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Will sado-politics win another term for Harper?

2 hours 46 min ago
The Harper government’s latest foray into sado-politics, that is, a politics that uses the vicarious joy of punishment to attract voters, may be unconstitutional—but in an election year it’s the thought that counts. Pleasure derived from the infliction of pain—sadism—is... Dr.Dawg http://drdawgsblawg.ca/

Syriziana

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 05:43
Since the Charlie Hebdo/Hyper Cacher massacres happened, this Blawg has focused a lot of attention on those events and related issues, as well as the usual sorts of items in Canadian politics. But history hasn’t stopped elsewhere. Today, I don’t... Mandos http://politblogo.typepad.com/

A monster dies and the world mourns

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 13:50
A foul despot has just passed on, and the Western world is singing his praises. Speak no ill of the dead? There are always exceptions to that rule. And King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, one might have thought,... Dr.Dawg http://drdawgsblawg.ca/

The Beige Sea

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 10:07
“Putting a secular burqa on it” is what I thought as I left the movie theatre after watching Exodus: Gods and Kings. This is the new Ridley Scott take on the story of Moses, and it is a terrible... Mandos http://politblogo.typepad.com/

RCMP union--solidarity forever?

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 08:21
The Supreme Court of Canada has spoken: RCMP officers have the right to form a union. My brothers and sisters in the labour movement are overjoyed. But I cannot join in the celebrations. No right is abstract and universal: all... Dr.Dawg http://drdawgsblawg.ca/

#JeSuisCharlie: a Canadian coda

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 08:59
A colourful Muslim hot-dog vendor in Halifax is in hot water after publishing a series of Tweets yesterday wherein he joked about the Holocaust. Jerry Reddick, known as “The Dawgfather” (no relation), who is as they say “known to police,”... Dr.Dawg http://drdawgsblawg.ca/