Trump needs to recognize a ‘better’ deal when he sees one

Keystone XL is already a good deal for the U.S.

Trump needs to recognize a ‘better’ deal when he sees oneBy Kenneth P. Green and Taylor Jackson The Fraser Institute CALGARY, Alta. June 15, 2016/ Troy Media/ - From a Canadian perspective, Donald Trump’s recent energy policy speech was both interesting and troubling. On one hand, Trump’s commitment to approve the Keystone XL pipeline – a key piece of continental energy infrastructure that became an…

What’s the BIG deal with Trump?

The world may be watching the final act of the final presumptive emperor of the American empire

What’s the BIG deal with Trump?POWELL RIVER, B.C. June 12, 2016/ Troy Media/ - I haven’t met anybody up on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast who is pointedly rooting for Donald Trump. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Loggers at the liquor store, fishermen at the marina, boat mechanics, BC Hydro foremen, retired neighbours, the PRISMA summer music festival volunteers, Rene…

Is Ryan’s endorsement of Trump a high-stakes bluff?

There is nothing stopping House Speaker Paul Ryan from retracting his endorsement of Donald Trump at a later date

Is Ryan’s endorsement of Trump a high-stakes bluff?NEW YORK, June 12, 2016/ Troy Media/ - One of the more fascinating political manoeuvres to watch this election season has to be House Speaker Paul Ryan walking a political tightrope as he comes to terms with Donald Trump as the Republican Party’s nominee for president. You know this race for the White House is…

Canada just doesn’t matter that much to Trump

It says something about Canada that Trump ignores us because he doesn’t see Canada as much of an economic threat to the United States

Canada just doesn’t matter that much to TrumpPORTLAND, Ore. June 9, 2016/ Troy Media/ - The core of U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump’s political message is his assertion that the United States “doesn’t win anymore,” because weak-willed politicians have made “bad deals” allowing both its allies and enemies to take advantage of the U.S. The U.S.’s allies have not paid their share…

Trump’s vision of economic prosperity so last century

A dangerous step back in time for the world's most powerful nation

Trump’s vision of economic prosperity so last centuryVANCOUVER, B.C. June 8, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Donald Trump's success as a presidential hopeful is a mystery to many. He has no political or governance experience. His business record is sprinkled with bankruptcies. And him yelling “You’re fired!” on television does not lead you to think he can command the world stage, leading a superpower. However, what Trump…

From Trump to Brexit, it’s all about nationalists vs. globalists

The tension between nationalists and globalists is very real and we’ll have to live with the consequences of how it turns out

From Trump to Brexit, it’s all about nationalists vs. globalistsTORONTO, Ont. May 20, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Scratch the surface on many of today’s contentious topics and you’ll find the clash between nationalism and globalism at the heart. While some people worry that the concept of national sovereignty and control is being eroded, others see such a development as a feature rather than a bug.…

Trump reignites old resentments in Mexico

170 years ago the U.S. first created resentment in Mexico by annexing territory roughly equivalent in size to western Europe

Trump reignites old resentments in MexicoTORONTO, Ont. May 13, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has ignited more than his share of controversies on the campaign trail. At least one lights a fire dangerously close to the foundation of a big chunk of the United States. A couple of weeks ago, an eye-catching photo was taken at an anti-Donald Trump demonstration in…

Who’s afraid of Donald Trump? The establishment

Trump is riding a wave of populist anger that could shake the foundations of the global order

Who’s afraid of Donald Trump? The establishmentEDMONTON, Alta. May 9, 2016/ Troy Media/ - You have to hand it to Donald Trump – he’s done the seemingly impossible. The presumptive Republican nominee for the U.S. presidency has united the right and the left in outrage against his candidacy. What’s so scary about Trump? Respected Canadian columnist Terence Corcoran is fearful that a…

Donald Trump can be beaten – with civility

Trump can and will be beaten because, after a while, average folks simply get tired of being at the circus all the time

Donald Trump can be beaten – with civilityPUNTA NIZUC, MEXICO May 3, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Donald Trump, the bilious billionaire who is edging ever-closer to the Oval Office, wants to build a great big wall between Mexico and the United States. He says he is going to get Mexicans to pay for it. The reason? Mexicans are "rapists," he says. "Murderers,"…

Donald Trump’s America First policy has storied pedigree

Trump is in good company, with JFK, Gerald Ford, Charles Lindbergh, Walt Disney, among many others, all supporting an earlier isolationist U.S. organization

Donald Trump’s America First policy has storied pedigreeTORONTO, Ont. April 22, 2016/ Troy Media/ - In a recent interview with The New York Times, Donald Trump put the cat among the pigeons when, talking about foreign policy, he characterised himself as “America First.” For the historically minded, this expression evokes memories of the America First Committee (AFC) that was passionately opposed to…