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Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | December 5, 2022
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith, left, and Rachel Notley, former NDP premier. It looks like there is some fatigue in Alberta with demonizing everything that comes out of Ottawa. According to a recent poll by Janice Brown Opinion Research, Smith is in the process of delivering a majority government to Notley, writes Michael Harris.  The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright and courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | December 5, 2022
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | December 5, 2022
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith, left, and Rachel Notley, former NDP premier. It looks like there is some fatigue in Alberta with demonizing everything that comes out of Ottawa. According to a recent poll by Janice Brown Opinion Research, Smith is in the process of delivering a majority government to Notley, writes Michael Harris.  The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright and courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | November 28, 2022
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre's video titled 'Everything feels broken' was posted on YouTube on Nov. 20, and had 165,716 views last week. The video, filmed in Vancouver, has attracted criticism for his take on Vancouver's opioid and tent city problem. Image courtesy of Pierre Poilievre's YouTube
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | November 28, 2022
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | November 28, 2022
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre's video titled 'Everything feels broken' was posted on YouTube on Nov. 20, and had 165,716 views last week. The video, filmed in Vancouver, has attracted criticism for his take on Vancouver's opioid and tent city problem. Image courtesy of Pierre Poilievre's YouTube
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | November 21, 2022
Donald Trump, left, Mike Pence, and Ron DeSantis. Trump clearly feels the threat to his delusions of a second term in the White House. Channelling his inner viper, Trump has already begun to attack the man he has dubbed Ron 'DeSanctimonious.' And incredibly, Pence is looking for Trump's old job, writes Michael Harris.   Photographs courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | November 21, 2022
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | November 21, 2022
Donald Trump, left, Mike Pence, and Ron DeSantis. Trump clearly feels the threat to his delusions of a second term in the White House. Channelling his inner viper, Trump has already begun to attack the man he has dubbed Ron 'DeSanctimonious.' And incredibly, Pence is looking for Trump's old job, writes Michael Harris.   Photographs courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | November 7, 2022
In the debris field of contemporary public life, there aren’t many political heroes. Volodymyr Zelenskyy is an exception, writes Michael Harris. Photograph courtesy of Twitter/Flickr
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | November 7, 2022
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | November 7, 2022
In the debris field of contemporary public life, there aren’t many political heroes. Volodymyr Zelenskyy is an exception, writes Michael Harris. Photograph courtesy of Twitter/Flickr
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | October 31, 2022
When the Emergencies Act inquiry repeatedly asked both Premier Doug Ford, pictured, and his then-Attorney General Sylvia Jones to be interviewed, the answer was no. When they were asked to testify about matters they know more about than anyone else in the Ontario government, they refused. As a result, the inquiry has been forced to issue subpoenas to both Ford and Jones. Think about that, writes Michael Harris.   The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | October 31, 2022
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | October 31, 2022
When the Emergencies Act inquiry repeatedly asked both Premier Doug Ford, pictured, and his then-Attorney General Sylvia Jones to be interviewed, the answer was no. When they were asked to testify about matters they know more about than anyone else in the Ontario government, they refused. As a result, the inquiry has been forced to issue subpoenas to both Ford and Jones. Think about that, writes Michael Harris.   The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | October 24, 2022
Having resigned on Oct. 20, British Prime Minister Liz Truss held office for just 45 days, the shortest tenure of any PM in British history. Photograph courtesy of Flickr
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | October 24, 2022
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | October 24, 2022
Having resigned on Oct. 20, British Prime Minister Liz Truss held office for just 45 days, the shortest tenure of any PM in British history. Photograph courtesy of Flickr
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | October 17, 2022
It's on: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre. Even with painful inflation, and a PM with obvious baggage after three terms in power, Canadians in the Nanos Research poll gave Trudeau a huge lead over Poilievre. If only Trudeau and Poilievre appeared on the ballot, 46 per cent of respondents would choose Trudeau as PM and just 30 per cent the new Conservative leader, writes Michael Harris. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | October 17, 2022
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | October 17, 2022
It's on: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre. Even with painful inflation, and a PM with obvious baggage after three terms in power, Canadians in the Nanos Research poll gave Trudeau a huge lead over Poilievre. If only Trudeau and Poilievre appeared on the ballot, 46 per cent of respondents would choose Trudeau as PM and just 30 per cent the new Conservative leader, writes Michael Harris. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | October 3, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre. Poilievre and his party are trying to turn Trudeau into a divisive and elite figure who is easy to blame for everything—and easy to hate, writes Michael Harris. The Hill Times photographs Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | October 3, 2022
