Archive for May 7th, 2011

NRO – At last, “After more than four decades, Yale University has lifted its ban on ROTC”

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

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Michael Barone on northern elections – “O Canada!”

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

What this looks like is the emergence of a two-party politics in what had been a four-party dominion. Conservatives have a solid majority and the left-leaning, statist New Democrats are the relatively weak opposition, with a parliamentary base primarily in Quebec and otherwise dominating only faraway and culturally very different metro Vancouver. The Liberals, the party of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, who dominated Canadian politics for most of two decades after his breakthrough victory in 1968, are relegated to minor party status. The decline of the BQ suggests that the Quebec separatist movement, stimulated by Charles de Gaulle’s 1967 cry in downtown Montreal of “vive le Quebec libre” seems dead.