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Month: December 2017

Shooting the Monster

Post Views: 739 The election of Donald Trump made perfect sense to me, as someone who watches the American Political Theater with interest from a Canadian Perspective. I don’t want to abolish government. I simply want to reduce it to the size where I can drag it into the bathroom and drown it in the bathtub. — Grover Norquist, NPR, 2001 First, let’s be blunt, it was entirely clear from the tone of the American political discourse during the years of President Obama, that the two things that a substantial portion of the US electorate could not abide by were a powerful black man or a self-confident woman.  The eight years that the Democrats held the White House, the Republicans systematically refused bi-partisan discourse with an eye to…

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