Tag Archive | Donald Trump

Never Mind Trump. What’s Wrong with Everybody Else?

“Donald Trump said…” Donald Trump has occasionally done some things that are right (which is why he got elected and why he still has supporters). But generally his term as President of the United States has revealed him to be foolish, erratic, self-centered, spiteful, impulsive, reckless, narrow-minded, and often untruthful and dishonest. I get that. […]

The Migration of Peoples

In recent months and years, First Nations peoples have been requesting/demanding the removal of statues of Canada’s first prime minister, John A. Macdonald, from public places. They usually say that they find the statues offensive because of Macdonald’s role in the creation of the residential school system. However, if we think about the issue clearly, […]

The Basis of Supreme Court Decisions

Fears are being voiced again in the United States that President Donald Trump might succeed in appointing a “conservative” judge (whether it is Brett Kavanaugh or someone else) to the US Supreme Court. Opponents fear that this would give conservatives a majority there and change many court decisions. Similar concerns have been raised at various […]

Advice to a First Year Student

The universities from which I graduated often ask me for things (mostly money). One recently asked me to contribute a short note of encouragement and advice to a first year student. I agreed. And then I discovered that my note was to be limited to 150 characters (25-30 words). It is difficult to condense my […]

Populism Could Happen Here

There have been a spate of articles from university professors and political commentators in recent months warning that “populism could happen here.” There is evidently danger that some politician might garner support from the masses and replace the governing party in Ottawa and/or in some of the Canadian provinces, in the same way that Donald […]

The Democrats’ Dilemma

Members of the Democratic Party in the United States seem to have learned little in the past few months. As Donald Trump’s ridiculous and dangerous words and deeds mount up, they conclude, “See, we told you. Americans should have voted for Hillary Clinton.” Hillary Clinton herself is on a book tour whose purpose seems to […]

What’s Wrong with Americans?

I am 66 years old. I am, as my doctor says, in very good shape for someone my age. I still lead an active life. I can walk, shovel snow, rake leaves, and babysit grandchildren for 12 hours a day. My mind is still sharp enough that I can work as a professional editor, write […]