Editorial for Week of March 1, 2017–Triumph of the Shill Redux

¬† Donald Trump addressed the joint session https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/28/full-transcript-donald-trump-presidential-address-congress¬† of the US congress recently. Mostly able to ignore what was probably Bannon’s horrifying touch, the creation of the VOICE of American bigotry, the pundits and the press were staggered by how … Continue reading

Editorial for Saturday March 7, 2015: Spring Break

The boys in the news have pretty much been waterboarding the Canadian public for the last few weeks. The Harper Conservatives have ramped up their exploitation of Terror, Retribution, Tax Crumbs, the Non-existent Crime Wave, and Corporate Sucking-Up for another … Continue reading

Editorial for December 13, 2014–ISIS:Why Notice? Why Now?

It’s taken fifteen years for ISIS (ISIL, IS, the caliphate–the name evolves as the group’s ambitions expand) to grow from a nasty little splinter group of violent bigots harassing and murdering Iraqis and Syrians into a great big (and still … Continue reading

Editorial for June 14, 2014–Ontario Election Entrails

The surprising victory–an unexpected majority win– for the Ontario Liberals raises a few interesting issues concerning polls, performance and political attack ads. Polls, specifically the political prediction polls, are starting to look like a shaky investment these days. In the … Continue reading

The Daily Sniff for Friday, September 13, 2013: We don’t need NEW laws–we need to enforce the ones we already have.

The Charter of Quebec Values has wide appeal in Quebec and, if the rest of Canada would tell the truth, in the entire country as well. The underlying sentiment garnering approval for limiting the use of religious symbols in an … Continue reading

The Daily Sniff for Monday, June 17, 2013–What a Dick.

Dick Cheney called Edward Snowden a “traitor” and he speculates that Snowden might be a “Chinese spy“. That’s breathtaking, coming from a creature who did more damage to the reputation of the US, did more to undermine the American democratic … Continue reading

The Daily Sniff for Tuesday, May 28, 2013–Something’s Wrong on the Right

The Boys in the Backrooms of the Right in Canada have taken a much-deserved beating in the last few weeks. Stephen Harper’s star appointees in the Senate have been caught ripping off Canadian taxpayers. The Alberta Wild Rose Party got … Continue reading

The Daily Sniff for Wednesday, May 15, 2013–Pollsters Flub An Election (Again) But Opportunity Is About to Knock

Today’s ThreeHundredEight blog was a more in-depth and thoughtful version of articles by various authors that ran in every major newspaper and in the ‘Canadian Politics’ sections of most news websites and services. Everyone is talking about how the polls … Continue reading

The Daily Sniff for Thursday, April 18, 2013–Get Mad and Get Even But Don’t Get Smarter. Stephen Harper’s Response to the World

In an attempt to appear like a strong, decisive, leader-ly kind of guy (and to show that he’s a much better leader-ly kind of guy than Justin Trudeau) Stephen Harper said that the only ‘good’ response to a terrorist attack … Continue reading

The Daily Sniff for Friday, April 12, 2013–Joe Oliver. Minister in a Government? Really?!?!

“It is better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt”–var. attributed to Mark Twain, Abraham Lincoln, George Elliot. In an interview with the Montreal Daily, La Presse, and reported … Continue reading