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Tired slogans are no match for the tough times Doug Ford faces

Times are changing. So does the world of Doug Ford. His second term has only just begun. But his second honeymoon fades quickly. Case in point: the prime minister faced an early rebellion this week from progressive conservative MPPs, many of whom have joined the opposition in rejecting his handpicked choice to become speaker of …

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Without Palestine there is no Arab unity: why normalization with Israel will fail

Thursday 11 Aug 2022 6:57 amOpinion: Ramzy Baroud It seemed all but a done deal: Israel will finally succeed in bending the Arabs to its will, and Palestine will become a side issue that will no longer define Israel’s relations with Arab countries. In fact, normalization with Israel is underway and the Arabs, it seems, …

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Conservative candidates in UK throw hats in ring to replace Johnson | News from politics

Some 11 members of the UK Conservative Party have made bids to replace Boris Johnson as party leader, with many promising lower taxes and a clean start to Johnson’s scandal-ridden PM. Johnson announced on Thursday he was stepping down after dozens of ministers and officials resigned over his handling of a range of scandals, including …

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Indians love their tiranga, modiji, don’t use them to cover up your mistakes

The national tricolor is once again the subject of cunning realpolitik. The great leader called. We all have to wave the flag by August 15, Independence Day. This demonstrative advocacy of the tricolor or tiranga, is of course accompanied by a historical irony; it comes from legates of a cultural corner whose top ideologues – …

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Jagmeet Singh warns Justin Trudeau if there’s no dental plan by the end of the year, their deal is dead

It would always be a gamble. Putting one’s reputation on someone else’s actions. But NDP leader Jagmeet Singh is clear he is not bluffing. If the core of the care and trust agreement between the NDP and the Liberal – a new dental program for low-income children under 12 – is not implemented by the …

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Transgender is a recurring theme for the Florida governor

Few fronts in America’s heated culture wars have been more active in recent times than the struggle over sexuality and gender identity. And few politicians have been as ready to join the fray as Ron DeSantis. Over the past year, Florida’s Republican governor signed legislation barring transgender athletes from participating in scholastic women’s sports. He’s …

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It’s your rights, fool. How Kansas Dems showed a roadmap to victory 22.

It’s been said that there’s literally nothing America’s liberals and conservatives can agree on in 2022, but that overlooks this simple truth: Nobody on either side of the political divide likes government telling them how to live their day-to-day lives must. In a recent high-profile Kansas election, a brilliant political ad pierced that mindset and …

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Panel of January 6th: Shedding Light on American Democracy’s Downfall | US policy

After eight gripping hearings, the panel investigating the Jan. 6 attack has completed its first phase of unraveling one of modern history’s most momentous stories: how America’s democracy teetered on the brink of collapse after the 2020 election. It was a story that seemed remarkably complex at times, involving the vice president, the Justice Department, …

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Biden’s summer blitz underscores how important a small number of voters can be

Comment on this story comment It seems unlikely that Democrats will retain control of all three levers of legislative power after the 2022 election, as their razor-thin majorities in both the House and Senate are in serious jeopardy. But if they had only two years of sole control of Washington under President Biden, they now …

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