Liberal MP for Toronto Centre. Author. Proud wife and mother of three. Runner when I can squeeze it in.

What Will Putin's New World Order Be?

politico.com — The war between Russia and Ukraine erupted so unexpectedly and escalated so quickly that it is tempting to think the motivations of the combatants are complicated or obscure. In fact, this is a fight over something very simple: the geopolitical rules that govern the Eurasian continent nearly a quarter century after the collapse of the Soviet Union....

Why #RussiaInvadedUkraine Matters

nytimes.com — Last week, Russia 's president, Vladimir V. Putin, said he could take Kiev in two weeks. This week, he disavowed a cease-fire, then proposed a peace plan. These zigzags did their job, leaving the West confused about his intentions, just as the European Union and NATO were meeting to figure out how to counter them.

Ukraine Is Winning the War

politico.com — The fog of war, the ADHD of cable news and the smears of Russian propaganda have combined to obscure some important good news in this dismal summer. In the historic fight over the future of democracy in Ukraine, Kyiv is winning and the Kremlin is losing.

Ukraine Is Winning the War

politico.com — The fog of war, the ADHD of cable news and the smears of Russian propaganda have combined to obscure some important good news in this dismal summer. In the historic fight over the future of democracy in Ukraine, Kyiv is winning and the Kremlin is losing.

More bad news for jobless benefits

politico.com — It’s been a bad week for those seeking renewal of long-term unemployment benefits. On Tuesday the House voted to patch over a decaying Highway Trust Fund with money that had been earmarked by Sens. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.) for a five-month extension of benefits that expired in December.

Lawsuit brings GOP together

politico.com — Speaker John Boehner’s push to sue President Barack Obama is uniting House and Senate Republicans - two groups that aren’t always on the same page. Over the past year, House and Senate Republican factions have disagreed on government funding, immigration reform and unemployment insurance benefits, dividing the party along both ideological...

The Search for a Progressive Reagan

politico.com — What do a lesbian grandmother in Ontario, an extreme conservative professor of economics in Virginia, a right-wing politician in England who admires Putin and an Italian-American municipal politician from Brooklyn have in common? This isn’t the first line of a weak Borscht-Belt-style gag. It is a string of recent examples from both sides of the...

The Search for a Progressive Reagan

politico.com — What do a lesbian grandmother in Ontario, an extreme conservative professor of economics in Virginia, a right-wing politician in England who admires Putin and an Italian-American municipal politician from Brooklyn have in common? This isn’t the first line of a weak Borscht-Belt-style gag. It is a string of recent examples from both sides of the...

Super-rich face up to income inequality

contributoria.com — Eighteen months ago, I published a book called "Plutocrats -- the rise of the new global super-elite and the fall of everyone else". In 2008, when I began my research, a lot of people -- particularly many of the plutocrats I interviewed -- thought I was crazy.

It’s Not Just George Soros Anymore

politico.com — Earlier this year, the most reliable way for a billionaire to make the headlines was to compare suggested tax increases to Nazi Germany. Lately, though, the more interesting shift in the politics of the plutocracy has been more genteel. There will be more Hitler analogies, of course, but another camp among the superrich is starting to tack in the opposite...
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