The late U.S. Senator John McCain's life offers a reminder that there are exceptions to the usual power profile.
John McCain, who died on Aug. 25 at age 81, is pictured, front right, after being released as a prisoner of war in 1973. He spent more than five years in captivity in Vietnam, two of them in solitary confinement, miraculously emerging from that experience with more compassion than wrath, writes Lisa Van Dusen. U.S. National Archives photograph
Among the themes emerging from this improbable political moment, in which the world is being not so much led as misled by an extraordinarily destructive American president, is abuse of power.
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‘Imagine losing your job, getting fired, but you’re fired by basically your entire riding and your whole life has been serving these people, and there’s just a lot wrapped up in it:’ Tory House leader Candice Bergen.
Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott say they have no endgame, but some observers say they risk their reputations by continuing to find points of disagreement with Justin Trudeau, the government, and the Liberal Party.