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”

Candidate Background Checks: Everything Sticks, or Does It?

Those who aspire to public office in the United States are subjected to stringent background checks. Opposition staffers rake muck in an attempt to uncover a nugget of negativity that can then be sprung on the candidate. Like those folks with metal detectors on the beach, systematically covering every square inch, researchers delve deep intoContinue reading “Candidate Background Checks: Everything Sticks, or Does It?”

Trump Tapes; More Grist for the Media Mill(er)

The latest chapter in the love-hate relationship that has developed between presumptive GOP presidential candidate  Donald J. Trump and the media (he loves to hate them) involves twenty-five year old audio tapes. Trump allegedly posed as his own publicist, calling himself John Miller, and conducted a phone interview with People magazine. The world of publicistsContinue reading “Trump Tapes; More Grist for the Media Mill(er)”

GOP Convention and Guns

It has been said and written countless times: this US political season is unprecedented. Just when you think the race for Republican Party presidential candidate cannot get any stranger, it does. Usually these twists revolve around something one of those vying for the candidacy has said or written. Mud slung at an opponent’s wife orContinue reading “GOP Convention and Guns”

Is Chris Christie Really That Desperate to be Veep?

Just when I thought I was getting a grip on the Republican Party presidential candidate selection circus they added another ring. Former GOP hopeful, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, has endorsed front runner Donald Trump. I suspect in return for his kind words, Christie has wangled a Vice Presidential role should Trump win. I firstContinue reading “Is Chris Christie Really That Desperate to be Veep?”

Tweets From History

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”

Trump and Palin: Cartoonists’ Dream Comes True

I have a hunch that editorial cartoonists in North America and beyond spent some time in their local church, synagogue, mosque, temple or Stonehenge last night. The reason for this was to give thanks for a cartoonist’s dream come true. What more could an editorial cartoonist ask for than Sarah Palin and Donald Trump onContinue reading “Trump and Palin: Cartoonists’ Dream Comes True”

Dr. Ben Carson Takes the Low Road

In the current Republican race to elect a presidential candidate for the 2016 election, it appears nuttiness is the key to success. First there was Donald Trump who set the tone and was all over the place with his ideas, including the erection of a wall along the US/Mexico border that, of course,  Mexico wouldContinue reading “Dr. Ben Carson Takes the Low Road”

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”

Donald Trump’s Support and Pork Chops

For many Canadians watching US politics gives us an insight into the thinking of our southern neighbours. In comparison to us, the left-right continuum picks up much more to the right in the States. But nonetheless there are many similarities. It’s safe to claim how you would vote, when there is no chance of actuallyContinue reading “Donald Trump’s Support and Pork Chops”