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G(ouging)O(ur)P(oor)

Many activists are upset with the GOPs moves on healthcare and the budget.
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The 1956 Republican Party platform calls for “reductions in taxes with particular consideration for low and middle income families,” brags about Eisenhower’s minimum wage increases, and calls for the strengthening of programs like social security. The 1950s and 1960s were…

Distract, Deceive, Repeat

Current Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, a longtime Trump backer, communicated with the Russian government despite his denials.
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Last Saturday, President Donald Trump sent out perhaps one of the strangest tweets of his presidency thus far. He alleged (somehow misspelling “tap” in the process) that former President Obama had tapped the phones at Trump Tower to gain campaign…

After the Vote-A Unified DNC

Tom Perez, now DNC chair, addresses a crowd.
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From Saturday’s Democratic National Committee leadership vote, my favourite chair candidate, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, emerged not as a victor in his race, but as a rising Democratic star with higher stock. The main two candidates, Tom Perez and Keith Ellison…

Does Canada Have a New Border Issue?

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It appears that President Donald Trump’s new policies and strict attitude towards immigration has prompted more refugees to head for their northern neighbour. Quebec and Manitoba, in particular, have seen more people enter the country illegally through treacherous land routes…

Mayor Pete for the DNC

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The much-heralded Democratic National Committee chairperson race comes to a close this weekend as national committee members vote for a new chair to replace Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who stepped down last year. A number of high-profile contenders are in the…

The Shooting, Quebec, and Bill 62

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In light of the shooting in Quebec City on January 29th, the provincial government has revisited the problems of immigration and racism. The central discussion revolved around Bill 62, which calls to limit the wearing of religious symbols, and the debates…

The Blue Tea Party

In 2009 and 2010, the right wing Tea Party movement quickly gained traction.
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In 2009, Rick Santelli’s epic CNBC rant on the floor of the Chicago stock exchange lambasting President Obama’s mortgage relief contained the legendary line “We’re thinking of having a Chicago tea party in July.” This single sentence precipitated a right-wing political…

Canada and Racism

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Canada is renowned worldwide for its openness to immigrants and newcomers. While it is true that Canada accepts a lot of new people, racism persists in the country. In light of the recent shooting in Quebec City, people have begun…