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The Roundtable Podcast 62

Week of 23.02.2014

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“It is what is is”: Patrick Brazeau Has a New Job | Yulia Tymoshenko freed; Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovich impeached | Pa. couple sent to prison for 2nd prayer death of child | Blondie Bennett, Barbie-Obsessed Woman, Uses Hypnotherapy To Make Herself ‘Brainless’ | New Music: Lake Street Dive, “Bad Self Portraits” | Blue Tooth Toothbrush | WhatsApp | Viral Drinking Game, NekNomination | Tim Hortons cuts back menu, drops Cold Stone Creamery | Harper Goes to Mexico | Federal research shows oil sands tailings ponds are leaking | The government wants to hear your views about prostitution

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Chuck Strahl, Stephen Harper and the Oily Politics of Contempt

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FOR FAR LONGER than it was defensible to do so, the rabble and occupy elements of the opposition to Prime Minister Stephen Harper maintained the paranoid trope of an extreme and hidden agenda, whose Reform agents awaited the propitious moment to conquer the duped public by stealth. Eight years into the Harper Conservative era, it arrives as a historical irony – as well as a rebuke to an over laboured conspiracy – that the foremost reason to oppose Stephen Harper was also the reason many Canadians had tired of the Liberal Party of Canada. And that reason was the open contempt of the public shown by its government, a contempt whose exercise and underlying agenda was anything but hidden.

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