Alternate Endings to 2012

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If the world had ended this year, it might have gone something like this.

Makeovers Don’t Make the Man: A Political Lesson from the Canadian Reform Party

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The Canadian Reform Party tried to pull a Mitt Romney, once: Preston Manning. Donald D’Haene has a close encounter of the conservative kind.

The Amnesia of 9/11

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We came together as a country eleven years ago. Can we do it again in 2012?

The Lesser of Two Evils = Vote Third Party

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When both Obama and Romney support policies that create terror abroad, it’s time Americans vote for a third-party solution.

Beats the Alternative

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What makes it so hard to be old?

Canadians are Excited to Vote … in the U.S. Election

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Four years ago, a London, Ontario politician told me, “You’re for Barack Obama? I know someone who has an Obama sign on their lawn. Let’s go and swipe it.”

Suck It Up

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Greg White learns the hard way after liposuction: Quick, painless solutions to long festering problems are the stuff of campaign promises, not physical reality.

Blackmail in the Digital Age

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How would one conduct blackmail in the digital age, in which the idea of an ‘original copy’ is meaningless? Carl Pettit considers this theoretical dilemma.