My latest Winnipeg Sun column, in which I question MP Justin Trudeau’s (Papineau) readiness to lead the Liberal Party and the nature of his appeal to young voters.
President Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) have completely different perspectives on last month’s jobs report. It certainly isn’t the best news ever if you look deeper into the numbers; however, anemic growth might be all Obama needs.
Ex-General Electric CEO Jack Welch also has a different perspective on the jobs report: the completely insane perspective.
In considerably worse news, the deficit is still well over a trillion. See, if Obama brought that down, he might be insulated against attacks from Romney and crazy ex-CEOs.
Romney disavows the 47 percent thing. For anyone who thinks his “move to the center” in last week’s debate will bring actual centrists to his side, think again; we’ve seen too many Romneys to trust this one. This disavowal is just a continuation of that move. He could move elsewhere any minute now.
Obama and Romney agree on how to deal with taxes: get Congress to do it all! That never fails or just don’t go anywhere! (Technically, taxes are well within congressional purview, but tell Congress that. They don’t want to touch them.)
A Huffington Post writer thinks Romney lost the debate among women, for the dumbest reasons ever. As I put it on Facebook: “He uses debates to DISAGREE with opponents, he tries to WIN elections he’s running in, and he’ll never, EVER change the kids’ diapers or bring you a nice cup of chamomile in bed!”
Justice Antonin Scalia’s modus operandi when dealing with social issues: pretend it’s still 1787. Literally. He admitted it.
A mother fights for her son to get his Eagle Scout award, which is being denied because he’s gay. Remember when young boys wanted to be Scouts? The more they act like this is 1954, the worse their legacy will become. Just be mindful of that.
Canada’s jobs report looks a little better: Only half the jobs added (no surprise given our respective populations), but many of them are full-time. Remember to think about that when you look at new U.S. reports.
With Iran’s currency plunging, the U.S. is looking out for even more opportunities to use sanctions against them. Let’s be clear, though: Iran’s people could be forced to eat their own pets and the regime would still blow money on the nuclear program.
British Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt may be the latest Commonwealth politician to speak out of turn about abortion. I’ll say this much for Americans who fixate on it: You might be wasting your time, but at least you’re not afraid to speak your minds.