Canada reported zero COVID-19 deaths on Friday; the U.S.? 1,094

Friday was the anniversary of both the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon and the assault on a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya. On September 11, 2020 — to far less consternation and alarm — 1,094 Americans died mostly preventable deaths as a result of a pandemic that’s been allowed to…

Justin Trudeau turns down Trump's invite to bathe in our COVID filth

Would you want to visit the United States these days? That is, if you weren’t already here? We’re like the sketchy truck stop toilet stall of the world right now. Well, you’re not the only one who’d like to avoid our country like the plague. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has opted out of a…

manufactured outrage started with a Trump comment about his Home Alone 2 cameo

Trump mentioned his cameo in Home Alone 2 now two days ago as a minor aside while referring to the film as a Xmas classic during a video conference. Twitter decided to make it trend especially among Trump’s Canadian anti-Trudeau followers, still triggered by the NATO leaders’ gossip that compelled Trump’s early exit from their recent meeting. President…

Liberals win in Canada – minority government ahead

If you watched the Canadian debates on television, you saw an ideological cross-section similar to the US, including anti-immigrant nutters, reactionary crazies and barely a hint of plurality. Some predicted a minority government with some form of coalition. UPDATE: CBC has just announced that the Liberals have won with a minority government. Live election results:…

Is Trump killing the Obama boom in bellwether Elkhart?

With the unemployment rate still at 3.7% and GDP growth at 2.0%, the American economy remains solid, if not spectacular. But with more warning lights flashing yellow, Team Trump is growing more concerned about the direction of the so-called best economy ever just as the 2020 election heats up. The president and his advisers have good reason…

Only Trump can use “ancient history” to screw up today.

I’m sorry if this article comes off as just a wee incoherent, but I can literally feel the IQ points dripping out of my ears and nose as I try to digest what I just saw and heard. In yet another somber, serious, and yes, vaguely ridiculous pronouncement, Secretary of State Mike Pomapdour Pompeo stood behind a podium, and…

Donald Trump’s 10 most pathetically predictable broken promises

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Republican Donald Trump presented a unique conundrum for the public and pundits alike. Simply put, Trump lied at a rate never before seen in modern American politics. No candidate in the 21st century, from either party, even came close. Writing in The Atlantic that September, Salena Zito offered this warning…

Guess where the biggest Senate critic of Canada's healthcare system is going for major surgery?

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul needs hernia surgery after his neighbor, former doctor Rene A. Boucher, physically attacked him last year, in apparent retaliation for constantly piling brush and sticks near his property line. Despite myriad U.S. hospitals that can and do perform this surgery, Sen. Paul isn’t taking any chances with his health. Instead, he’s going to Canada.  Specifically, he’s…

Trump Is Still Screwing Up Trade.

While we are focused on government-sponsored child abuse, Hurricane Maria’s death toll in Puerto Rico, Mueller’s Russia Investigation, and the deaths of Senator John McCain and Aretha Franklin, looks like Trump thinks he can slap another $200 billion in tariffs on China next week, according to Bloomberg that is.  I suspect this may be true…

Could Trump face Magnitsky Act sanctions?

Already branded by a survey of historians as America’s worst ever, the presidency of Donald Trump may also live in infamy as the most ironic. After all, the man who ran to “Make America Great Again” has already ceded global climate leadership to China and Europe, withdrawn from the Pacific trade partnership created by the…

Why 'America First' really means America last

To say that the slogan “America First” has a checkered past in the United States is an understatement of epic proportions. Launched in the spring of 1940 on the eve of Hitler’s conquest of France, Belgium and Holland, the America First Committee was an isolationist crusade which grew to 800,000 members who sought the keep…