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Canadian Election Blogging!

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On March 25, 2011
My understanding is that the election following the non-confidence vote that felled the Harper government is likely to produce yet another Harper minority government, so whether it will change anything is unclear. We’ll see as polling data starts to emerge… …however, a commenter notes that 308 is projecting a Conservative majority. I’ll believe the Tories […]
I’m currently in the UK doing some research at the National Archives, and I’m reminded that accidental finds are always more interesting that what you’re actually looking for. Amidst the voluminous correspondence of the Viscount Trenchard, I came upon the following translation of a German prisoner of war interrogation report, for a pilot forced down […]

Requiem For An Academic

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On October 22, 2008
Deposed Canadian Liberal leader was indeed a good and able man, but was pretty clearly unsuited to the job as a party leader, as his whining about garden-variety opposition attacks during the campaign makes clear. I wish he had succeeded but he certainly didn’t. Now we have to hope that torture apologist and “dirty hippies […]

Canadian Election Blogging!

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On October 9, 2008

Calgary Grit projects another Conservative minority. A majority had seemed possible to me, but according to this data the Tories just can’t pick up enough seats in Quebec, and strategic voting i

The Stakes Couldn’t Be Higher

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On September 29, 2008

It’s good to know that Canadian wingnuts are filled with modesty at the prospects of a Tory victory in two weeks. Good thing conservatives aren’t, like, prone to sounding like fascists or

Canada’s Contribution

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On May 5, 2008
Back in 2005 I sat on a panel at the University of Kentucky library on the future of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. At one point the conversation became heated, with an interlocutor from the audience suggesting that those who opposed the wars should move to Canada, where (and I paraphrase) the people seemed […]
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