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So You Say You Want A Third Party

Americans Elect is vying to be the new third party in American politics. It doesn’t yet have a candidate because any registered voter can sign up and participate in the process of choosing a nominee. All you need to do is be a registered voter. After the nominee is selected they must choose a running […]

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Five Races Under One Union

Historical clothing design of the day is from the Air Force – Roundels series, the roundels used for the Air Force of the Republic of China from 1916 to 1921 used the colors from the Five Races Under One Union.  Each day a new design is chosen and an article is posted to highlight the […]

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Canada – The lost Dominion

The 144th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation (1867) falls on July 1, 2011. That anniversary was traditionally celebrated as “Dominion Day” – as Canada was officially called “the Dominion of Canada” – a term which has now fallen into disuse. Indeed, the holiday is today called Canada Day, and on nearly all state documents, the Canadian […]

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Vladimir Lenin

Historical clothing design of the day is Vladimir Lenin.  Each day a new design is chosen and an article is posted to highlight the historical significance of the design. Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (22 April 1870 – 21 January 1924), was a Russian revolutionary, author, lawyer, economic theorist, political philosopher, creator of the Soviet Communist Party, […]

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To Laurier, calm was key

Canada is a country built on compromise and conciliation, Andre Pratte declares in his lively biography of the country’s seventh prime minister, Wilfrid Laurier. No politician in Canada’s history so exemplified these qualities, Pratte proposes, as he revisits Laurier’s colourful life for Penguin’s popular Extraordinary Canadians series. Pratte, editor-in-chief of Montreal’s La Presse, sees Laurier […]

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Review – Downing Street Blues by Jonathan Davidson McFarland

Seventy one per cent of British Prime Ministers, says Jonathan Davidson, have had mental health issues. Disraeli suffered from depression, Gladstone from bipolar disorder and paraphilia, Lloyd George from depression and somatoform disorder and Churchill from depression and dementia. You would think with such a high casualty rate that the job would come with its […]

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Louis Riel

Historical clothing design of the day is Louis Riel.  Each day a new design is chosen and an article is posted to highlight the historical significance of the design. Louis David Riel (22 October 1844 – 16 November 1885) was a Canadian politician, a founder of the province of Manitoba, and leader of the Métis […]

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