Post Tagged with: "Bernie Sanders"

Bernie Sanders, Cape Breton's Magazine, Maggie MacDonnell

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

March 22, 2017 at 12:30 pm

Bernie in coal country McDowell County, West Virginia is coal country. Although they got into the game a little later than we did here in Cape Breton — their first large-scale mines were developed in the mid-1800s — they made up for lost time and by the 1950s were regularlyRead More

Letter from Denver: Mea Culpa

Letter from Denver: Mea Culpa

March 1, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Occasionally, it takes us a while to accept something that is hard to understand, does not jibe with our script of the world, or plainly, just doesn’t make any damn sense. And I am here to say now, finally, over a month into this springtime of our discontent, that IRead More

Lockheed Martin & CBU: Green Energy or Blood Money?

Lockheed Martin & CBU: Green Energy or Blood Money?

December 7, 2016 at 1:06 pm

On  7 November 2011, to great fanfare, the Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment (CSEE) was officially opened at Cape Breton University (CBU). A prominent participant in the ceremony, and key partner in the venture, was Lockheed Martin, the world’s largest weapons manufacturer. Tom Digan, then presidentRead More

Donald Trump, Las Vegas, Feb. 2016 By https://www.flickr.com/photos/gageskidmore [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

About last night…

November 9, 2016 at 8:44 am

I had not planned to write about the US presidential election but my correspondent in Colorado is still trying to make sense of last night’s results and I am going to wait until he is able to sit up and take nourishment before asking his thoughts on the Donald TrumpRead More

US Election: Release the Surrogates! (Part II)

US Election: Release the Surrogates! (Part II)

October 26, 2016 at 11:02 am

American presidential elections are not won at the base of either party. The dichotomy of the two major American parties has historically rested on a fairly centrist pivot, where roughly 40% of both Republicans and Democrats can be found. This loose crowd in the center, unpinned by party affiliation orRead More

US Election: Release the Surrogates! (Part I)

US Election: Release the Surrogates! (Part I)

October 19, 2016 at 10:48 am

American presidential elections are not won at the base of either party. The dichotomy of the two major American parties has historically rested on a fairly centrist pivot, where roughly 40% of both Republicans and Democrats can be found. This loose crowd in the center, unpinned by party affiliation orRead More

Bernie Sanders (l), Dr. StrangeJob (r).

Dr StrangeJob Is Ready to Negotiate

October 5, 2016 at 1:58 pm

Don’t confuse passion for anger or polish for competence. I watched the big political debate everyone was talking about. The first candidate came across a bit smug, self-centered and more than a tad arrogant. Reminded me of a brazen Stephen Harper. The alternative candidate was more personable but left meRead More

US Election 2016: Letter from Dallas

US Election 2016: Letter from Dallas

September 14, 2016 at 12:05 pm

This has been a unique election season here in the unique city of Dallas, where we’ve experienced the highs and lows of the campaign to date with a keen eye on the realities of today’s world. Although it is in the historically red state of Texas, Dallas is a diverseRead More

Walden, Colorado, photo by Shay Carlstrom

US Election 2016: The View from a Square State

August 31, 2016 at 1:24 pm

Explaining to folks abroad from whence I come, I often had to resort to “One of the square states.” In recent years, though, a law known as Amendment 64 has put Colorado on the international map as the vanguard of full legalization and regulation of both medical and recreational marijuana.Read More