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Stories by Les Whittington

Despite all the killing, obsession with guns still dominant in U.S. politics

U.S. demographics are changing, and one has to think that the obsession with guns is part of the waning fantasy of past greatness at the heart of what President Donald Trump is selling.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
In the U.S., the white supremacy movement hasn’t bothered to hide the sense of licence created by Trump.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s free-form approach can be seen as far back as the mid-1980s when he switched his stance from conservative to social democrat to win the presidency of the prestigious Oxford Union.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
Unfortunately, Donald Trump may only be getting rolling as he bets his anger-based, divisive election blitz can overcome his historically low popularity ratings come November 2020.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
It may have been unintentional, but the premiers helped define some issues that Canadians need to sort out before the Oct. 21 election.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
The development of Lindenlea, a neighbourhood of about 160 lots on the highest point in the city, was unlike any other in Canada.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
The G20 of today has been thrown into chaos, with the consensus-building imperative at the heart of these summits pushed aside by Donald Trump’s one-man show.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
It’s hard to see how Andrew Scheer keeps a straight face, since in any other context he would, as a conservative, presumably be ridiculing the idea of trying to accomplish a society-wide goal by government intervention.
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Opinion|By Les Whittington
Assuming NAFTA 2.0 is not at a dead end, Justin Trudeau will at least be able to tell voters this fall that he managed in the face of Donald Trump’s irrational protectionism to preserve free trade with the U.S.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
Treat the public like a bunch of dazzled rubes, avoid annoying demands for consultation and advance information, personal grudges are as good a basis for public policy as anything else, and other lessons from year one.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
Regardless of how the latest U.S.-Mexico tension unfolds, the takeaway for Canada is that the outcome of the NAFTA redo forced by Trump is as unpredictable as ever.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
The risk of Britain careening into a ‘disorderly’ no-deal Brexit is ‘alarmingly high,’ Bank of England Governor Mark Carney warned last month.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
John Bolton's extreme anti-globalist American-supremacy rhetoric might even be funny if he were just your ordinary crackpot and not the president’s national security adviser.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
While the U.S. debates aid cuts, Canada should talk about the need to do more—not less—to improve the conditions that are forcing Central Americans to flee north.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
It’s obvious that the fate of the planet, of human life itself, is at stake. Yet, conservative leaders are using their influence to deride efforts to address the looming catastrophe.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
It’s always the same with right-wing populism. It’s based on the notion that average people won’t notice when they lose out in the fine print.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
Robert Mueller has mostly provided fresh evidence that the U.S. president is able in large measure to operate outside the intended system of checks and balances central to U.S. governance.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
After three years of political convulsion at home, the process of extraditing the U.K. from nearly half a century of membership in the EU is becoming a full-scale nightmare for Europeans too.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
Vox party leader Santiago Abascal, a Trumpish anti-immigration nationalist, could be the possible kingmaker in a national election in a few weeks.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
Canadians need to be much more vigilant about anti-immigrant and racist dog-whistling in the public sphere.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
Many of Canada’s hemispheric neighbours, from Mexico to Brazil, are coping with disillusioned citizens, entrenched economic uncertainty, and radical populists.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
With seniors being reliable voters with a pronounced Conservative lean, a failure to mobilize young people this time will put the Liberals at a distinct disadvantage.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
The populist convulsion seen in the Trump-led United States and across Europe will be a factor in the October federal election here. The only question is how much.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
A no-deal Brexit appears more likely by the day.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
Democrats are exuding a fierce willingness to challenge the status quo as they cast about for a standard bearer and a message for next year’s election.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
The anti-deficit fixation is a perennial smokescreen that has been a powerful rhetorical weapon of right-wing economic policy hegemony going back decades.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
Canada’s pre-election economic outlook is getting worse.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
For all the nonsense the U.S. president spews about ‘the people,’ Florida’s Palm Beach is Donald Trump’s real America. The wealthy are the Republicans’ only true constituency.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
Last year’s provincial elections showed the potency of the kind of resentment seen in the yellow vest movement in France.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
The carbon tax, energy, immigration, and economy are all tripping up the governing party.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
From the 1970s, when anyone could walk into the place, to the post-9/11 security boost, the soon-to-be-closed Centre Block has changed a lot.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
The GOP has become more committed to power than the notion of the peaceful transfer of it.

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