I sympathise, @thurloat . I know what it's like to be busy at work, and to have important demands on your time at home; probably most of us on this instance do. We all appreciate the time and effort you've put into caring for Moosetodon and its friendly community.
That being said, in order to remain connected with the larger community, I have decided to make this a secondary account.
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"[...] Assuming that the necessary level of support to remove a president from office for that offense will not be reached, should we prefer that more elected officials go on record that it is unacceptable — or that fewer do?"
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The article by #RameshPonnuru in the Dec 31, 2019 issue of *National Review* has convinced me.
"Whether Trump should be removed from office over the objections of nearly half the country is not an important question. He can’t be. There are better questions. Would it be good for the country if a large majority of Americans were to be persuaded that it is unacceptable for a president to use his office to encourage foreign governments to investigate his political opponents? [...]"
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How knitters got knotted in a purity spiral - UnHerd
"Lindsay pointed to the atheist movement of the mid-2000s, from which he’d come: a community that once had the wind in its sails, but had imploded into infighting by 2011, as half of its members jagged off in an social justice direction. Soon enough, the likes of the evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins were being problematised as stale, male and pale."
Direction du PCC: un combat entre progressistes et traditionnels?: https://lp.ca/oMKj6h
"des progressistes-conservateurs — les rouges — lorsque le parti a fusionné avec l’Alliance canadienne — les bleus"
Non, les bleus et les rouges étaient les deux des factions dans l'ancien part progressiste-conservateur. Qui dirait que Elsie Wayne était progressiste ?
Levels of Development / Levels of Detail / LOD explained
Sean Speer: The key question to ask would-be Conservative party leaders | National Post
"How will you grow the party's base of support?"
It is frustrating to see #PeterMacKay portrayed as being on the left of the #Conservative party. When the #PCs split in the 1990s into the #Reform, #Bloc and the old party, the split was principally about Québec and #BrianMulroney, not about left and right economically or socially. Consequently, those who remained PCs had a wide ideological spectrum; Mr. MacKay, though a Progressive Conservative, was no progressive.