February 19th, 2018 | R. Rados

Media Frenzy: Early Britons Were Black

February 14th, 2018 | S.P.

My Canadian friends, you may have heard the latest breakthrough discovery in science that comes from a 10,000 year old fossil found in Cheddar Gorge, England. This latest discovery has blown the kettle lid off of what was previously known about the whiteness of early Britons. The wonderfully challenged British press has gone absolutely mad over this discovery and has found remarkable ways to tie this new discovery with Britain's ongoing migrant crisis. How have they done this, you may ask? They have turned the new revelation about Cheddar Man's skin colour into a lecture on how the earliest Britons were not white at all and, therefore, how we all must now put our displeasure with the largest influx of migration in Britain's history to rest. Let us look at some of the more cogent headlines coming out of Britain at the moment and what Britain's most wise journalists are writing underneath them.

Doug Ford vs. The Elites

February 1st, 2018 | J. Lieblein

You might not have noticed, but we’re having a bit of a week here in Central Canada. A couple of guys at the PC Party of Ontario are having a bit of personal trouble and they have to take some time off to spend with their families or changing jobs because the internal politics are just brutal. But don’t worry! We’ve totally got this next election in the bag. Crooked Kathleen Wynne is yesterday's garbage sitting at the curb for pickup. All we have to do is wait for the voters to come pick her up. Remember: In a matchup between Not Kathleen Wynne and Kathleen Wynne, Not Kathleen Wynne beats Kathleen Wynne 11 times out of ten! Yeah, the united front the PC's are putting up isn't too convincing. But the fact remains: Wynne must go come hell or high water. You know it out West and we know it. Unfortunately- and this is the unreported story out of this Patrick Brown mess- the PC Party has been kind of coasting for a long time on the assumption that there is no way they could screw it up....which is exactly how you tend to screw it up.

Ten Reasons Trump Should Open The Borders With Canada

February 1st, 2018 | J. Hodgson

With the unemployment rate hovering around 4% the shortage of available workers is going to be a hot topic once again. At a time when immigration (both legal and illegal) is set to be scaled back, the question of filling job openings will lead to some problematic situations. Who will fill the jobs that need doing? In the short term, wage inflation will likely occur, which is good, but in order to keep the economy greased and growing, new workers will be needed. Politics being what it is these days, those new workers will not likely be arriving from Mexico or from the current immigration system that has scaled back reforms on the horizon. For this reason, Trump needs a big idea. An idea that transcends nibbling at the periphery of current systems and creates a bigger, bolder solution to the worker shortage problem. A solution that fits with the America First policy, without stifling business. A solution that would be welcomed by many political factions and constituencies.

Who Is Axios Media?

February 1st, 2018 | T. Carter

Axios Media was founded by three well established and experienced employees of Politico—a well-known political news site that is often accused by conservatives of having a left-wing bias. The site's executive editor and co-founder is Mike Allen, who spent his time as Politico's White House correspondent dating as far back as 2010. While at Politico, Allen penned a popular daily feature called “Playbook”, which was estimated to generate almost $800,000 in profits for Politico. Allen has often been called one of the most powerful journalists in DC. James VandeHei is the co-founder of Politico and the co-founder and current CEO of Axios Media. VandeHei started his career as a sports journalist, but eventually found work at both the Wall Street Journal and Washington Post as a political journalist. It was 2006 when VandeHei left the Washington Post to start Politico.

Saskparty: Risk And Reward

February 1st, 2018 | J. Hodgson

It was only 15 years ago that Saskatchewan looked doomed. The biggest problem facing the province was people leaving in droves. The economy was horrible with no end in sight and the future was bleak and seemingly beyond repair. The Saskatchewan Party under Brad Wall helped to turn things around and with the massive third-term win in 2016, a permanent culture shift has taken place that will allow Saskatchewan to thrive and grow for the next generation. Gail Krawetz was there from the beginning. Her new book Risk and Reward: The Birth and Meteoric Rise of the Saskatchewan Party, is a wonderful portrait of the political events in Saskatchewan from 1995 to 2007. 

Don't Fall For Rachel Notley's Bullsh*t

February 8th, 2018 | R. Rados

I hope you aren't falling for Rachel Notley's sudden metamorphosis into an oil loving, pro-business warrior for Alberta values. If you are, you don't understand the way the NDP works. Everything you're seeing her do is a part of the NDP's long term plan to get re-elected. It's not a plan they came up with just yesterday—it's a plan they mapped out when they first won the election in 2015. Anyone who's from Saskatchewan has experience with the NDP's playbook and knows about the importance of the first and last 18 months of an NDP mandate. When the NDP become desperate, they're like those sad hookers you see on crime dramas who are in need of drug money. They'll do anything. Rachel Notley is ready to do anything. That means she's ready to become an advocate for Alberta's oil industry—the same industry she spent her pre-Premier career slandering and fighting against. 

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