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | October 3, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre. Poilievre and his party are trying to turn Trudeau into a divisive and elite figure who is easy to blame for everything—and easy to hate, writes Michael Harris. The Hill Times photographs Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | September 26, 2022
The world could wake up one morning to the news that Russian President Vladimir Putin has simply been removed for destroying his own country, writes Michael Harris. Photograph courtesy of Flickr
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | September 26, 2022
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | September 26, 2022
The world could wake up one morning to the news that Russian President Vladimir Putin has simply been removed for destroying his own country, writes Michael Harris. Photograph courtesy of Flickr
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | September 5, 2022
Donald Trump, pictured, has already signalled to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland that his followers are angry. Photograph courtesy of Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | September 5, 2022
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | September 5, 2022
Donald Trump, pictured, has already signalled to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland that his followers are angry. Photograph courtesy of Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | August 29, 2022
Pierre Poilievre, leadership candidate for the Conservative party, recently accused Global News journalist Rachel Gilmore of laying traps for him, and described her as a “so-called” journalist. Since then, she has been on the receiving end of significant abuse. Screenshot courtesy of Facebook
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | August 29, 2022
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | August 29, 2022
Pierre Poilievre, leadership candidate for the Conservative party, recently accused Global News journalist Rachel Gilmore of laying traps for him, and described her as a “so-called” journalist. Since then, she has been on the receiving end of significant abuse. Screenshot courtesy of Facebook
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | August 22, 2022
Pierre Poilievre, pictured, was handed the cabinet-level job of reforming Canada’s election law in 2014, a particularly important task after the debacle of the robocalls affair back in 2011. He bungled it, writes Michael Harris. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | August 22, 2022
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | August 22, 2022
Pierre Poilievre, pictured, was handed the cabinet-level job of reforming Canada’s election law in 2014, a particularly important task after the debacle of the robocalls affair back in 2011. He bungled it, writes Michael Harris. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | August 15, 2022
Former U.S. president Donald Trump, left, and U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland. The Republicans and their stooges in the press claimed that America had turned into a banana republic. They charged that the Democrats had weaponized the Department of Justice. And they savaged Garland for daring to serve a search warrant on a former president, writes Michael Harris. Photographs courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | August 15, 2022
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | August 15, 2022
Former U.S. president Donald Trump, left, and U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland. The Republicans and their stooges in the press claimed that America had turned into a banana republic. They charged that the Democrats had weaponized the Department of Justice. And they savaged Garland for daring to serve a search warrant on a former president, writes Michael Harris. Photographs courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | August 8, 2022
Osama bin Laden, left, pictured on Nov. 8, 2001, with his adviser Ayman al-Zawahiri during an interview with Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir. The CIA assassinated bin Laden in a raid in 2011, and al-Zawahiri was killed on July 31, 2022, when his house in Kabul, Afghanistan, was hit with a Hellfire missile drone strike. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | August 8, 2022
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | August 8, 2022
Osama bin Laden, left, pictured on Nov. 8, 2001, with his adviser Ayman al-Zawahiri during an interview with Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir. The CIA assassinated bin Laden in a raid in 2011, and al-Zawahiri was killed on July 31, 2022, when his house in Kabul, Afghanistan, was hit with a Hellfire missile drone strike. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | August 1, 2022
People died during the Capitol Building riot and several police officers were seriously injured. Their trauma will last a lifetime. The constitutional operation of the government came to a temporary halt. But all Donald Trump, pictured, could think about was how Mike Pence had spoiled his plans. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | August 1, 2022
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | August 1, 2022
People died during the Capitol Building riot and several police officers were seriously injured. Their trauma will last a lifetime. The constitutional operation of the government came to a temporary halt. But all Donald Trump, pictured, could think about was how Mike Pence had spoiled his plans. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | July 25, 2022
U.S. President Joe Biden, left, pictured on July 15, 2022, with Saudi Prince Mohamed bin Salman. So much for U.S. moral authority in the world, writes Michael Harris. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | July 25, 2022
