Hey, Mitt, Voters Aren’t the Obstacle: Understanding where the opposition to change really comes from.

Worth A Look, Workplace, Frontier Centre

Voters are not the primary obstacle to reform. Forty-five-year-olds don’t rise in revolt because somebody proposes raising the retirement age decades from now. One of the fastest growing federal liabilities is the Social Security disability system. Advocates for the disabled actually criticize the program for not doing more to get recipients back into jobs and off the dole.

Truth or Consequences: Your Call, Saint John

Media Appearances, Municipal Government, Frontier Centre

Sometimes when I want to get a snapshot of what the people are thinking, I go to the newspaper’s online site. At the top of the list, both in terms of most read and most commented, was “Pothole Pandemonium” (Feb. 18) with 33 comments mostly critical of the condition of our streets with literally hundreds of thumbs-up. However, one particular comment unrelated to the public’s growing disenchantment with the condition of our streets caught my attention.

Truth and Reality Exiting Stage Left

Commentary, Climate, Frontier Centre

“When we remember that we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.” Mark Twain’s comment helps me understand the absolute contradictions presented as truth, sense and reality. Consider just a short list: Warming is causing global cooling. …