Geoffrey Stevens's blog

A nasty election, devoid of substance

Published on Oct. 29, 2012, in The Waterloo Record.

This United States presidential election has been dominated by two emotions, both of them negative.

One is disappointment in Barack Obama. The other is discomfort with Mitt Romney.

It’s been a nasty election, one singularly devoid of intelligent substance. So perhaps it is appropriate that disappointment and discomfort should be determining factors.

The Trudeau connection: From swinging sixties to risk-adverse teens

Published Oct. 1, 2012, in Waterloo Region Record and Guelph Mercury.

What a difference a generation makes!

A generation ago, Pierre Trudeau, father of today’s dauphin, burst on the political scene, “like a stone through a stained glass window” (in the memorable simile of the late journalist Gordon Donaldson).