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | July 25, 2022
U.S. President Joe Biden, left, pictured on July 15, 2022, with Saudi Prince Mohamed bin Salman. So much for U.S. moral authority in the world, writes Michael Harris. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | July 18, 2022
Conservative leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre, pictured Dec. 1, 2021, on the Hill. The Conservatives will likely choose the not-so-fabulous Poilievre in September, but they should remember that Poilievre’s idea of peace, order and good government was the Truckers' Convoy, writes Michael Harris. The Hill TImes photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | July 18, 2022
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | July 18, 2022
Conservative leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre, pictured Dec. 1, 2021, on the Hill. The Conservatives will likely choose the not-so-fabulous Poilievre in September, but they should remember that Poilievre’s idea of peace, order and good government was the Truckers' Convoy, writes Michael Harris. The Hill TImes photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | July 11, 2022
Conservative leadership frontrunner Pierre Poilievre, right, has viciously attacked his recently disqualified opponent Patrick Brown, left, from the beginning of the race, questioning his ideological credentials and repeatedly calling him a liar. The Hill Times file photographs
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | July 11, 2022
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | July 11, 2022
Conservative leadership frontrunner Pierre Poilievre, right, has viciously attacked his recently disqualified opponent Patrick Brown, left, from the beginning of the race, questioning his ideological credentials and repeatedly calling him a liar. The Hill Times file photographs
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | July 4, 2022
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, pictured with British Prime Minster Boris Johnson on April 9, 2022, in Kyiv, Ukraine. True, you can still catch Zelenskyy on the occasional TV clip. And, yes, European leaders like Johnson and Olaf Scholz occasionally make the trip to Kyiv for the obligatory photo op with him. And yes, NATO and the G-7 still have the rhetoric right, writes Michael Harris. Photograph courtesy of Flickr
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | July 4, 2022
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | July 4, 2022
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, pictured with British Prime Minster Boris Johnson on April 9, 2022, in Kyiv, Ukraine. True, you can still catch Zelenskyy on the occasional TV clip. And, yes, European leaders like Johnson and Olaf Scholz occasionally make the trip to Kyiv for the obligatory photo op with him. And yes, NATO and the G-7 still have the rhetoric right, writes Michael Harris. Photograph courtesy of Flickr
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | June 27, 2022
Conservative leadership front-runner Pierre Poilievre, left, and Conservative MP Andrew Scheer, pictured April 28, 2022, in Ottawa. Poilievre’s candidacy is an extension of the brand of conservatism currently on display in the United States—a fact-denying populism that has room for every conspiracy theory and grievance, where every authority and institution is painted as the enemy, and guys pissing in the Capitol and wearing Viking horns are lionized—until they’re sent to jail, writes Michael Harris. The Hill Times photograph Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | June 27, 2022
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | June 27, 2022
Conservative leadership front-runner Pierre Poilievre, left, and Conservative MP Andrew Scheer, pictured April 28, 2022, in Ottawa. Poilievre’s candidacy is an extension of the brand of conservatism currently on display in the United States—a fact-denying populism that has room for every conspiracy theory and grievance, where every authority and institution is painted as the enemy, and guys pissing in the Capitol and wearing Viking horns are lionized—until they’re sent to jail, writes Michael Harris. The Hill Times photograph Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | June 20, 2022
Conservative leadership candidates, pictured from top left and clockwise: Pierre Poilievre, Leslyn Lewis, Jean Charest, Scott Aitchison, Patrick Brown, and Roman Baber. One wonders if the Conservative Party of Canada will ever hold a leadership race without turning it into a master class of mud-wrestling, hanky-panky, and mutual denunciation, writes Michael Harris. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade, Sam Garcia, and handouts
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | June 20, 2022
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | June 20, 2022
Conservative leadership candidates, pictured from top left and clockwise: Pierre Poilievre, Leslyn Lewis, Jean Charest, Scott Aitchison, Patrick Brown, and Roman Baber. One wonders if the Conservative Party of Canada will ever hold a leadership race without turning it into a master class of mud-wrestling, hanky-panky, and mutual denunciation, writes Michael Harris. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade, Sam Garcia, and handouts
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | June 6, 2022
Justin Trudeau would be wise to pursue an independent foreign policy for Canada, just as his father did. That needn’t mean antagonizing the Americans, just reminding them that we blaze our own trail when it comes to foundational values. Books, not belligerence; roses, not guns, writes Michael Harris. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | June 6, 2022
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | June 6, 2022
Justin Trudeau would be wise to pursue an independent foreign policy for Canada, just as his father did. That needn’t mean antagonizing the Americans, just reminding them that we blaze our own trail when it comes to foundational values. Books, not belligerence; roses, not guns, writes Michael Harris. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | May 23, 2022
