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David T. Jones
Par David T. Jones le 19 mars 2009
The contretemps over the now aborted recreation of the battle on the Plains of Abraham demonstrates this reality...
Par David T. Jones le 26 février 2009
It must be tedious and frustrating to be a "concerned Canadian." So many errors to be corrected; so many problems to be resolved; so many wrong directions to be set straight...
Par David T. Jones le 5 février 2009
One of life's lessons is that no man stands so tall as when he puts the monkey on some one else's back. Appreciating that sobriquet, "Bush 43" jets into history (or at least to Crawford Texas), and a chattering troop of simians have seated themselves on President Obama's shoulders. Caging them, throttling them, or just enduring them are now the Democrats problem as for the first time since 1992, the Democrats control both the Congress and the Presidency...
Par David T. Jones le 15 janvier 2009
We can be confident that, as soon as our long ago ancestors started living in caves, there was "correctness"--social, political, tribal, etc. Just where do you throw your bones after cracking them open and sucking out the marrow? Just where do you perform your bodily functions? Or who speaks (grunts?) in what order in the group meeting?..
Par David T. Jones le 18 décembre 2008
Washington DC - Washington media has much bruited about the concept of a “team of rivals” for the Obama administration. The label derives from the Doris Kearns Goodwin book of the same name regarding Abraham Lincoln’s assembly of a Civil War cabinet incorporating his political rivals, who individually and corporately believed themselves far better qualified than he to lead the country under any circumstances, let alone during a civil war..
Par David T. Jones le 27 novembre 2008
Journalists are inclined to depict every political bend in the road as a major turning point. Historians know better. And so it is after the 2008 election in which President-elect Obama is being globally greeted with hosannas and depicted as the bearer of solutions to all ills foreign and domestic. ..
Par David T. Jones le 30 octobre 2008
U.S. observers of the Canadian scene are well aware of the almost obsessive attention Canadians pay to the United States. It is almost as if you don't have a life of your own...
Par David T. Jones le 16 octobre 2008
A kirpan is a kirpan is … a knife. A kirpan wrapped up and under the clothing of the owner is … a concealed weapon.,,
Par David T. Jones le 18 septembre 2008
On November 3, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin accepted the Republican nomination for Vice President. Her selection on August 31 by Senator John McCain had prompted a tsunami of "Sarah Who?" instant analysis...
Par David T. Jones le 4 septembre 2008
Earlier in the campaign season, once Democrats and Republicans identified their presidential candidates, respectively Senators Obama and McCain, the next question for the chatterers was "Who will be the Veep (Vice President)."..
Par David T. Jones le 21 août 2008
When diplomats travel, they observe. Usually those observations are of the "foreign" countries to which they are professionally assigned or are encountering for professional reasons. But it can also be interesting--and even self-instructive--to play diplomatic observer in one's own country. Having recently been a first-time visitor to Las Vegas, Nevada; the national parks of Bryce Canyon and Zion, Utah; and Hoover Dam, Nevada, prompted a series of thoughts that might interest far-away Canadians...
Par David T. Jones le 7 août 2008
So Omar Khadr cried. And he wanted his mommy according to much publicized, recently released interrogation transcripts...
Par David T. Jones le 10 juillet 2008
Cynics are inclined to conclude that a government that makes the right decision is akin to the proverbial blind pig finding an acorn. But such pigs do find acorns and, in the instance of the decision by the Harper government to see Senator John McCain during his June 20 visit to Ottawa, the Tories got it right...
Par David T. Jones le 12 juin 2008
Sex sells. And a good sex scandal generates 360 degree, "24/7" attention. Thus Canadians (and Canada watchers around the world) have found the Bernier-Couillard saga a perfect foil for all sorts of analysis both light and ostensibly deep—certainly more than that accorded whatever serious issue a serious commentator would select for public attention...