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“I Have A Dream” 50 Years Later


August 28th marked the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, when 250,000 people gathered to hear Martin Luther King Jr. give his historic “I have a dream” speech. This event was a turning point in the long struggle for civil rights for Afro-Americans who grew up in the aftermath of slavery. And it marked a turning point in politics both in Canada and abroad.

Harper’s “Conservative” Economism: Rhetoric and Reality


The Harper-run Conservatives combined their revisioning of conservatism and economism into a winning strategy. With significant vote-splitting in the existing first-past-the-post system, a minority won a majority of seats in 2011. The broad Canadian public now seems to be looking more deeply at the rhetoric and the realities of Harper’s political brand. It’s about time.