Presidential Appearance: Trump Lowers the Bar

Last week Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. After the meeting the two men addressed the assembled media. The immediate reaction on both sides of the border was that Peña Nieto had missed an opportunity to publicly challenge Trump on his promise to build a wall along the borderContinue reading “Presidential Appearance: Trump Lowers the Bar”

Good Business Does Not Equal Good Government

With Donald Trump now the Republican Party’s presumptive presidential candidate the time has come to take a look at the big picture. One of Trump’s main selling points is his skill as a businessman. He  has amassed a fortune in business, but does that make him, or anyone with a similar background for that matter,Continue reading “Good Business Does Not Equal Good Government”

Tweets From History: Reactions to the 2016 GOP Race

DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! PleaseContinue reading “Tweets From History: Reactions to the 2016 GOP Race”

Oddly Justin Trudeau and Donald Trump Agree on Taxation

What struck me most about last night’s GOP candidates debate on CNN was not the usual bitching and sniping. Nor was it anything outrageous Donald Trump said. It was a comment made by current second-place Dr. Ben Carson about Trump regarding tax. On the other hand Trump, a billionaire himself, prefers a weighted system thatContinue reading “Oddly Justin Trudeau and Donald Trump Agree on Taxation”

A Canadian Election Scandal Piss Off

In cross-border fairness I am posting a story from Canada that, much like the piece about West Point cadets bonking each other on the head with rock-filled pillowcases, leaves me wondering. As I mentioned in my previous post, you just can’t make this stuff up. While many folks think politics is akin to pissing inContinue reading “A Canadian Election Scandal Piss Off”

Republican Hopefuls Trump and Walker: Wall to Wall Nonsense

Republican presidential candidate hopeful Donald Trump has said repeatedly that when elected he will erect a wall along the Mexico-US border. Not only will he have it installed, but Mexico will pay for the project. As is the case with most of his promises, Mr. Trump is a little sketchy on the details of justContinue reading “Republican Hopefuls Trump and Walker: Wall to Wall Nonsense”

Mayonnaise Ranked Number One Condiment. Was There Ever a Doubt?

I have nothing against vegans or their food, but if it’s so good, why not call the product “Yellow Pea Spread” instead of trying to fool consumers with the word “Mayo” on the label? Well what do you know? A recent piece on NBCNEWS.com confirms what we mayonnaise lovers have known all along: mayo isContinue reading “Mayonnaise Ranked Number One Condiment. Was There Ever a Doubt?”

Canada’s Role in The War Against ISIS: Humanitarian or Combat?

How will Canadians react when and if one of our own is the victim of an egregious ISIS beheading video should we take part in a combat mission? As I write this, one hundred years after the outbreak of what has come to be known as the “war to end all wars”, or World WarContinue reading “Canada’s Role in The War Against ISIS: Humanitarian or Combat?”

Scots Vote NO; We Still Have A United Kingdom; Now The Fun Begins

By garnering a 55.3% share of the votes cast, the NO side in Scotland’s independence referendum assured that country’s place within the United Kingdom. As is so often the case, the old adage that claims the only poll that counts is the one on voting day was borne out. For the most part, polling leadingContinue reading “Scots Vote NO; We Still Have A United Kingdom; Now The Fun Begins”

Referendums: What Can Québec Learn From Scotland?

With the September 18th voting day fast approaching, the BBC recently published a piece on what Scotland can learn from Québec’s experience with referendums on sovereignty. I would like to put the shoe on the other foot and look at what Québec can learn from the Scots. To paraphrase John F. Kennedy: Ask not whatContinue reading “Referendums: What Can Québec Learn From Scotland?”