Monthly Archives: July 2009

Who Cares if the Birthers are Right About Obama?

From Maisonneuve:

Who Cares if the Birthers are Right About Obama?

by Drew Nelles

I am a Canadian-born American citizen. I can live and work in the United States, vote in American elections, and even, if I wished to debase myself, run for public office. But can I run for president? That’s less clear.

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Stick to the Union, Even Amid Recession

From Maisonneuve:

Stick to the Union, Even Amid Recession

by Drew Nelles

Of the many clichés to arise during this economic crisis—“golden parachutes,” “too big to fail,” and, worst of all, “recessionista”—one stands out. We are told that unions must automatically stand down during any given dispute, because their members should be grateful to be employed at all. This attitude became part of the North American zeitgeist during the height of the car industry’s woes last year; as a municipal strike in Toronto drags on, it has now gripped Canada’s largest city.

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