Political dynasties: destiny fulfilled or disaster in waiting?

Without her surname, there’s no way Caroline Mulroney would be considered a serious Ontario PC leadership candidate at this point in her career

Political dynasties: destiny fulfilled or disaster in waiting?Political dynasties make me uneasy. Oh, I know reasonable arguments can be made for them. And I’m not saying this unease would determine my vote. Still, the reservation lingers. The subject came to mind when Caroline Mulroney announced her candidacy for leadership of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives. A political neophyte who’s never held elected office,…

Clintons will likely remain above the law

Obama may issue a broad pardon to the Clintons and all their associates in return for shutting down the Clinton Foundation

Clintons will likely remain above the lawPORTLAND, Ore. Nov. 20, 2016/ Troy Media/ – The issue of whether Hillary Clinton mishandled classified information during her tenure as Secretary of State was a recurring theme in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Her defenders, including U.S. President Barack Obama, contended that no harm to the U.S. had resulted from her actions and that…

Clinton loss a vote against women? Hogwash

Donald Trump didn't beat Hillary Clinton because he's a man – he won because Clinton is at least as flawed as he is

Clinton loss a vote against women? HogwashOTTAWA, Ont. Nov. 16, 2016/ Troy Media/ – Wouldn't it be convenient if there were a simple reason why Donald Trump won? Some feminists think they have it: misogyny. Linda Stasi in the New York Daily News writes: “I firmly believe that this was never a contest of right versus left. It was always a contest…

New president must try to bridge the divide

It’s going to be a long, difficult four years in office for President Clinton or President Trump. For Americans, it will feel even longer

New president must try to bridge the divideTORONTO, Ont. Nov. 8, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Today, people are lining up to cast their ballots for either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. For many Americans (and non-Americans), there will be a great sense of relief to know that the election is finally over, and some hope that things return to normal. I wouldn’t…

Trump’s mistakes were more costly than Clinton’s

While many Americans certainly dislike Hillary Clinton, they ended up disliking Donald Trump more

Trump’s mistakes were more costly than Clinton’sTORONTO, Ont. Nov. 7, 2016/ Troy Media/ - One day to go. What did Trump and Clinton do right, what did they do wrong? Donald Trump will lose when the final ballot is counted, but he has changed politics. Everyone – me included – said he couldn’t win the GOP nomination, and he did. Everyone…

For Trump and Clinton it’s Viva Las Vegas

The 'city state' of Las Vegas' national political influence will only grow over time

For Trump and Clinton it’s Viva Las VegasNEW YORK Nov. 6, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Nevada may be known as the Silver State but winning it has become critical in turning any presidential hopeful’s dreams into gold. The 2016 U.S. election has marked the coming out party for the state as a serious player on the U.S. political stage. A state that…

Clinton misinterprets role of U.S. Supreme Court

Clinton's view treats people as children in need of parental guidance and supervision – which the unelected Supreme Court should be happy to provide

Clinton misinterprets role of U.S. Supreme CourtNEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Hillary Clinton’s now clearly stated position on choosing Supreme Court justices has more to do with social engineering than appropriate constitutional interpretation. During the final debate, moderator Chris Wallace asked the key question about the constitution: “Do the founders’ words mean what they say or is it…

Partisan media acting like Clinton’s PR team

Any remaining belief that the media are above being partisan purveyors of a particular point of view has been exposed as a laughable fiction

Partisan media acting like Clinton’s PR teamNEW YORK Oct. 16, 2016/ Troy Media/ - The final debate in the U.S. presidential election will be held in Las Vegas. Donald Trump thinks Hillary Clinton is rolling loaded dice. During the town hall in St. Louis, Trump squawked into his working microphone that it was “one on three” – referring to his feeling…

Theatre of the absurd, presidential style

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton star in a comic tragedy that takes the American public on a surreal roller-coaster ride

Theatre of the absurd, presidential stylePORTLAND, Ore. Oct. 14, 2016/ Troy Media/ – Does Donald Trump really want to be president of the United States? American presidential elections have always had a certain element of absurd theatre. Two-plus years of gruelling campaigning finishes with a final sprint to the November general election. The backdrop is intense media scrutiny with an insatiable 24/7 news cycle seizing…

Two Canucks working their tails off for Hillary

Having worked on one or two campaigns over the years, what I do know is this: the Hillary Clinton campaign is a winning one

Two Canucks working their tails off for HillaryBROOKLYN, N.Y.  Oct. 11, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Want to know what it's like deep inside the Hillary Clinton campaign? This is what it's like. The Democratic candidate's campaign is headquartered on two entire floors in a sprawling Art Deco thing at One Pierrepont Street here in Brooklyn. On one side, there's a spectacular view…
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