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The Cornered Bear

In 2008, Russia invaded Georgia. The world turned a blind eye, partly because Georgia is an insignificant state on the fringe of Europe but mostly because the costs of cutting … Continue reading

August 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Eclipse of the Ottoman Empire – The End of a Medieval Reality

Many see the First World War as the end of the Prussian monarchy, or the birth of Communist Russia, but overlook the eclipse of one of the world’s greatest empires, … Continue reading

January 5, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Die is Cast – thoughts on the Liberal National Showcase

“Alea iacta est,” The Die is Cast – the race is over and voting has begun.  On April the 14th the next Grit leader will be unveiled.   Prelude to the … Continue reading

April 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Beware, Blog Clique is covering the Liberal Showcase #LibClique

This Saturday, to kick off voting and finish the leadership campaign, the Liberal Party of Canada is holding its National Showcase at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.  As a reputable … Continue reading

April 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Nothing New – MPs complain of being ‘muzzled’ by PMO

After recently having a motion silenced, Conservative MPs Mark Warawa and Brent Rathberger spoke out about being “muzzled” by the PMO.  Opposition parties were quick to call this a Conservative … Continue reading

March 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

Opponents of Keystone XL miss the facts, nevertheless Canada must repair its image

It would be a mistake for President Barack Obama to block the Keystone XL pipeline because the new infrastructure itself will not negatively affect the environment. At the same time, … Continue reading

March 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

For Trudeau, victory is tangible

I have yet to argue that the Liberal’s ‘prodigal son’ is without question the best candidate for leadership and have yet to endorse any candidate. But I do believe it has become … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · 2 Comments

Anticipating Game of Thrones Season 3

The following is written by a fan of both the book series A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO series Game of Thrones.  So while no real spoilers will … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · 7 Comments

The good and bad of Harper’s Arctic foreign policy

As the Arctic warms there will be increased shipping, resource development, and the potential for confrontation. Canada must increase its presence in the region, but it should do this through … Continue reading

February 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cyberwar: The reality of modern warfare

Throughout history humans have conducted warfare.  During most of this time military force could only be projected from two domains, land and sea.  With the advent of the modern air … Continue reading

February 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Obama, Biden, and the Good Cop Bad Cop routine

Invigorated by a recent win, America’s President hopes to address a variety of policies.  Climate change, gay rights, gun control, and immigration reform are all issues on which Obama hopes … Continue reading

January 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Geo-engineering: Combating climate change with technology

Climate change will happen, it is an inevitable consequence of humanity’s addition to fossil fuels. To combat climate change, humanity must quit its filthy habit. Unfortunately quitting takes time.  Geo-engineering makes this transition more comfortable. But humanity … Continue reading

January 27, 2013 · 7 Comments

First Nations ally with federal opposition

A brief history of the Indian Act Enacted in 1876, the Indian Act was meant to solve the ‘Indian problem’ but has become an outdated and paternalistic piece of legislation.  … Continue reading

January 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

The new wave of Irish immigration to Canada

Emigration has been Ireland’s traditional response to economic woes.  During a brief period as the ‘Celtic Tiger,’ Ireland saw the reversal of this trend. Today’s economic problems are inspiring another … Continue reading

January 23, 2013 · 2 Comments

Is the Grand Old Party dead?

As a politically-conscious Canadian it is difficult to refrain from outright republican bashing.  It is easy to demonize today’s GOP as a coalition of right-wing American nuts.  But doing this overlooks the fact … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Liberal throne is empty

The Liberal throne has been empty since Michael Ignatieff stepped down in the wake of a historically devastating election.  Bob Rae, the unelectable interim leader remains the steward.  But the … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

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