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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Jan 15, 2010

Invasion of the body scanners: Going prorogue

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Having self-prorogued IRTN is back looking at Harper's continued revolution, the importance of the upcoming Massachusetts Senate race on U.S. health care and the invasion of the body scanners.
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Nov 30, 2009

Seal of Disapproval: 2009 reflections on Obama

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Sure no one expected some new progressive presidency, but how do we think Obama has performed so far despite our reduced expectations?
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Aug 14, 2009

Health care 'debate' in the U.S is sickening

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When a U.S. Senator invokes "Death Panels" and a white man brings a loaded gun to an Obama health care rally, and when "town hall meetings" are organized shoutdowns it's enough to make you sick.
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Jun 11, 2009

The right wing thing

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What's with the right wing thing? The EU elections have some real right wingers, England has a neo-nazi and right wing domestic terrorists in the U.S are shooting people.
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Mar 27, 2009

Borders, Bailouts, Bankers and Bull

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It's amazing what doesn’t get over the Canadian border these days, but Canada still lets in pretty of crap, including a crappy economy economy and more.
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Jan 23, 2009

Bushed

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We're Bushed. And look what happened to our standards. You get a smart guy that believes in science and the rule of law and we get all giddy.
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Dec 18, 2008

At the end of the day

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At the end of the year we look again at Harper's stunning deception on democracy and at the disturbing recent appointment by Obama, but we also look for a few good signs.
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Dec 5, 2008

Short show for GG's short shrift

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Was the GG's decision the Canadian compromise way? Seems a bit strange to us as the parties representing the most votes and the most seats asked for another option.
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Dec 2, 2008

Coalition of the Thrilling

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The sky is falling for Harper but will it be rainbows and puppy dogs for progressives? Probably not, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't kick 'em out!
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Nov 26, 2008

Ruling From The Grave

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Bush tries to ram through right wing regulations, Obama looks backward for change and the Liberals follow suit. It's enough to make your head spin.
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Oct 23, 2008

Episode 41:do the right thing

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Spike Lee said recently the greatest moment of his life was Obama's nomination. We aren't ready to go that far, but we're happy to see so many Americans do the right thing and reject the McCain hate
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Oct 14, 2008

Episode 40: Counting Chickens

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There may not be a chicken in every pot, but the Democrats are thinking new deal, and the Republicans are running around like chicks with their heads off, and Keith says Obama supporters better not
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Oct 2, 2008

Episode 39:The Big Flush

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A political scientist once said that an American Presidential election is like going to the bathroom, you go into a private space, you only have two choices (the result of neither is particularly
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Sep 6, 2008

Episode 38: Cynics at the trough

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Sure politics is a lot of theatre and some of it has been great recently, but the profoundly cynical appointment of Palin and other such joys has us in a tizzy. Plus the IMF, and bad border news
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Jul 29, 2008

Episode 37: Who will pay?

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indictments against a senator, crimes in the department of justice, and possibly blood on the hands of talk show hosts but who will pay? Not likely any of the crimedoers. . .

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