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Stories by Michael Harris

Has the wind finally gone out of the sails of conservative, populist politics?

Opinion|By Michael Harris
Canadians too are rediscovering the beauty of progressive politics in this dark hour of great need across the land. 
Opinion|By Michael Harris
If the Trudeau government is doing more than virtue signalling in its most recent budget, if it is truly committed to making environmental issues top of agenda goals, there are two things that it should be leading on. 
Opinion|By Michael Harris
With the stakes as high as they are with nuclear energy, the very least Canadians deserve before the government expands its reliance on nuclear power is a full, free national debate.
Opinion|By Michael Harris
That is how the stars have currently aligned for the Trudeau government. The Liberals would be wise not to view this as unmitigated good luck.
Opinion|By Michael Harris
Whatever happens, reform of the GG’s role can’t turn into an exercise of punishing Julie Payette because the PM’s fairy-tale appointment turned into a tale of woe.
Opinion|By Michael Harris
Whatever one might think about Mark Carney and his ambitions, everyone should pay attention to this man. He is definitely a player. And the political stars could align for his candidacy faster than anyone might think.
Opinion|By Michael Harris
Erin O’Toole will get to wear the rose-coloured glasses until the next election. If the Liberals regain their majority, O’Toole’s stock will fall faster than Bitcoin. He will be deeply forgotten.
Opinion|By Michael Harris
The Duchess was having suicidal thoughts and was rebuffed when she reached out for help with her mental health problems.
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Opinion|By Michael Harris
It is getting to be a world where running a government turns you into a master of the universe, so far above the law that you can barely see the little people you govern.
Opinion|By Michael Harris
It is high time that the international community, including Canada, stops treating him like one.
Opinion|By Michael Harris
One of conservatism’s bedrock values, smaller government, is looking less and less attractive in the Age of COVID.
Opinion|By Michael Harris
There's no doubt that public anxiety about vaccine delivery is real. If things don’t improve, the Liberals could pay a price, just as some pollsters say. But it is also a dangerous tactic to play pandemic politics.
Opinion|By Michael Harris
The gutless wonders at the helm of the GOP continue to support Donald Trump.
Opinion|By Michael Harris
The Republican Party is now the private property of a demagogue.
Opinion|By Michael Harris
Orbiting the earth is impressive, but it makes you an astronaut, not a governor general.
Opinion|By Michael Harris
The rationale for those who believe an election is coming rests largely on an accurate premise: minority governments, like May flies, don’t last long. In fact, minorities usually fall in less than two years.
Opinion|By Michael Harris
Who is the King Rat among the president's former enablers? It’s hard to tell.
Opinion|By Michael Harris
When it comes to the kind of criticism that lifts public discourse and improves public policy, Samuel Taylor Coleridge has a lot more to offer than Trump.
Feature|By Michael Harris
Norman Webster, reporter, editor-in-chief, and word-farmer extraordinaire, sheds light on reporting and more in a riveting collection of columns spanning his decades in 'newspapering.'
Opinion|By Michael Harris
One might laugh at President Comacho’s antics in Idiocracy, but there is nothing funny about Donald Trump’s zig-zag exit from the White House.
Opinion|By Michael Harris
Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole has behaved more like a political opportunist than a serious leader.
Opinion|By Michael Harris
Back in 2015, a campaigning Justin Trudeau promised that he would end all long-term boil water advisories on reserves across Canada within five years. He has had the five years, and nothing has changed.
Opinion|By Michael Harris
Outgoing President Donald Trump has two months to lash out before Joe Biden takes office. He's already called on Republican legislators to help him override the election, and contemplated attacking Iran.
Opinion|By Michael Harris
But don’t be fooled. In political distance, Jan. 20, 2021, is as far away as Mars. There is plenty of time for the man who is still president until he isn’t, to make mischief. And make mischief he already has.
Opinion|By Michael Harris
Past presidents have issued disgraceful pardons and left regulatory messes for their successors. Donald Trump could go even further than that.
Opinion|By Michael Harris
Who would vote for a man who has encouraged racists and white supremacists, suppressed and denied science, cozied up to dictators and demagogues, betrayed his allies, and permanently separated immigrant families?
Opinion|By Michael Harris
Here's a thought: let the government refine its national plan to deal with the second wave of the pandemic, and then assess its effectiveness. 
Opinion|By Michael Harris
When people are burning boats and urinating on other people’s vehicles, there isn’t a moment to lose.
Opinion|By Michael Harris
America’s commander-in-chief has always been a brash and bullying liar. As of last week, though, he has become a gruesome threat to the country he insists he loves.
Opinion|By Michael Harris
Donald Trump didn’t just 'downplay' COVID-19. No, he lied his brains out in a way that put millions of Americans at risk. They needed a warning, and he gave them a sleeping pill.
Opinion|By Michael Harris
The Conservatives make the mistake of thinking the pandemic is just another issue to snipe over in the usual partisan way. They are dead wrong.
Opinion|By Michael Harris
It won’t be long before opposition parties are going to realize that COVID-19 is Justin Trudeau’s best punch. They will soon stop walking into it.

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