Trump voters

Who are the Trump voters?

That’s My View Peter Blaikie From the moment he walked down the escalator in Trump Tower, with Melania by his side, it seemed inconceivable to me that the Americans would be so self-destructive as to ele...
Peter Blaikie

Weakening Democracy in the full light of day

The Washington Post uses the slogan Democracy Dies in Darkness. Given the fact that, in many of the world’s most democratic countries, and to varying degrees, democracy is in retreat, a more appropriate slogan ...
Linda Hammerschmid

Government incentives could propel us all to do the Right Things

Ask the Hammer                                                                                               Sure we already get to deduct contributions to RRSPs, and those who pay spousal support, that ded...
Peter Blaikie

Are the Democrats ready to win in 2020?

That’s My View Karl Rove, the Republican strategist and Svengali, who master-minded the two presidential victories of George W. Bush, once stated, “To win in politics, you must successfully attack your oppon...
President Trump

The Disrupter as President

That's My View Peter Blaikie Napoleon is said to have remarked, “In politics, absurdity is not a handicap”. So it seems with Donald Trump. In Hamlet, Polonius, the chief counselor (and sycophant) to t...
Government - Mark Norman

The Government tries to destroy a good man

Peter Blaikie As a general rule, I don’t comment on political affairs in Canada. However, as we are only a few months away from a federal election, and as the Liberal government’s treatment of Vice-Admiral ...
Linda Hammerschmid

Are we carrying bans too far?

 Ask the Hammer I’ll be honest. About the only thing I think should be banned are assault rifles – automatic/semi -automatic/non-automatic – all of them. I’ll also confess that many years ago (many) in th...