April 30, 2016

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Spotlight on green news & views: Chernobyl at 30; burning ivory; clean energy transformation

Michael T. Klare via Tom Dispatch writes—The Coming World of "Peak Oil Demand," Not "Peak Oil": “Sunday, April 17th was the designated moment. The world's...

Marin: Wynne running circles around a hapless opposition

And Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown (that's “Patrick who?” by the way) was completing the Boston Marathon at a leisurely 4:16, away from all the...

Gathering of Alberta conservatives backs call for new provincial party

“Wildrose will continue to have grassroots discussions with principled conservatives about becoming an even broader and more inclusive big tent party,” he said. No sitting...

After six months in office, give Trudeau a 'B', while his cabinet's success is a mixed bag

"I feel like there's two prime ministers," said Vancouver-based conservative political analyst Alise Mills. "There is the PM that is all about brand definition ...

The moral quandary of paying ransoms

Deputy CIA Director David Cohen is often quoted on this issue from a 2012 speech he gave titled, “Kidnapping for Ransom: The growing terrorist financing...

After six months in office, give Trudeau a 'B', while his cabinet's success is a

"I feel like there's two prime ministers," said Vancouver-based conservative political analyst Alise Mills. "There is the PM that is all about brand definition ...

"He is a man of faith, a family man, he loves his country," she said.

"He is a man of faith, a family man, he loves his country," she said.Richard Alvarez, a Republican delegate from San Diego County, fears that...

Community Calendar May 1

First Monday — Arkansas Conservative Forum meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at China Town Restaurant on Skyline Drive. For more information, call Bob...

EU referendum: Iain Duncan Smith interview

Telegraph.co.uk - at againTelegraph.co.ukIt will be celebrated every year with a public holiday. Street parties will be held across Britain. Bunting will bedeck the land.

Life after Skip Bayless: Options to be Stephen A. Smith's next foil on ESPN's 'First Take'

Will Cain — The Bristol Faculty is high on this conservative pundit turned sports opinionator. Teaming him with Smith would ... the chemical balance be...

Joe Oliver: Don't worry about bank “bail in” option in Liberal budget

Ever since the Liberal budget came down, we've been warning you about a paragraph on page 223: That if Canadian banks look like they're failing,...

Conversations on assisted suicide respectful and constructive, says MP Aldag

Aldag's counterpart in the Langley- Aldergrove riding, Conservative Mark Warawa, who sat on the Joint Committee on Physician-Assisted Dying, with Aldag, meanwhile, released his own...

Raiders trade up to take QB Cook in 4th round of NFL draft

"It's really a fun story," Minnesota coach Mike Zimmer said. "That's kind of what the draft is all about, making dreams come true." Southern Mississippi...

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hints feds will fund Montreal light rail

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the federal government cannot wait to examine the ambitious light rail train project proposed for the greater Montreal area by...

Rep. John Duncan Endorses The Donald: Trump Will Use 'Tremendous Leverage on Trade'

“I am pleased to have the support of Representative Duncan (TN) who is one of the most fiscally conservative Members of the House. If more...

GARDEN BRUNCH EDITION -- TRUMP revives Latino activism – POOL REPORTS from WHCD party circuit -- B'DAYS ...

--“Burlingame rally: Trump seeks unity as he courts state's conservative core,” by Joe Garofoli and John Wildermuth: His “plea for unity [was] delivered Trump-style, salted...

Fantasy analysis of Day 3 NFL draft picks

Built a like a running back, Louis figures to get a few carries and may help out as a returner. Although versatile, Louis isn't ...

Inside the right-wing lie factory: Secrets of a Koch-funded propaganda machine more insidious than Fox News

Its Wisconsin Reporter, for instance, once sponsored a poll that found more than 70 percent of people in the state supported an effort by Governor...

Indiana is the only place that can save the GOP from a Trump takeover

The businessman once owned a riverboat casino in Gary, an industrial town on Lake Michigan, and the region briefly viewed him as a potential economic...

David Cameron is not paranoid – Boris Johnson is out to get him

Because most Conservative Party members support the Leave campaign, the only organisation with get-out-the-vote experience on the ground to which the Remainers can turn is...

Bad at math or good at lying? Fiscal monitor AGAIN confirms Trudeau's Liberals inherited surplus

... yet the Liberals continue telling lies -- whether it's John McCallum lying about Syrian refugees, Chrystia Freeland lying about her “vanity trip” to visit...

Who'd be a fat, ugly old star these days?

Brad Pitt. Picture: WireImage Brad Pitt in Thelma and Louise. Meg Ryan, 54, is mocked for having “an incredibly taut face” and “pumped-up, joker-style” lips:...

