April 15, 2016

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'Kicks': Tribeca Review

Cinematographer Michael Ragen's widescreen images, loose and free-flowing, are manipulated in swoony ways that owe a debt to Jacques Audiard and Wong Kar-wai (both of...

Taiwan Night: Democracy a Shared Value, Bond between Canada and Taiwan

Fellow Liberal MP Hedy Fry, another long-time attendee, talked about how much she looked forward to the event each year. “The food is always good,...

We pass the popcorn for the greatest climate hits of the Bernie-Hillary smackdown

In general, it feels like your average liberal, and increasingly your average moderate and sometimes even conservative, realizes that climate change is a terrifying long-term...

Research bucks for U of R

Bringing the cash was federal Liberal cabinet minister Ralph Goodale, who said Friday's ceremony in Regina was being duplicated on 32 other university campuses across...

Françoise Boivin pas convaincue de la décision

L'ancienne députée néo-démocrate Françoise Boivin met en doute la «sagesse» du NPD de laisser à Thomas Mulcair l'intérim du parti jusqu'à l'élection du prochain chef.

Vancouver MP calls for national prescription drug plan

A B.C. MP says that Canadians are being 'gouged' over high prescription costs because there is no national pharmacare plan in place. NDP health critic...

GOP candidates in Williamson commissioner runoff make their case

“I'm conservative,” Parker said. “I have worked hard, with grassroots efforts here in Williamson County. I have worked hard to get conservative candidates elected in...

The Mirror Questionnaire With Washington Examiner's Eddie Scarry

Chuck Todd or David Gregory? Which one does “The No Spin Zone”? What's next for you? What would you do with your life if absolutely...

Freight rate study favouring CWB draws fire

(subscription)Former Conservative agriculture minister Gerry Ritz also questioned the paper's findings, saying the numbers presented were wrong. “The problem with the whole thesis that...

Friday QP: Robin Hood, health dollars and summer construction season

(subscription) (subscription)A more subdued than normal Friday Question Period, lacking many of the usual characters, kicked off with Conservative Pierre Poilievre leading the charge,...

The Death of PJTV: How Aubrey Chernicks Right-Wing Media Dream Died

The often-bellicose outlet—which once deployed Joe “The Plumber” Wurzelbacher as a war correspondent in Israel, and featured truculent firebrand Bill Whittle (who joked at a...

SunEdison's TerraForm Units Said to Hire AlixPartners as Adviser

SunEdison said Friday that it is in talks with first- and second-lien lenders to procure a $310 million loan to carry it through bankruptcy reorganization.

Channel 4's Michael Crick interrupted on live TV during Boris Johnson speech

Just last month, Lord Feldman was subjected to a Cricking after he was chased round Westminster and asked about the Conservative party's election spending. The...

Cowboys, Bears among beneficiaries of 2016 NFL schedule

On the schedule are meetings with Richard Sherman (twice), Brent Grimes, Patrick Peterson/Tyrann Mathieu (twice, Stephone Gillmore/Ronald Darby, Darius Slay, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie/Janoris Jenkins, Josh Norman,...

Justin Trudeau, party brass set to gain more power over campaigns, policy under new proposed Liberal constitution

(subscription) (subscription)Justin Trudeau after he won the leadership race in April 2013. The new Liberal constitution lists the party leader as the first title...

American Religion Has Never Looked Quite Like It Does Today

Spearheaded by prominent British atheists Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens, as well as American atheist Sam Harris, the New Atheists have gained a large following...

The Impossible Dream

South Asian LinkWith the removal of Thomas Mulcair and a leadership race soon to come, there is renewed energy around Canada's New Democratic Party. Adding...

Strategy session for sports betting bill scheduled in Ottawa

NDP MP Brian Masse is getting some backup, as he attempts to stickhandle a sports betting bill through Parliament. In February, Masse introduced a bill...

Kady O'Malley: Freedom of conscience shouldn't be just for the faithful

As the House of Commons prepares to launch itself into an impassioned debate on the government's proposed legislation on physician-assisted dying, the question of conscience...

Candidates pitch ideas at Radford forum

Harshberger, who has held numerous positions at Virginia Tech and is the director emeritus of its University Leadership Development Program, said that if re-elected, he...

Colorado's controversial GOP convention captures national attention

Ted Cruz emerged April 9 with the lead role in the continuing drama known as the 2016 Republican primary race. Most of ... “We are...

Conrad Black: Tom Mulcair deserved better

... treatment of Thomas Mulcair is disgraceful and cowardly. My own background with Mulcair does not make us natural allies, as he objected in Parliament...

Gregg joins Puerto Rico fight

Meanwhile, the Center for Individual Freedom — the conservative group that is nominally paying for those attack ads advocating the position of hedge funds Aurelius...

Ken Ilgunas' 'Trespassing across America' on the 1700-mile route of the Keystone XL pipeline

His 2013 book, "Walden on Wheels," was a well-received account of getting his master's degree at Duke University while living out of a van in...

Monica Barley launches Progressive Conservative leadership bid

Moncton lawyer Monica Barley has launched her candidacy for the leadership of the Progressive Conservative party of New Brunswick, telling members she can build support...

