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American Politics


Stay the course, scale down or get out?

Paul Delany: Get out, scale down or stay the course in Iraq? [Issue 40, 2017]
by Paul Delany


The Obamacare ruling and beyond

Is the U.S. Supreme Court a bastion of Republican extremism? [From Inroads 33, 2013]
by Jon Gottschall


Barack Obama in Chicago, IL - November 7th

Obama 2012 versus Obama 2008

Finally, it’s over. What are we to make of the 2012 U.S. election campaign? [From Inroads 32, 2013]
by Donald Cuccioletta


The health care policy trap: Lessons for Canada from health care reform in the United States

An excellent analysis of the tortuous evolution of health reform in the United States.Until Canadians address deficiencies in our own system, we have no reason to be smug in looking at health care politics in the US. [From Inro...
by Greg Marchildon



Al Qaeda challenge, American response

It would be the supreme irony if Obama, elected in large part as a rebuke to George Bush for involving the US in two wars, took it into a third. [From Inroads 29, 2011]
by Carl Cavanagh Hodge


Listening to Obama – or not

Inroads columnist Reg Whitaker writes about Obama's message and whether it is truly heard or drowned out by partisan rhetoric. [From Inroads 26, 2010]
by Reg Whitaker



The hubris of the public intellectual

Economists have not had a good war. In the battle over how to understand and respond to the recent financial crisis and recession, few have emerged covered in glory and medals. [From Inroads 26, 2010]
by Finn Poschmann


Ask a silly question,
 get a silly answer

Reg Whitaker takes a look at the elections that took place this fall in Canada and our neighbours to the south in the U.S.A. [From Inroads 24, 2009]
by Reg Whitaker




Shortly after 9/11, George W. Bush declared, in apocalyptic tones, a “Global War on Terror” (GWOT). The term prevailed until Barack Obama took office. [From Inroads 25, 2009]
by Reg Whitaker


A missed opportunity?

Henry Milner writes about Ideas and the U.S. presidential election of 2008 as an introduction to the U.S. Election section of Issue 24 [From Inroads 24, 2009]
by Henry Milner



The evolving landscape 
of American Christianity

Gregory Baum looks into the evolving landscape 
of American Christianity [From Inroads 24, 2009]
by Gregory Baum


The religious test

Elections and politics and religions and theological grounds. Bob Chodos writes about the religious test in the U.S. [From Inroads 24, 2009]
by Bob Chodos



Voting from abroad

Since 1976, people holding American citizenship, even if they have never resided in the US States, have had the right to cast ballots. [From Inroads 24, 2009]
by Frances Boylston


The right to vote

Is the right to vote universal or qualified? Claude Couture takes a look. [From Inroads 24, 2009]
by Claude Couture


bench bus stop Mercer Isl., Seattle

An 18th-century electoral system in 21st-century America

Americans still face an uphill battle to win full respect for their right to vote. [From Inroads 24, 2009]
by Claude Couture


Observing the folks next door

Some Canadian reflections of America by Garth Stevenson [From Inroads 24, 2009]
by Garth Stevenson