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  • Conservatives edge NDP as Parliament returns, poll says

    09/19/2012 12:01:35 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 2 replies
    CBC News ^ | September 16, 2012
    A quiet summer has given Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservatives some breathing room as they head Monday into what could be an acrimonious fall sitting of Parliament. A new poll gives the governing party a seven-point lead over the Opposition New Democrats -- a cushion they may need if a second omnibus budget implementation bill sparks the same public backlash and all-out parliamentary warfare its predecessor did last spring. The Canadian Press Harris-Decima survey, which was conducted Aug. 30-Sept. 10, put Conservative support at 34 per cent of respondents, the NDP at 27, the Liberals at 24 and the Greens...
  • Old Dems vs. New Dems

    10/19/2009 6:42:23 AM PDT · by RolandTignor · 6 replies · 567+ views
    Got it through email ^ | 10-19-09 | dontknow
    Great Orators of the Democrat Party... 'One man with courage makes a majority.' - Andrew Jackson 'The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.' - Franklin D. Roosevelt 'The buck stops here.' - Harry S. Truman 'Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for yourcountry.' - John F. Kennedy And from today's Democrats... "It depends what your definition of 'Sex' is?" - Bill Clinton "Those rumors are false .... I believe in the sanctity of marriage." - John Edwards "I invented the Internet." - Al Gore "The next Person that tells...
  • Obama, Clinton at Cronkite Memorial (Sep 9 on CBS)

    09/01/2009 7:13:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies · 262+ views
    Newsday ^ | 9/1/2009 | Verne Gay
    CBS just now released a bunch of details for the Cronkite memorial, which'll be Sept. 9, 10:30 a.m. at Avery Fisher...The big news Prez Obama will speak. Bill Clinton too! That's a little surprising, considering these guys didn't know each other particularly well....Mickey Hart, of the Dead, might seem to be a little unsual too, but he and Walter were buddies (though I'm reasonably certain Cronkite was not a Deadhead.)
  • Radio Rage (Seething Conservatives update)

    05/13/2009 6:41:17 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 99 replies · 2,737+ views
    Salon ^ | May 13, 2009 | Camille Paglia
    May 13, 2009 | In John Frankenheimer's taut 1964 film, "Seven Days in May," the Joint Chiefs of Staff, appalled at a disarmament treaty with the Soviet Union, plot a coup d'état to remove the president whom they regard as too soft and naive about the evil of America's enemies. The screenplay by Rod Serling (based on a 1962 novel by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II) is filled with passionate lines that seem right out of today's talk radio -- "intellectual dilettantes" versus patriotism; America's loss of "greatness"; the superiority of military experience to civilian judgment and governance.
  • Toronto's problem at the top (Urban fiscal management as practiced on the left)

    09/12/2007 7:17:59 AM PDT · by Clive · 6 replies · 317+ views
    National Post ^ | 2007-09-12 | (editorial page)
    Toronto is often the subject of derision in other parts of Canada. The city has a reputation for arrogance. And its leaders habitually demand more money from the provincial and federal governments, claiming that their city is the engine of the national economy, and so what's good for Toronto is good for the country. It is an attitude that causes people in the rest of Canada to roll their eyes. But as Toronto's City Council descends into a political circus, with a Mayor accused of acting like a dictator and histrionic councillors nearly coming to blows over fiscal issues, Toronto's...
  • Nice but broke [Canada's aspiring city state]

    07/28/2007 1:42:51 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 2 replies · 438+ views
    The Economist ^ | 7/26/2007
    THE mayor of Toronto, David Miller, has ambitions to turn Canada's largest metropolitan area into a city state. Earlier this year he persuaded Ontario's government to grant Toronto more powers to raise money and govern itself than other cities. But his first attempt to use those powers has backfired. This month city councillors refused to approve new taxes on home sales and vehicle registration. The catcalls of estate agents, who crowded the council chamber on the morning of the vote, clearly rang louder in some councillors' ears than the mayor's urgings. This comes at a delicate time for Toronto, a...
  • Historic Victory for Diebold! [Ann Coulter]

    11/08/2006 3:58:41 PM PST · by pissant · 206 replies · 5,547+ views
    Human Events ^ | 11/8/06 | Ann Coulter
    History was made this week! For the first time in four election cycles, Democrats are not attacking the Diebold Corp. the day after the election, accusing it of rigging its voting machines. I guess Diebold has finally been vindicated. So the left won the House and also Nicaragua. They've had a good week. At least they don't have their finger on the atom bomb yet. Democrats support surrender in Iraq, higher taxes and the impeachment of President Bush. They just won an election by pretending to be against all three. Jon Tester, Bob Casey Jr., Heath Shuler, possibly Jim Webb...
  • Judge Not - ("New Democrat" professor at U. MD.says why Repubs win; warning! anger may erupt!)