PC Leader Patrick Brown should turf MPP Jack MacLaren, Wynne says

Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown should turf controversial MPP Jack MacLaren from his caucus for misogynistic behaviour, says Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne. “When I talked...

@Kady: Freedom of conscience shouldn't be just for the faithful

In the waning days of the last Parliament, Conservative MP Ed Komarnicki garnered near unanimous support for a motion stating that all MPs “should be...

'I tried to get an Orwell': Yes, Andrew Cash knows he looks exactly like Tommy Douglas

Former MP Andrew Cash is not only aware of his eerie resemblance to NDP founder and “Father of Medicare” Tommy Douglas — but there were...

It's No Secret That the Obama Administration Has Been Terrible on Transparency

President Obama turned a few heads on Fox News Sunday when host Chris Wallace asked him whether Hillary Clinton's emails—some of which contained information since...

Supreme Court strikes down Tories' tough-on-crime laws

Rob Nicholson, the Conservative Party's justice critic, said the party was disappointed in the rulings. “Canadians tend to lose faith in the criminal justice system...

Liberals' austerity budget will hit most vulnerable hardest

While the budget documents don't specifically name the tuition freeze, when pressed on the matter Bennett and Advanced Education and Skills Minister Gerry Byrne said...

Jacksonville Bold for 4.15.16 – The post-Crenshaw era begins

(blog) (blog)Outgoing 16-year Congressman Ander Crenshaw was cut from the same mold as Tillie Fowler, his immediate predecessor who would be considered a RINO...

POTUS to RUTGERS -

- FULOP flop on casinos -- BRIDGEGATE defense variationPoliticoAt a fundraiser for Assemblywoman Valerie Huttle that Fulop headlined in Englewood on Wednesday night, Bergen County...

Provencher Constituents Vocal About Physician Assisted Death

Ted Falk says what he finds most disappointing is that the Liberals broke an election promise to invest $3 billion in long term care, including...

Apple REIT dangles carrot with $1.3B merger

The announcement quotes Justin Knight as saying: “We are pleased to have the opportunity to acquire this highly complementary portfolio of leading Hilton and Marriott...

Don't write the NDP obituary just yet

Just as Mr. Trudeau was for the federal Liberals. Had someone else been leading the Grits into the 2015 federal campaign (Joyce Murray, Martin Cauchon,...

Cardinal Wuerl to offer Mass for Life in response to Planned Parenthood CEO's Georgetown speech

... on its website. These abuses include hosting speeches by pro-abortion President Barack Obama and pornographer Larry Flynt. ... “We are so grateful that the...

This is NOT a Conservative government

(blog) (blog)If you thought the nation elected a Conservative government in May 2015, you would be wrong. A Conservative government would have simplified and...

RCMP refugee screening a $16M flop, says internal report

A $16-million RCMP project to help keep dangerous refugees out of Canada has turned out to be an expensive security flop. An internal evaluation says...

Kansas Supreme Court justice's fundraising arm decries 'politicized effort' to oust members over school finance

Earlier this year, conservative Republicans led an unsuccessful effort in the House to advance a measure that would change how the justices are selected, giving...

Scoop: LAST MAN STANDING on ABC - Today, April 15, 2016

Meanwhile, Ryan helps Eve with her assignment to debate from the opposite side of her politically conservative beliefs, on "Last Man Standing," FRIDAY, APRIL 15...

No Whining

(blog)It has always been the claim of American conservatives that here, on this side of the Atlantic, glory is not extinguished, the spirit of...

Monsef introduces eight principles that will guide electoral reform

(subscription) (subscription)Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, Liberal MP Mark Holland, NDP MP Nathan Cullen, and Conservative MP Scott Reid take part in a panel...

First Nations Health Care Needs 'Drastic Change,' Doctor Tells Committee

Yvonne Jones, the parliamentary secretary to Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett, said the Liberal government is looking to reform the program. "We know that there...

Reagan, Thomson face off in Vacaville forum

Lois Wolf, D-Solano, former Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, Solano County Sheriff Tom Ferrara and Solano County District Attorney Krishna Abrams among his supporters. They also know...

Puerto Rico bankruptcy bill faces do or die moment

Conservative opposition on the committee also presents an early test for Ryan's process-focused approach to his speakership. Bishop's panel, which has jurisdiction over territories, drafted...

Andrews inaugurated at SC

Bradley J. Andrews was inaugurated as the 19th president of Southwestern College Thursday afternoon in a ceremony that touched on the role of a liberal...

Ousted Brookfield Republican must again plead her case to rejoin GOP

BROOKFIELD — A year after Jane Miller was booted from the Republican Party, she must again defend her conservative credentials in order to rejoin the...

Canada violating international law with Saudi arms sale: expert

Separately, Thursday, Mr. Dion offered only mild support for an NDP proposal by MP Hélène Laverdière to create a Commons committee that would scrutinize arms...

What you should know about the Liberals' assisted-dying bill

He said he has not decided whether to support the bill. And NDP MP Murray Rankin said he hopes the justice committee has time to...