Derisive diatribes about the state of the nation, nation states and swerving leftward
7 May 2015
Alberta swerves left
Canadian politics doesn't usually make the news in the U.S., but the startling shift in Alberta toward the NDP is going to have repercussions further south, especially when it comes to the Keystone pipeline. Personally, since the U.S. is close to being the top producer of oil in the world, America's purported need to import even more oil eludes me. And now with all the oil trains exploding this year (there's been about one major catastrophe per month so far), it'll be interesting to see if the pipeline's financial backers can keep up the propaganda blitz.