I’m not going to sit here all giddy but I was quite happy with the election results from Monday. Sure, I think I would have actually preferred a minority but I won’t complain about Canadian citizens resoundingly rejecting the status quo and telling the NDP that skewing hard right to pickup Liberal and Conservative voters isn’t the way to win.
Anyway, it’s Sunday which means it’s time for us to do the links. Let’s kick things off with Sarah Silverman.
We’re so used to negative campaigns in politics. It was nothing short of amazing that Justin Trudeau’s positive campaign vaulted him from third place and somebody derided as a joke candidate to a majority and 24 Sussex Drive. (MacLean’s)
And from the opposite side, here’s how the Harper government fell in #elxn42. (The Globe and Mail)
Even the New York Times weighed in on the importance of image in the election. Nice hair was actually a factor. (New York Times)
Chances are that your local newspaper endorsed the Conservatives and Stephen Harper since a lot of Canadian newspapers are owned by PostMedia. They weren’t allowing any individual writer write anything contrary to the corporate edict. That included now-former editor of Editorials of the National Post, Andrew Coyne. (Canadaland)
Canada might seem like such a peaceful country but we sure have our share of gruesome crimes. Take the cow killer who takes choice cuts and leaves the rest of the carcass to rot. (Vice)
Does anyone think that austerity measures work? The state of Michigan is in disarray because of them. (In These Times)
It’s amazing what one can say when they aren’t in a Presidential race. Mitt Romney has admitted that Obamacare is based on Romney care and it’s helping people get health insurance. Then, being Mitt Romney, he flip-flopped. (Mother Jones)
And with this admission and the big win Liberals had in Canada, you’d think that the Democrats would be riding high. Instead, some statistics say the opposite. (Vox)
There are nine Super PACs supporting Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign. The Donald wants nothing to do with them and wants the donations to them refunded. (The Hill)
So we all saw the Star Wars trailer this week. In less than five days, we already had a superior edit of the trailer that got me far more hyped than the official one. Sure, it would just be a teaser but it’s those chills that make you remember why you fell in love with this franchise in the first place.