Category: Politics

Trump and the N-Word

Omarosa Manigault Newman has provided recordings on which nervous aides discuss how to cover for something hideous that they believe Trump has uttered. And we hardly need question whether the N-word is the one at issue. What would that hideous utterance have been if not the word currently treated as the most taboo in the English language? In an episode…

Greens will not run against Jagmeet Singh in Burnaby byelection

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh will not have to worry about Green Party opposition in the upcoming Burnaby-South byelection. Singh, who does not have a seat in parliament, announced last week his intention to seek NDP MP Kennedy Stewart’s soon-to-be-vacant seat. Related Jagmeet Singh says he’ll move to Burnaby if he wins election there Green Leader Elizabeth May said her party…

Working-Class White Women Could Make or Break the Midterms for Democrats

When Donald Trump this week publicly disparaged his former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman as a “dog,” he crystallized again the belligerent style and volatile behavior that has exposed Republican candidates in November to the risk of a crushing backlash among women. The most important unanswered question for the midterm election may be how far that backlash extends among the women…

The Government’s Technical, Jargony, Revealing Case Against Paul Manafort

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia—The trial of President Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, has been anything but sexy. A document-heavy, jargon-laden slog, the tax and bank fraud trial has disappointed many who expected bombshell testimony and allusions to a grand Trump-Russia conspiracy—but left the courthouse gossiping about $15,000 ostrich jackets and the extra-marital affairs of Manafort’s ex-business partner, instead. In U.S. District…

Pauline Greaves announces bid as independent for Surrey mayor

Pauline Greaves, an instructor at Langara College’s school of management, is running as an independent for Surrey mayor. Greaves has experience in management, administration and leadership in education, and places emphasis on inclusion and equal opportunity for all children and young adults. Her campaign platform focuses on the need for a municipal police force, better infrastructure to serve Surrey’s rapid…

The Freedom of the Press Is Yours

The press, says the 45th president of the United States, is “very dangerous & sick.” It causes “great division & distrust.” It is the “enemy of the people.” Every president—starting with George Washington, who griped about his treatment at the hands of “infamous scribblers”—has felt maligned or misunderstood by the media. The rhetoric now emanating from the White House—remarkable in…