Surface-Level Politics – A Minor Analysis of Yesterday’s Debate

There are so many things that you can nit-pick and focus on in last nights debate, where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump squared off in a response-long and answer-less debate. This was also the first opportunity for Americans (and people around the world) to see what Donald Trump is like in a formal and respected forum like the Presidential debate. And even though I was live-tweeting most of it, most of my tweets happen to be jokes about what was being said instead of any actual policy debate.

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This is what I want to focus on. Donald Trump said something which raised a huge red flag for most people. And that was this:

“She doesn’t have the look. She doesn’t have the stamina, I said she doesn’t have the stamina, and I don’t believe she does have the stamina” – Donald Trump, Presidential Candidate

Stamina? If stamina is a criteria, you might as well hire The Rock or Seth Rollins or even Rusev (I mean he was WWE United States Champion before last weekend, amirite?)

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Opposition and Backlash – On the Criticisms of Noor Tagouri’s Playboy Piece

There is so many incidents where the online world of social media is in backlash over a certain statement, a certain decision, or anything of the sort. Especially when it comes to decisions that interfere with common religious thought, this opposition can be vocal.

And that’s totally okay. You’re allowed to be against what a certain person does, just as that person is allowed to partake in that decision (of course, as long as it’s not a decision which will change the way you practice your religion or anything else).

And this brings me right to my topic. Noor Tagouri recently was featured in Playboy (which, to clarify, ended its full frontal nudity in March 2016) as part of their ‘Renegades section’, which, as they write, will highlight this:

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How Does Canada’s National Anthem Make Us More Inclusive?

It almost seemed like the end of a Hollywood film where MP Mauril Belanger, who was recently diagnosed with ALS (or Lou Gehrig’s disease), finally saw his Bill C-210 being voted in the House of Commons. Bill C-210, the bill to make the Canadian national anthem more gender inclusive, passed in the House by a voice vote.

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The specific change is to the line in all thy sons command, which will now change to in all of us command.

But what does this change do?

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Donald Trump and Rhetoric

Donald Trump has changed American politics.

Now that he is the official Republican contender for the presidency, the Republican party has to accept the campaign that Trump ran on. Trump is known for wanting to ban Muslims from coming to America and saying that most Mexicans are rapists.

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Some thoughts on banning the Islamic Head-Scarf (and other Religious symbols)

I recently read an interesting article about a top EU Court advisor who suggested that banning the Islamic head-scarf may be justified if all religious symbols are banned as well.

This opens up a very interesting debate on banning not just Islamic symbols, but other religious symbols as well. It also opens up the debate on what we define a symbol as. Is the head-scarf, or hijab, really a symbol of Islam? Has it not been used before by other religions?

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Should Canada Restore Relations With Iran?

Canada has a history when it comes to it’s diplomatic relations with Iran. Canada had closed their embassy in Iran in 2012 and expelled all Iranian diplomats.

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Justin Trudeau’s Anniversary in Japan a Selfish Decision or a Great Example?

As soon as I heard this story, I knew someone was going to complain about it.

Recently, Justin Trudeau had announced that during his visit to Japan for the G7 summit he would be taking a day to celebrate his anniversary with his wife Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau.

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Many critics have expressed concern about this decision, with many claiming that this would be a waste of taxpayers money.

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Panama Papers: Are Offshore Companies Legit?

With the Panama Papers making big headlines, the question arises whether offshore companies and trusts are legitimate. While there are many legitimate uses for offshore companies, we can also see that there are many people who are using it to avoid taxes.

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