Our leaders think we’re idiots, Chapter 4,329: Milk

It’s still only July, and we don’t vote until October, but is it too soon to start demanding that our political leaders stop taking us for perfect fools? Today’s Exhibit A is Andrew Scheer. The Conservative leader announced to dairy farmers the other day that Canada’s Food Guide, as updated by the Trudeau Liberals, is mean to milk. This is More...

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By SLPundit On Friday, July 19th, 2019
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Trump Slams the Fed Again Over High Interest Rates

President Donald Trump renewed his criticism of the Federal Reserve on Friday, complaining that the U.S. is paying “much higher interest rates” than other countries, even as central bankers prepare for a meeting More...

By SLPundit On Friday, July 19th, 2019
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Hands up anyone who thought the election would be fought over the food guide

Welcome to a sneak peek of the Maclean’s Politics Insider newsletter. Sign-up at the bottom of the page to get it delivered straight to your inbox. So many polls, such little consensus: With More...

By SLPundit On Friday, July 19th, 2019
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Sen. Paul Defends 9/11 Fund Objection, Calls Critic Stewart ‘Guttersnipe’

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., on Thursday shredded 9/11 victims advocate Jon Stewart, saying he is a “guttersnipe” who went from claiming to “see through the B.S.” to becoming a member of the “left-wing More...

By SLPundit On Friday, July 19th, 2019
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Leaders must ‘moderate language’ to fight extremism – Javid

Public figures must “moderate their language” as part of a greater effort to tackle extremism, the home secretary is to say. In a speech later, Sajid Javid will say everyone has a “part to play” More...

By SLPundit On Friday, July 19th, 2019
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Elena Kagan: ‘No Part of Me’ Will Accept Gerrymandering Decision

Supreme Court Associate Justice Elena Kagan on Thursday said there is “no part” of her that will ever accept the 5-4 decision in the gerrymandering case. The Supreme Court in June ruled 5-4 that “partisan More...

By SLPundit On Friday, July 19th, 2019
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Public sector workers ‘to get £2bn pay rise’

Two million public sector workers are reportedly set to get a £2bn pay rise. The Treasury will unveil the biggest public sector pay rise in six years as one of Theresa May’s final acts as prime minister, More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, July 18th, 2019
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Huawei’s pitch to Canadians: Keep your friends and family close

A career spent in media has left me with a sincere — I mean that, really — admiration for the communications and PR professionals who, from time to time, must find themselves in absolutely impossible situations. I More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, July 18th, 2019
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Alan Dershowitz to Newsmax TV: Omar, Tlaib ‘Closed-Minded Bigots’

While distancing himself from President Donald Trump’s “go back” comments against the progressive “squad,” legal expert Alan Dershowitz added his own salvo on Newsmax TV, calling Rep. More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, July 18th, 2019
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Schools ‘desperately need’ cash injection, MPs say

Schools and colleges in England need a “multi-billion cash injection” and a long-term approach to funding, say MPs on the Education Select Committee. Its report on school funding confirms the concerns More...