A Freedom Convoy protester, pictured Feb. 12, 2022, in downtown Ottawa. Why did they keep everyone awake all night for over three weeks? They didn’t want to follow any mandates during a pandemic that has killed more than 40,000 Canadians and more than six million people worldwide. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | May 23, 2022
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | May 23, 2022
A Freedom Convoy protester, pictured Feb. 12, 2022, in downtown Ottawa. Why did they keep everyone awake all night for over three weeks? They didn’t want to follow any mandates during a pandemic that has killed more than 40,000 Canadians and more than six million people worldwide. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | May 16, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pictured attending the Yom HaShoah Commemoration Service at the National Holocaust Monument in Ottawa on April 28. Trudeau may have hit his best-before date in politics, writes Michael Harris, unless he faces another opponent who plays into his hands. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | May 16, 2022
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | May 16, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pictured attending the Yom HaShoah Commemoration Service at the National Holocaust Monument in Ottawa on April 28. Trudeau may have hit his best-before date in politics, writes Michael Harris, unless he faces another opponent who plays into his hands. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | May 9, 2022
At last Thursday's first, but unofficial, Conservative Party leadership debate, Pierre Poilievre, pictured, went in on running mate Jean Charest, who is seen to be his chief rival, attacking him for being a 'Liberal.' Poilievre might grasp the checkers of federal conservative politics, but Charest understands the chess of the country’s federal system, writes Harris. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | May 9, 2022
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | May 9, 2022
At last Thursday's first, but unofficial, Conservative Party leadership debate, Pierre Poilievre, pictured, went in on running mate Jean Charest, who is seen to be his chief rival, attacking him for being a 'Liberal.' Poilievre might grasp the checkers of federal conservative politics, but Charest understands the chess of the country’s federal system, writes Harris. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | May 2, 2022
While American generals talk about how badly the war is going for the Russians, Russian President Vladimir Putin continues to savage Ukraine with a war that has triggered skyrocketing energy prices and rampant inflation in every Western economy. He has become a one-man global wrecking ball. Photograph courtesy of Commons Wikimedia
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | May 2, 2022
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | May 2, 2022
While American generals talk about how badly the war is going for the Russians, Russian President Vladimir Putin continues to savage Ukraine with a war that has triggered skyrocketing energy prices and rampant inflation in every Western economy. He has become a one-man global wrecking ball. Photograph courtesy of Commons Wikimedia
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | April 25, 2022
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, pictured in Ottawa in 2010. No British monarch has ever ruled as long as the young woman who became Queen in 1952—70 trips around the sun as monarch. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | April 25, 2022
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | April 25, 2022
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, pictured in Ottawa in 2010. No British monarch has ever ruled as long as the young woman who became Queen in 1952—70 trips around the sun as monarch. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | April 18, 2022
Conservative MP and leadership front-runner Pierre Poilievre, pictured Feb. 14, 2022, in the Commons foyer. Poilievre is not without political insight. He knows that the shortest route to winning the leadership is to pass the Conservative purity test—in other words, to sanctify everything his former boss Stephen Harper ever did. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | April 18, 2022
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | April 18, 2022
Conservative MP and leadership front-runner Pierre Poilievre, pictured Feb. 14, 2022, in the Commons foyer. Poilievre is not without political insight. He knows that the shortest route to winning the leadership is to pass the Conservative purity test—in other words, to sanctify everything his former boss Stephen Harper ever did. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | April 11, 2022
Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault, pictured Oct. 27, 2021, even peered into the future and concluded the project 'is not likely to cause significant environmental effects.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | April 11, 2022
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | April 11, 2022
Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault, pictured Oct. 27, 2021, even peered into the future and concluded the project 'is not likely to cause significant environmental effects.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | April 4, 2022
U.S. President Joe Biden, pictured. If, after grand jury testimony, which is ongoing, Hunter Biden is indicted, the Trump conspiracy machine will be jump-started into overdrive, which will be a problem for Joe Biden. Photograph courtesy of Commons Wikimedia
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | April 4, 2022
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | April 4, 2022
U.S. President Joe Biden, pictured. If, after grand jury testimony, which is ongoing, Hunter Biden is indicted, the Trump conspiracy machine will be jump-started into overdrive, which will be a problem for Joe Biden. Photograph courtesy of Commons Wikimedia
