December 14, 2018

New gun laws needed in U.S

NEW GUN LAWS NEEDED IN U.S BY Peter Swart Valentine’s Day 2018 will not be remembered for the romance in the air, but rather the day 17 high school students were killed by a gunman in Florida. It’s time for the United States to follow the lead of the rest of the world in restricting gun ownership.. The U.S. has the most guns owned by citizens in the world, about … Continued

Go ahead and protest Trump’s election, but make sure you do it peacefully

BY SHARON SAMUEL After a dramatic U.S. election, President Donald Trump has finally entered the White House, which I am definitely not happy about. The only thing that kept me going with all this drama was the Obama-Biden memes. I do not know how much the Americans enjoyed those memes, but I loved every one of them. With violent protests happening in the U.S. after Trump was sworn in, I … Continued

Trumped

BY JOY STRUTHERS The terrifying reality is this – Donald Trump is the president elect of the United States of America. How could this have happened? So many things pointed to Hillary Clinton winning the race. Her experience and her lifelong goals for public service made her the clear choice. Of course she is flawed, but everyone is. Trump makes things worse every time he tries to defend himself. His … Continued

Clinton’s been Trumped

BY DEEANNA ROLLINS Never in modern history has an American election affected Canadians the way the 2016 election has. People are full of fear, heartache, loathing and mainly disbelief. Nineteen months ago Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy for President of the United States of America. Seventeen months ago Donald Trump did the same. And thus the giant pot we know of as the presidential election was stirred. Emails were deleted, … Continued

The best of the worst

BY ROLAND FLEMING It is now just one day before the U.S. election. The American people especially, but also many around the world, are waiting in anticipation to see the outcome. This election certainly seems to be causing a lot more concern than any in recent history. Uniquely, it is an election in which both candidates have record high disapproval ratings. The question is, how do you vote in such … Continued

Where is the policy in politics?

BY SCOTT BLINKHORN Policy is, or at least should be, the heart and soul of politics. Why else would we send hundreds of people to Ottawa every four years to make decisions for us? Sadly, that is rarely the case. Often politics focus more on personality than on position. In Canada, we know this as Trudeau-mania part two. To our cousins to the south of the border, it’s on full … Continued

How everyone is falling for con man Trump

BY MIKE STROMME Donald Trump is the biggest con man in American politics and everyone is falling for it. Whether you feverishly support or protest his efforts to “make America great again,” it works for him. He’s playing the competition, his supporters, his “haters” and the media like an orchestra and turning his campaign into a political freight train to the likes of which nobody has ever seen before, and … Continued