February 12, 2016

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Sound Off: Does your vote really make a difference?

Jim Smith steps out of a voting booth after marking his ballot at a polling site for the New Hampshire primary, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016,...

Equalization is broken, and the Tories made it worse

In 2007, the Conservative government reworked the equalization formula that calculates how to distribute the billions in annual transfers. It is now based on a...

West Texas fracking billionaires spending big on Cruz and conservative causes

(subscription) (subscription)In a sermon in 2013, Farris Wilks said he felt motivated after he and his brother returned from a Pastors and Pews gathering...

Liberals on par to miss refugee target. Again.

Everyone's in agreement with that,” Michelle Rempel, the Conservative immigration and refugee critic and Calgary Nose Hill MP, said via telephone. “But we need to...

Louisiana's budget is a hot mess: How we got here

Named for former Lake Charles lawmaker Vic Stelly, the plan raised income taxes on mostly moderate-to-wealthy people and did away with a sales tax on...

The Trump-Cruz beef is sizzling

DOOM AND GLOOM: POLITICO's Michael Grunwald crystallizes a new problem for HILLARY CLINTON — that a gloomy worldview hurts her candidacy. “The Democratic candidates sounded...

Sydney tech startups get financial boost from ACOA

The funding comes from ACOA's business development program. Sydney-Victoria Liberal MP Mark Eyking made the announcement. He said both companies are impressive examples of the...

Give Yourself a Valentine

To admit you crave hearts and flowers in mid-February is apparently no longer PC. So we dis Valentine's Day as a commercial construct — a...

Boost for summer jobs

Create a parliamentary oversight committee on national security operations. A chairman has been appointed — Liberal MP David McGuinty — but no committee as yet.

Five candidates run to represent Texas House District 5

Five candidates are running in the Republican Party primary to represent the interests of residents in portions of Smith County in the Texas House of...

How to Write the Perfect Email

Okay, here's a little test. See if you can decide which email is most likely to elicit a response: 1. Hey, I was thinking about...

NDP must connect with social movements to prevent history from repeating

"I think we had a better idea about what didn't work, than we knew about what would work," Davies told rabble. "Hence the need to...

Right-Wing Media Smear Sanders With "Historically Inaccurate And Ridiculous" Comparison To Nazi Ideology

Right-Wing Media Smear Sanders With "Historically Inaccurate And Ridiculous" Comparison To Nazi IdeologyIn a July 20 National Review post, which the ADL criticized, Kevin Williamson...

Vote of confidence: Mulcair must obtain at least 70% of support

That is the figure that recurs in the consultations that led the president of the New Democratic Party (NDP), Rebecca Blaikie, reported Friday MP Alexandre...

NEWSFLASH – Canada found guilty of racism!

The reaction by the newly-elected Liberal government? “My job is to go forward and fix these things.” said Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett, who agreed...

Ted Cruz campaign commercial stars a softcore porn actress (VIDEO)

“Prior to the Cruz campaign pulling the ad, Lindsay told BuzzFeed News in a phone interview on Thursday that she's a Christian conservative and a...

Limbaugh on Hillary-Bernie Pro-Family Immigration Claim: Dems Have No Problem Being 'the Husband' in the Black ...

are concerned about immigration policy that would deport those here illegally on the grounds it would split up families. According to Limbaugh, if that were...

#AM_Equality Tip Sheet: February 12, 2016

(blog) (blog)To add insult to injury, the clerk, Debbie Allen, insists that what she said was not an attack, claiming that she “felt [she]...

Chism asks state to fund $10M for partnership school

John L. Moore, R-Brandon) supportive of elected boards? Yes. Will there be a push this year? I don't think so," he said. "Right now, a...

Cruz app data collection helps campaign read minds of voters

After finishing a distant third in New Hampshire, Cruz is looking to boost the turnout of likely supporters in South Carolina and in Southern states...

@Kady – No more anonymous anti-Tory election signs, environmentalists!

... the off-the-books signage, Conservative MP Kellie Leitch was re-elected in Simcoe – Grey with 46.6 percent of the vote, while rookie Conservative Alex Nuttall...

Hey, Remember When Vegas Picked The Blazers To Win 27.5 Games? - Blazer's Edge

Blazer's EdgeHey, Remember When Vegas Picked The Blazers To Win 27.5 Games?Blazer's EdgeBecause the Blazers have so many shooters on the floor at all times,...

Around Town: February 12, 2016

Musical Theatre Kids presents the young performers' edition of The Wizard of Oz at 7 pm Friday and Saturday, February 12 and 13 and at...

Lack of oversight causing Canadian aid to potentially ... - Kellie Leitch

Calgary – Conservative Party International Development Critic Deepak Obhrai expressed his deep concern over comments made by International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau that Canadian aid...

Ballooning Liberal deficits the result of a spending ... - Kellie Leitch

“Canadians can always count on the Conservative Party to be the voice of taxpayers,” said Ambrose. “Canadian families are worried about their jobs and financial...

