Looking through an unusual lens at Ronald Reagan

Movie Nights with the Reagans provides an intimate look at a presidency that continues to influence the political landscape

Looking through an unusual lens at Ronald Reagan
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Movie Nights with the Reagans provides an intimate look at a presidency that continues to influence the political landscape

Harry Truman completely unprepared for his accidental presidency

The inauspicious heir to the White House had planned to play poker the night Roosevelt died. Instead, he became president

Harry Truman completely unprepared for his accidental presidency
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The inauspicious heir to the White House had planned to play poker the night Roosevelt died. Instead, he became president

Is the pursuit of policy actually the absence of action?

Academic author Michael Howlett's book Canadian Public Policy: Selected Studies in Process and Style leaves too many questions unanswered

Is the pursuit of policy actually the absence of action?
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Academic author Michael Howlett’s book Canadian Public Policy: Selected Studies in Process and Style leaves too many questions unanswered

Feuding ideologies the second American civil war?

Conservative Arthur Brooks argues people can head off a cultural and political implosion by celebrating the perspective of the other

Feuding ideologies the second American civil war?
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Conservative Arthur Brooks argues people can head off a cultural and political implosion by celebrating the perspective of the other

Crossroads: the growing Republican divide

Rather than a positive endorsement of their world view, Republican electoral success comes down to a simple rejection of the Democrats

Crossroads: the growing Republican divide
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Rather than a positive endorsement of their world view, Republican electoral success comes down to a simple rejection of the Democrats

Political “wobbles” prove politics really is a blood sport

Theresa May's recent political "wobble" brings to mind Margaret Thatcher and the 1987 British election, which she won in spite of herself

Political “wobbles” prove politics really is a blood sport
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Theresa May’s recent political “wobble” brings to mind Margaret Thatcher and the 1987 British election, which she won in spite of herself

The nationalism versus globalism debate explained

English journalist David Goodhart' new book states that much of current elite opinion would be soundly rejected by voters if ever openly expressed at the ballot box

The nationalism versus globalism debate explained
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MURPHY: English journalist David Goodhart’ new book states that much of current elite opinion would be soundly rejected by voters if ever openly expressed at the ballot box

Finding Donald Trump under the Christmas tree

Three new books examine a nation's people at cross purposes and the potential for America's new president to reconcile those differences

Finding Donald Trump under the Christmas tree
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ROBINSON: Three new books examine a nation’s people at cross purposes and the potential for America’s new president to reconcile those differences

Authors peel away the layers of election campaigns

At each level you will find nuances that inform and confound, from media to war rooms to policy to finding yourself on the losing side

Authors peel away the layers of election campaigns
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BONNER: At each level you will find nuances that inform and confound, from media to war rooms to policy to finding yourself on the losing side

Inside the high-pressure world of presidential debates

Alan Schroeder examines the intrigue, the flops and pratfalls, the humour and the devastating mistakes made by U.S. candidates

Inside the high-pressure world of presidential debates
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BOOK REVIEW: Alan Schroeder examines the intrigue, the flops and pratfalls, the humour and the devastating mistakes made by U.S. candidates