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | March 28, 2022
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, pictured March 3, 2022. Screen capture image courtesy of France 24
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | March 28, 2022
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | March 28, 2022
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, pictured March 3, 2022. Screen capture image courtesy of France 24
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | March 21, 2022
The West claims to take a cautious approach towards engaging with Russia. 'Don't poke the bear.' But how is the U.S. President Joe Biden calling Vladimir Putin a 'war criminal' not poking the bear? That same message is pictured here, at a pro-Ukraine protest outside of the Russian embassy in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | March 21, 2022
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | March 21, 2022
The West claims to take a cautious approach towards engaging with Russia. 'Don't poke the bear.' But how is the U.S. President Joe Biden calling Vladimir Putin a 'war criminal' not poking the bear? That same message is pictured here, at a pro-Ukraine protest outside of the Russian embassy in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | March 14, 2022
Former Quebec premier Jean Charest, pictured May 8, 2018, already chosen a nice slogan for a party inured to losing: 'Built to win,' writes Michael Harris. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | March 14, 2022
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | March 14, 2022
Former Quebec premier Jean Charest, pictured May 8, 2018, already chosen a nice slogan for a party inured to losing: 'Built to win,' writes Michael Harris. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | March 7, 2022
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, pictured March 3, 2022, says if Ukraine goes down, it’s not just the end of one country. It is the end of the world. It is true that war leaders deal in hyperbole, but Zelensky has a point. As he said, Ukraine is the border between the civilized world, and what used to be known as the evil empire; between democracy and brutal dictatorship. Screen capture image courtesy of France24
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | March 7, 2022
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | March 7, 2022
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, pictured March 3, 2022, says if Ukraine goes down, it’s not just the end of one country. It is the end of the world. It is true that war leaders deal in hyperbole, but Zelensky has a point. As he said, Ukraine is the border between the civilized world, and what used to be known as the evil empire; between democracy and brutal dictatorship. Screen capture image courtesy of France24
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | February 28, 2022
Vladimir Putin, right, has been watching the U.S. closely in order to time his invasion of Ukraine while America is divided and distracted, argues Michael Harris. The two leaders are pictured here at a 2021 meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | February 28, 2022
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | February 28, 2022
Vladimir Putin, right, has been watching the U.S. closely in order to time his invasion of Ukraine while America is divided and distracted, argues Michael Harris. The two leaders are pictured here at a 2021 meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | February 14, 2022
Chaplains from the Billy Graham Evangelical Christian Society, pictured on the Hill on Feb. 10, 2022. This is no longer a question of jurisdiction. It is a matter of peace, order, and good government.  If things remain as they are, it will signal that disturbing the peace, disorder, and no government at all, are the new watch words as we all sink deeper and deeper into Trump World, writes Michael Harris. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | February 14, 2022
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | February 14, 2022
Chaplains from the Billy Graham Evangelical Christian Society, pictured on the Hill on Feb. 10, 2022. This is no longer a question of jurisdiction. It is a matter of peace, order, and good government.  If things remain as they are, it will signal that disturbing the peace, disorder, and no government at all, are the new watch words as we all sink deeper and deeper into Trump World, writes Michael Harris. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | February 7, 2022
The so-called Freedom Convoy has turned into an occupation of the city of Ottawa, writes Michael Harris. For how long will this be allowed to go on? The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | February 7, 2022
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | February 7, 2022
The so-called Freedom Convoy has turned into an occupation of the city of Ottawa, writes Michael Harris. For how long will this be allowed to go on? The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | January 31, 2022
The so-called 'Freedom Convoy' is reminiscent of the idiots who interfered with health-care workers by conducting their ignorant anti-vaccine, anti-masking protests outside hospitals—even when it meant endangering patients, writes Michael Harris. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | January 31, 2022
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | January 31, 2022
The so-called 'Freedom Convoy' is reminiscent of the idiots who interfered with health-care workers by conducting their ignorant anti-vaccine, anti-masking protests outside hospitals—even when it meant endangering patients, writes Michael Harris. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | January 24, 2022
In an 8-1 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court that Donald Trump had carefully stocked with conservative judges made a crucial ruling. The court rejected Trump’s bogus claim of executive privilege to hide the facts about Jan. 6 from Americans. Photograph courtesy of Gage Skidmore/Commons Wikimedia
Opinion | BY MICHAEL HARRIS | January 24, 2022