Epic federal election was a victory for democracy: Delacourt

When the Conservatives decided to do one last big advertising push on election day last year, they took out front-page wrapper ads in newspapers across...

How Crossroads GPS beat the IRS and became a social welfare group

A lot has changed since then, including the political influence of 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations like GPS, a brainchild of Karl Rove, Ed Gillespie and...

New CEOs at the Jericho Project and the Utah Symphony

(subscription) (subscription)Jean Case, chief executive of the Case Foundation, was named chair of the National Geographic Society's Board of Trustees. Ms. Case has served...

Syndicated columnist: Bloomberg bid could mean GOP wave

AmmoLand Shooting Sports NewsRepublicans should give Mayor Mike every encouragement to enter the race. For though he ... Strom Thurmond carried four Deep South states...

Michael Moore's Anti-Hero Act Gets Old In 'Where To Invade Next'

I ask this as someone whose politics run left of center, as someone wary of conservative media dominance, and as someone who once enjoyed and...

The Never-Ending War on Federal Whistleblowers

Federal employees are often the only people in the position to identify illegal conduct, waste of funds, gross mismanagement or other misconduct at federal agencies.

Oxford's savage upper-crust boys wreak havoc in 'Posh'

Wade set her play in 2010, just as the “posh,” Oxford-educated David Cameron became prime minister of Great Britain, leading the Conservative party back to...

McGuinty Defends Gas Plant Defendants at Book Signing

d Burlingtond BurlingtonDavid Livingston, McGuinty's last chief of staff, and deputy-chief Laura Miller have been charged with breach of trust, mischief in relation to data...

Five things I've learned about how the government used BuzzFeed

One of the top influencers the bureaucracy was banking on was John Baird, a much-followed Conservative cabinet minister on Twitter who was then minding the...

@Kady — Play nice with the NDP, Liberals: Your electoral reform plans could depend on them

As it turns out, the New Democrats have some ideas on that front, and just before the House broke for a week-long recess, NDP democratic...

CHRISTIE post-mortems -

- hy plansPoliticoChristie had no public schedule on Thursday, but he did announce he has requested federal assistance from President Obama for a snowstorm that...

Canada's Aid to Help ISIS Fighters?

Canada's international development minister, Marie-Claude Bibeau, said this week that the aid provided by the country could be used to help ISIS fighters. The comments...

Dealing with life and death at breakneck speed: Tim Harper

Oliphant, his co-chair, Conservative Sen. Kelvin Ogilvie and 13 other MPs and senators have absorbed the findings of a federal panel and provincial-territorial task force...

Rona Ambrose sticks to partisan clichés: Goar

National PostRona Ambrose, interim leader of the Conservative party, had to denounce Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's plan to trade warplanes in the skies over Iraq...

Whedon's Women Melinda May and Maria Hill as Transgressive Superheroines

Coogan's definition is conservative and singular, silencing the complexities and nuances of its movement through social and political spaces. These conservative paradigms reify the superhero...

Today in History

- Feb. 12mysask.comJames Bulger was lured away from his mother at a Liverpool shopping mall and beaten to death on nearby railway tracks. Two...

Today in History

- Feb. 12mysask.comJames Bulger was lured away from his mother at a Liverpool shopping mall and beaten to death on nearby railway tracks. Two...

Today in History

- Feb. 12mysask.comJames Bulger was lured away from his mother at a Liverpool shopping mall and beaten to death on nearby railway tracks. Two...

Indians secure outright DVL basketball title

Palm Springs' John Rich started the game with a three-point basket, then followed up with a lay-up after the relentless Palm Springs' full-court press created...

Obama's war on whistleblowers

David Daleiden is the founder of the Center for Medical Progress who published the “sting” videos last summer exposing Planned Parenthood officials casually talking about...

Chris Whitehouse: Crowd-sourcing manifestos, like open Primaries, can reinvigorate local politics

It blames everything on the Conservative Government and appear to have forgotten already the dreadful recession and lack of money we inherited nationally from Gordon'...

Don't Scoff

(blog)The conventional wisdom ascribes it to the president's depleted political capital, bipartisan exasperation with recently departed education secretary Arne Duncan, and Senate committee chair...

Oregon standoff ends with a 'hallelujah'

Besides Fry, the last insurgents included Jeff Banta, 46, of Elko, Nevada, and Sean Anderson, 47, and his wife Sandy, 48, of Riggins, Idaho. The...

The Latest: Clinton, Sanders wrap up Milwaukee debate

referring to Democratic Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid. Trump's past contributions to Democrats and avowed willingness to work with them has been criticized by some...

Religion notes

FIRST CONGREGATION SONS OF ISRAEL (Conservative), 161 Cordova St., will host regular services at 7:30 p.m. today, with an Oneg Shabbat afterward. ... The event...