The question with President Donald Trump is competence. Just like the Trump travel ban's difficulties resulting from a poorly planned policy, that was publicly rushed to create the illusion of an administration "accomplishing things," there is much about the Republican health care proposal (American Health Care Act) that can be perceived the same way.
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The U.S. presidential election and the Brexit referendum are the most recent prominent examples of the shortcomings within the polling industry. They are by no means unusual or isolated illustrations. Indeed we have witnessed some provincial elections in Canada, notably in Quebec, British Columbia and Alberta, where late pre-election polls have also been substantially off the mark.
The political earthquake of Donald Trump's stunning victory on Nov. 8, was greeted with surprised relief by most Republican elected officials.
It was a quirky victory based upon less than 85,000 votes in Michigan and Pennsylvania, while he was losing the overall popular vote by more than 200,000.
Loren King sees a few new wrinkles in his bathing trunks.
"In a few days, I'm going to be 48," said the Wilfrid Laurier University associate professor of political science, pondering his looming attempt to cross Lake Ontario in the first days of August.
"I'm an old guy for this swimming business."...
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It is generally a mistake to confuse style with substance in politics.
There are times, however, when style serves to highlight and reinforce substance, by imparting a sense of urgency and personal commitment to what might otherwise be passed off as a routine, everyday message.