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President Alzheimer & NAFTA – Vol. 2

While I personally felt it was unlikely a deal would be struck in the short window allocated for negotiations, it was finally announced yesterday that the United States and Canada had failed to come to an agreement on amendments to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The United States had reached a preliminary agreement […]

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President Alzheimer & NAFTA

Yesterday, after weeks of speculation, Donald Trump announced that a deal had been made with Mexico, regarding the ongoing renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. After spending the last 18 months lobbing tariffs and insults at both Canada and Mexico, the United States left Canada to stew in their own juices and negotiated […]

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John McCain Is Dead

Last night, news broke that long-serving US Senator John McCain had died. The senator had been receiving treatment for a brain tumour, but ultimately opted to cease treatment and let the disease run its course. In light of his passing, this has triggered the dubious urge to immediately lionise the man — in spite of […]

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Michael Cohen Accepts Plea Deal

Making today a rather eventful one for those following the Mueller investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 United States election, Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, entered a guilty plea in a New York court today. The salient details are as follows, courtesy of Global News: Cohen, 51, appearing in federal court in Manhattan, […]

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Paul Manafort Convicted On 8 Charges

Paul Manafort’s legal saga is far from over — with another trial awaiting him after this current proceeding — but the first round is now over. The following comes courtesy of Reuters: Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was found guilty on Tuesday on eight charges of tax and bank fraud and failing to disclose […]

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