Tag Archives: US Politics

Why the Culture War was over before it began

I am not a supporter of “Whig history;” I do not, by any means, believe that time naturally progresses towards greater human liberty, and whenever I hear some well-meaning liberal making this argument, I assume that they are probably looking … Continue reading

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In Which I Praise Canada’s Political Culture

Hold on to your butts, everyone, because I’m about to say something nice about politics in Canada. I mean, sure our politics has its problems. We have a corrupt and authoritarian Prime Minister who doesn’t believe in science and doesn’t … Continue reading

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Of Common Sense

My compatriots may remember the Mike Harris government in Ontario during the 1990s. It can best be thought of as a sort of dry, trial-run for our present Mr. Harper (and indeed it even uses quite a few of the … Continue reading

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Nailed It.

A few days ago, a wrote a post suggesting that some (and once again, I must stress, by no means all ) opponents of increased gun-control measures appeared to be suffering from something akin to castration anxiety. This provoked some … Continue reading

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Steal This Penis.

I must confess, I don’t really understand the extreme aversion, among certain quarters of the American population*, to the very idea of gun control. When I bring up the subject, some of my liberal American friends suggest that their opponents’ … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney, the “G”OP and the Perils of Living in a Fantasy World

I was pleased to learn last night that Barack Obama had scored re-election as President of the United States. Alot of people seem to be treating this as if it’s some kind of shock or upset, in spite of the … Continue reading

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Can We Please Put A Stop To This?

So it’s only two days left to go until the US Presidential election, and of course as a foreign national, it is not my place to suggest whom Americans should vote for.* But with the last few hours literally ticking … Continue reading

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