I Read The News Today, Oh Boy!

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Two American ex-pats, separated by 7500 kilometers and their levels of optimism, take on the issues of the day in the United States, Canada, Europe and the world. They hunt down news you might have missed, sometimes provide good insights, and shake their heads at the rampant idiocy in the world more often than can be considered healthy ... good thing they live in countries with socialized medicine!

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Apr 8, 2011

Got good government? Not here

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With an historical contempt finding, the Canadian government isn't looking so great and the election could mean things only get worse. And worse it gets in the U.S. as the government faces shutdown.
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Mar 18, 2011

Political and energy overreach

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It turns out that maybe you can reach too far over that political cliff, as the 2011 season of politicians doing the overreach shows. Plus, assessing nuclear power and news you might have missed.
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Feb 25, 2011

Labour pains and DOMA doom

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The assault on unions ramps up even more in the U.S. but this time labour and friends break out a can of democracy and Obama defends human rights by attacking the Defence of Marriage Act.
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Jan 21, 2011

Bad deal: Nasty trade agreements and nasty arguments

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In this episode we talk abut the bad trade deal that most haven't heard of (CETA), why things are so nasty in Arizona and elsewhere, plus news on volcanos, India, state bankruptcy and more.
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Dec 31, 2010

Below the fold: News you might have missed in 2010

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Killer whales, mine fires, terminator seeds, birthers, Chuck Norris, oil spills not in the gulf, a problematic museum of tolerance and more highlights from 2010.
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Nov 24, 2010

Groping for the truth: Election hangover and the TSA

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Yes the airport procedures seem like theatre and may have little to do security but aren't there other civil liberty issues that might be a bit more pressing? Plus politics and Palin.
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Oct 22, 2010

Doubting Thomases: Judges, polls and politics

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thomas might be married to a conflict of interest (tough luck for us), plus we look at the politics of polls and news you might have missed.
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Aug 11, 2010

Zero grounds to complain: Destroying freedom to save it?

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The so-called "ground zero mosque" is neither, but that doesn't matter. What matters, to freedom loving people, is freedom of religion and right of assembly not racism disguised as caring.
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May 17, 2010

Shrill baby shrill: Right wing rhetoric rising

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The Maine Republican party goes Tea Party, a Senator calls for guilty until proven innocent, another TP group wants U.S. senators to be appointed, but democracy might be breaking out in Britain.
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Apr 30, 2010

Lost in the desert: Bad laws and poor politics

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The crazy is coming out in Arizona, but this likely unconstitutional immigration law might really be about something else, plus other political news and views.
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Mar 23, 2010

Prost! Here's to your health America

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It isn't pretty (and doesn't cover everyone, except maybe insurance companies) but there is something to this vote that could change the political winds a bit in the U.S.
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Feb 6, 2010

Courting Disaster: Fear of a democratic planet

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A U.S senator claims the Constitution only protects citizens, and corporations have new election powers, and people protest due process then you know it is fear of a democratic planet.

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