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The Harper government has lost its moral standing

The ground is shifting in Ottawa. Everyone can feel it and few would privately deny it, least of all the woebegone Conservatives, who are busting new …

Canada

Jon Stewart is not enough: The curse of centrism, and why the Tea Party keeps rolling “Daily Show” Democrats

It’s easy to take shots and laugh at the know-nothing right. But our smirks let complicit Democrats off the hook<p>I have spent many years deriding the right, and I have to admit, it has been a hoot. The conservative world is an endless shooting gallery of hypocrites, con men, narcissists, and walking …

Jon Stewart Explains War on ISIS

Below: Enjoy <b>Jon Stewart's dark humor</b> about the <b>dilemma:</b>Below: <b>Jon Stewart</b> remarks about ISIS as the <b>most feared terrorists in the world:</b>Below: <b>Michael</b> …

Middle East

Churchill's Scathing Sense of Humor

<b>Quotes by Sir Winston “Winnie” Leonard Spencer-Churchill</b> (11.30.1874 - 1.24.1965)<br>Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1940-45, 1951-55 source: …

Downing Street

19 Famous Thomas Jefferson 'Quotes' That He Actually Never Said At All

While we're on the subject of writings that are frequently decontextualized in order to suit partisan opportunistic gains, many of the "quotes" frequently attributed to Thomas Jefferson — a guy who had a hand in the Constitution — are total nonsense.<p>Luckily, the good people at Monticello have pored …

16 Jon Stewart insults worthy of Shakespeare

The Bard is a much bigger influence on the late night comedy show host than you might expect<p>Jon Stewart takes a week off every once in a while and we are consigned to watching his reruns for a fix, which is okay because they stand up fairly well. It also gives us a chance to take a step back and …

Dear Americans: Our Rob Ford scandal shows dangers of dismissing Trump

Dear Americans,<p>Permit your cousins to the north to offer some friendly advice. You may be tempted to dismiss Donald Trump as a flash in the pan, an obnoxious crank who has no chance of being elected and who appeals only to a small fringe. Don't be too sure.<p>People laughed when a cranky city …

Donald Trump

9 oddest political parties and candidates in the General Election

<b>Warning: Includes videos with expletives</b><p><b>Got general election fatigue? Just take a look at the more interesting fringes of the political spectrum to</b> …

#EdStone: the social media reaction to Ed Miliband's manifesto monument

The Labour leader unveiled an eight-foot limestone monolith to show his vows are "carved in stone" - and the world reacted accordingly<p>When <b>Ed Miliband</b> announced he would erect a giant stone monument to his manifesto in the Number 10 garden if he wins the General Election, social media users …