    05/31/2005 7:45:39 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 35 replies · 1,267+ views
    NEW DEMOCRATS ONLINE.ORG ^ | MAY 30, 2005 | WILLIAM A. GALSTON
    Ever since Brown v. Board of Education, liberals have used judicial activism as a substitute for political persuasion. But we shouldn't ask judges to make laws. It is difficult to imagine a more fundamental assault on the separation of power than this spring's shameless attacks on the judicial appointments process. With their threats to end the right of filibuster and to measure judicial nominees by political standards, Republicans like Rep. Tom DeLay and Sen. John Cornyn brought partisan warfare and violation of basic principles to a new low. Either they do not understand the essentials of our constitutional system, or...
  • Canada: Martin promises new election as scandal grows

    04/22/2005 11:33:38 PM PDT · by M. Espinola · 2 replies · 451+ views
    The Financial Times ^ | April 23rd, 2005 | By Bernard Simon in Toronto
    The Canadian media had little trouble setting up interviews with Paul Martin yesterday as the beleaguered prime minister pulled out the stops to save his Liberal minority government and forestall a general election. The two main opposition parties, the Conservatives and the separatist Bloc Québécois, suggested that they were eager to capitalise as soon as possible on a billowing scandal over a federal sponsorship and advertising programme in Quebec in the 1990s. Mr Martin promised in a rare televised speech on Thursday evening that he would call an election within 30 days of publication of a judicial inquiry's report...
  • Strange Death of the New Democrats

    01/27/2005 12:03:01 PM PST · by brothersjudddotcom · 2 replies · 189+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | 1/27/05 | Orrin C. Judd
    The Strange Death That No One Cares About (Orrin C. Judd, 1/27/05, Tech Central Station) There was a death in Washington recently that received far less attention than it deserved: the New Democrat philosophy of Bill Clinton is dead. This is a truly extraordinary development; one that should not be allowed to pass so quietly.
  • 'When ya gettin' rid of him?'

    08/19/2004 7:21:31 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 20 replies · 1,062+ views
    Guardian ^ | 08/19/04 | Mark Seddon
    'When ya gettin' rid of him?' Tony Blair has become an embarrassment to Labour's natural allies across the Atlantic - the Democrats Mark Seddon Friday August 20, 2004 The Guardian Out on the stump in Brooklyn with Democrat Congressional hopeful Frank Barbero came a chance to talk to the footsoldiers in an election that all agree is the most important in decades. America is polarised between red and blue - or, as some Democrats whisper, between progressive America and a revived Confederacy. With George, the Vietnam vet turned transit worker, and Jeff Gold, the eternally optimistic full-time organiser, we leafleted...
  • Dean: A Prophet Ahead of His Time?

    01/07/2004 8:44:03 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 11 replies · 259+ views
    WND.com ^ | 01-07-04 | Buchanan, Patrick J.
    Dean: A prophet ahead of his time? Posted: January 7, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com WASHINGTON, D.C. – Within four weeks, the Democratic nominee will probably be known, and this city believes it will almost surely be Howard Dean. The Iowa caucuses on Jan. 19, the New Hampshire primary on Jan. 27, and the South Carolina primary on Feb. 3, same day as half a dozen other caucuses and primaries, will tell the tale. The shrillness and savagery of the attacks on Dean by rival Democrats like Joe Lieberman underscore the point. They all understand that if Dean...
  • Reinventing the Budget

    06/28/2003 2:48:43 PM PDT · by Anthem · 5 replies · 264+ views
    Blueprint Magazine ^ | 4/15/03 | Randolph Court
    In solving his revenue crunch, Washington Gov. Gary Locke focuses on results, not costs. Table of Contents At a time when the states face a collective revenue shortfall of $80 billion -- the worst fiscal crisis since World War II, according to the National Governors Association -- Washington Gov. Gary Locke has achieved the improbable. In addressing his state's $2 billion budget gap, he has managed to garner widespread confidence in his budgetary leadership among voters and political counterparts alike. That public confidence has been a byproduct of an effort by Locke to invert the standard way of budgeting, in...
  • Centrist Democrat Speaks on War Record

    06/08/2003 8:45:44 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 214+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 6/7/03 | David B. Caruso - AP
    <p>PHILADELPHIA - The head of a political group that helped Bill Clinton become president in 1992 said Democrats need to claim more credit for military victories in Afghanistan and Iraq if they are to win the White House in 2004.</p>