Category Archives: Politics

Canada-US Law Institute conference on April 12-13 in Cleveland

I’m speaking at the annual conference, and am also on the executive committee of the Canada-United States Law Institute (CUSLI),  a bi-national, non-for-profit, multidisciplinary entity that sponsors conferences, forums, research opportunities, student internships and academic competitions. CUSLI is jointly administered by Case Western Reserve University School of Law and University of Western Ontario. CUSLI serves… Read More

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The New Normal in Messy Stock Markets

This week’s market mess was accompanied by the usual glut of pundits with wild, contradictory, or just plain goofy explanations as to the cause of market volatility. But a former colleague had the best explanation of all. When asked why prices rose he would say it’s because “there are more buyers than sellers” and when… Read More

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Trump Immigration Policy is out of Canada’s Playbook!

Trump’s populism may not be attractive — but his immigration policies are resonating with people Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper cleaned up Canada’s immigration mess and his smart template is what Trump’s State of the Union address this week aims to emulate When it comes to immigration, Donald Trump aspires to a Canadian-like process.Win McNamee/Pool… Read More

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1973 deja vu: cover up, prosecutor, tapes that could sink a Presidency

In the page-turner called the Trump Presidency, few weeks have matched the most recent one. First there was a book describing Trump’s personality disorders, and then there was the release of a revealing Senate Judiciary Committee transcript about Russian connections that Republicans were suppressing. Both point to the fact that it’s looking like 1973 again:… Read More

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Mohammad Zahoor Keeps the Faith in Ukraine with Kyiv Post

It’s hard to keep the faith in Ukraine, given the attempts to claw back reforms and repeated attacks against anticorruption activists. But a successful Pakistani-born businessman, Mohammad Zahoor, isn’t giving up on Ukraine. He owns The Kyiv Post, a twenty-year-old English language newspaper that crusades for democracy, the rule of law, free markets, and western integration…. Read More

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