Category Archives: Politics

Hurricane Donald Trump finally did some good

Hurricanes in Houston, and in the White House, have turned the normally sleepy summer into a blockbuster news season. It appears that Mother Nature’s punishing monster storms have made U.S. President Donald Trump a Democrat again and helped remove the gridlock in Congress. They could also bring economic benefits, and not just south of the… Read More

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Stalin’s genocide in Ukraine in the 1930 still shapes Ukrainians and Russians

In the 1930s, Joseph Stalin committed crimes against humanity by purposely starving to death more than four million Ukrainians for resisting his Five-Year Plan to collectivize agriculture. Millions more fled and in 1937, Stalin executed or imprisoned hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian leaders and influencers. For three more generations, Russia kept Stalin’s genocide hidden until… Read More

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Trump Must Resign or Be Forced Out

Branding and celebrity are the new gold, but branding is tricky and can work in reverse. One year ago, the Grand Old Party co-branded by nominating a narcissistic novice named Donald Trump as their candidate and now faces a backlash after Trump failed to condemn white supremacists and Nazis who violently protested in Charlottesville. Within… Read More

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Fortune: Canada finally feels the American love after 150 years

Canada turned  150 on July 1, and its biggest present may be that the country—in particular its prime minister—has become the darling of American liberals. Immediately after U.S. President Donald Trump’s victory, Canada’s official immigration website crashed as hundreds of thousands of Americans sought information on how to move north. Trump’s presidency has not triggered… Read More

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May 30-31 Canada-US Law Institute conference in Cleveland

I am a member of the Executive Committee of the Canada-US Law Institute which holds important conferences and events in both countries to discuss the legal impliications — and legal reforms needed — to facilitate the two countries’ relationship. This year I’m on a high-level panel in “Financial Integrity” involving the legal professions in both… Read More

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US Media Should Shut Up and Listen to Trump and Sanders

Diane Francis: Trump adviser’s suggestion that the media should ‘shut up and listen’ is good advice Republish Reprint Diane Francis | January 27, 2017 4:20 PM ET More from Diane Francis Brendan Smialowski / AFP/Getty ImagesU.S. President Donald Trump. It’s Week Two of the Trump Revolution and the tally is 10 for the President, 0 for… Read More

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Old Political Elite Out, Trump Brings in New Business Elite

The political elite, many of whom are concerned about the rise of Brexit and U.S. President Donald Trump, spent some time whining and dining during last week’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. But the corporate elite, those who financially support the world’s most rarified gathering, were busy figuring how out to profit by divesting from Britain,… Read More

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