Democrat-Backed Darren Bailey Wins Illinois Republican Gubernatorial Primary

Illinois Democrats got the opponent they wanted for incumbent Gov. JB Pritzker on Tuesday, when state Sen. Darren Bailey won the Republican gubernatorial primary. The race was called by Bailey with about 33% of the votes counted. She got 53.5% of the vote with venture capitalist Jesse Sullivan getting 16.9% and former Aurora Mayor Richard […]

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Trump Tried to Join Jan. 6 Armed Mob Despite Threat of Violence, Former Aide Testifies

Cassidy Hutchinson, a former top adviser to Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, arrives to testify during the sixth hearing of the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol. at the Cannon House office building in Washington on June 28. .Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images US President Donald Trump was […]

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Marjorie Taylor Greene asks for Secret Service testimony, “own J6” hearing

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Georgia, said Tuesday that she could soon hold her “own” committee hearings on Jan. 6. Greene appears during a news conference in front of the Capitol in Washington, DC, on June 15, 2022. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia said she could hold her “own” hearings on Jan. […]

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Another blow to crypto

China has gone from the proliferation of warnings to action. Any transaction in cryptocurrency is now illegal, rules the Central Bank. The pressure is on central banks to give birth to their own digital currency. “Business activities related to virtual currencies are illegal financial activities,” China’s Central Bank said in an online statement. Offenders will […]

“Embrasse”: beauty survey

Michel Marc Bouchard signs a poignant new fable about art and the family. “Icitte, everything is made in scrap, made in cheap, made in junk food. Icitte, the beautiful, that cannot be taught. No, here it is the contagion of milk and no one can escape it. “Words as terrible as they are liberating which […]

Best regards from Canberra

In the Temple of the Nations, Biden might have received a standing ovation a year ago. After all, a wind of change was blowing through Washington. Now he elicits a shrug at best. And at worst, the anger of the allies that he has been abusing for a few months. Indeed, in foreign policy, the […]

The “duty of loyalty” put to the test in court

The crisis of governance within the largest school service center in Quebec is being taken to court. The former president of the board of directors of the Center de services scolaire de Montréal (CSSDM), Mélisandre Shanks, challenges in Superior Court a reprimand she received last January for having allegedly violated the “duty of loyalty” of […]

Antivaccines in front of school

Vaccines are one of mankind’s greatest inventions, and they have a fascinating history. We meet there for example, in the United States in the eighteenthe century, Onesimus, an African slave. He tells his master how he is not afraid of having smallpox, a disease that has killed and will kill countless people, because he was […]

So I should have …

In retrospect, sociologist Guy Rocher was right to say that the Lévesque government should have beaten iron while it was hot and extend the provisions of Bill 101 to CEGEPs from the outset. If we didn’t do it at the time, it wasn’t for political reasons. The opposition could hardly have been stronger than it […]

Federal Conservatives at the time of choice

The day after the elections, it was time to settle scores within the Conservative Party of Canada (PCC). Voices were already rising to demand a hasty referendum on Erin O’Toole’s leadership, presumed guilty of centrist high treason. Ontario national “executive” member Bert Chen has launched an online petition seeking the hasty ejection of O’Toole, two […]

Why we must de-rehabilitate Duplessis

Duplessis had a lot of flaws, said Francois Legault, but he “defended the Quebec nation”. His judgment, mine and yours are probably clouded by the sympathetic interpretation made by Jean Lapointe in the remarkable series presented in 1978. Too sympathetic. Can we find nationalist achievements in the reign of Duplessis? Yes. A flag. A provincial […]

Paulo Freire, a pillar in popular education

Popular education has transformed Quebec. With the civic struggles of the 1960s and 1970s, it enabled many people from the most modest Quebec communities to learn to organize, express themselves and make demands. When Freire’s approach, which he developed in Brazil to make the poorest literate, was disseminated in Quebec, it quickly won the favor […]

A campaign rich in communication strategies

Now that the election campaign is over and Canadians find themselves once again with a Liberal minority government, and very similar to that of 2019, what should we take away from the political communication strategies employed by political parties in 2021? While the Liberal Party had opted in 2015 and 2019 for a positive campaign, […]

In photos | Visit of the «madrasa» Jamia Usmania

In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks, the eyes of the whole world were riveted on these Pakistani Koranic schools, described as jihadist incubators. With drone attacks, the United States was quick to eliminate certain “madrasas” deemed problematic in tribal regions near the Pakistan-Afghan border. Then, the Pakistani government embarked on a vast […]

On the road with BHL

Bernard-Henri Lévy (BHL) has always been controversial. Intellectual with prophetic accents who wants to be a knight errant in the service of the tortured of the whole world, the philosopher accumulates the grievances against him for 50 years. He is criticized for his fortune, inherited from a father enriched in the timber trade, his sense […]

Riches and pains of parental mythologies

The profusion of solos on our stages seems to lead to a convergence of (auto) biographical shows. This is how three very different works will be showing in the coming weeks, but all of which have their source in a family past, with a parent. Cross conversations. At La Licorne – where last spring, Marie-Ève […]

Alain Farah, breaking the cycle

It is a “family novel” in the shape of a big sweet cocktail, where illness, friendship and mourning mix, the heart of Brother André and The Lord of the Rings, the true recipe of the foul, a stormy childhood lived in the Little Lebanon of Montreal. And real love and death stories. Eight years later […]