Conservative distaste for minorities has always been there, but I can’t remember a time when it was directly in front of us like this. I suppose this is the result of the Information Age coupled with a Black President and a vocal extremist wing called the Tea Party.
Barack Obama delivered a much advertised speech on climate change on Tuesday, but when the time came you couldn't see or hear him. Instead the media decided to cover the day’s developments in the Trayvon Martin case, the where in the world is Edward Snowden saga and the SCOTUS’s gutting of the Voting Rights act.
In many ways the philosophy was bred specifically for the heavy capitalist consumer culture of the United States. Libertarians claim not to be “conservative” in their own right, but when it comes to most issues involving religion and money, it becomes very hard to tell the difference between them.
After five long years and two election victories with minority governments, Stephen Harper won his first majority last May in surprising fashion. Despite having numerous unpopular social policies, Harper managed to win an additional 23 seats guaranteeing full control in the House of Commons.
According to a new report released last Tuesday, industry regulators have known for years that Roundup, the world's best-selling herbicide produced by the U.S. based Monsanto Corporation, causes birth defects. The report, "Roundup and birth defects: Is the public being kept in the dark?", says that industry regulators have known since as early as 1980 that glyphosate, the chemical on which Roundup and other herbicides are based, can cause birth defects in laboratory animals. Why am I not surprised...