New poll shows shift in climate change perspectives

The report suggested that as per huge majorities of Democrats, with 95% liberal and 80% moderate/conservative, it is happening, as do three in four Independents...

Nelson Rockefeller enters presidential race

(blog)In 1960, he had first announced he was not running and then later changed his mind. His last minute agreement with the eventual nominee...

Plymouth news briefs

PLYMOUTH — J. James Auctioneers & Appraisers will hold a Spring Art and Antiques Auction at 1 p.m. May 7 at Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83...

The feminist 'Conservative' Party of Canada? No thanks.

660 News (blog)In general, Peter MacKay and Kevin O'Leary top the polls in the range of 20% or so – give or take several percentage...

MPs stand out for dissent

Earlier this month, Charleswood-St.James-Assiniboia-Headingley Liberal MP Doug Eyolfson became the first MP to vote against a bill by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government. Eyolfson voted...

Federal government backs move to liberalize flow of alcohol between provinces

Conservative MP Dan Albas, critic for Interprovincial Trade and Labour Mobility, said that because trade between the provinces is protected by the constitution, the federal...

Conservative senator says 'we're not getting answers so far' from government representative

Harder, who spent 29 years in the federal public service and managed the Liberal transition to government, will work with Liberal House Leader Dominic Leblanc...

How Unelected Bureaucrats Became 'Liberty's Nemesis'

I'll start with Adler, who details, among other things, the manner in which the Obama administration exceeded the scope of its authority by delaying the...

Why I'm a Feminist Voting for Bernie Sanders

However, I take issue with strident attacks of young women voters who sincerely believe that Bernie Sanders is the candidate that best represents their ideals.

What is the right amount of tax?

Rob Ford exploited this with his claim of “no service cuts, guaranteed,” while Jim Flaherty claimed that the Harper Conservatives “did not balance the budget...

Spring Fever Watch: Next Week May Be One of The Best of '16

After a fairly tame, Peoria winter, warmth has put spring planting on fast forward. According to Mark Seeley .... For example, 72% of Republicans and...

Mississippi, the Two-Flag State

When South Carolina's legislators voted to remove the Confederate flag from their state capitol in July, Mississippi seemed to be next in line, especially after...

Jaguars trade up to draft UCLA linebacker Myles Jack; USC's Su'a Cravens, Max Tuerk, Cody Kessler selected

“We want to be great,” Caldwell said. “We've got to take chances. We've been pretty conservative in our time here and in our philosophy in...

Tax Exemption For Businesses Stays on Books, Defeated Handily

A coalition of conservative Republicans, moderate Republicans and Democrats came together to vote down the repeal of a tax exemption for Kansas businesses. More than...

How Trump Sold Us His Brand of Misogyny

Ironically, he didn't answer the question, and instead of addressing Ms. Kelly's concerns about misogyny, Mr. Trump doubled down on his misogyny with sexist attacks...

Lakers hire Warriors assistant Luke Walton as head coach

The 6-foot-8 Walton, the son of Hall of Fame center Bill Walton, became a top candidate for coaching jobs earlier this season when he led...

Lakers hire Warriors assistant Luke Walton as head coach

The 6-foot-8 Walton, the son of Hall of Fame center Bill Walton, became a top candidate for coaching jobs earlier this season when he led...

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But the charity's three-member scholarship committee – which includes philanthropist Garfield Mitchell, Bay Street legal titan William Braithwaite and Canada Company founder Blake Goldring –...

Use you head when shopping for a suitable helmet in Canada

Kinar said he is frustrated by the slow pace, especially since Liberal MP Hedy Fry, who has long been calling for mandatory CSA certification for...

'They were taking me away to be the main hostage for ransom': NDP MP Nathan Cullen

The beheading of Canadian hostage John Ridsdel this week in the Philippines has brought back disturbing memories for one member of Parliament. Nathan Cullen, the...

Road trip with presidential candidate proves to be a snoozer

I knew Mark White, Bill Hobby and Jim "Whole Hog" Hightower, and I had seen W. Lee "Pass the Biscuits, Pappy" O'Daniel campaigning in Waco...

Passengers face delays as profitable freight traffic increases on CN-owned tracks

“CN rejects the unsubstantiated allegation that CN is charging Via Rail excessive track access fees,” company spokesperson Mark Hallman wrote. Via's operations have ... If...

Laurie Hawn: Prudent spending in tough times should never fall out of fashion

The Wildrose is on the right track with its calls to reduce provincial government, writes Laurie Hawn. This file photo shows Wildrose leader Brian Jean...