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North American merger much?

Last month, the Canada Institute hosted a discussion of Diane Francis’s recent book Merger of the Century: Why Canada and America Should Become One Country. (Link goes to the webcast of the 2-hour event.) The cover page reminded me of something, … Continue reading

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Tricks & Treats on the Hill (Week 5 at work)

This is a bit belated, but I thought I’d catch you up on my final weeks at the Canada Institute (which was, yes, way back around Halloween – just found this in the drafts folder): – Did some editing (wooho[u]o!). … Continue reading

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Halloween at Woodrow Wilson’s house

Props to Krishna Aniel for organizing the Woodrow Wilson Center intern excursion to Woodrow Wilson’s house. The tour guides explained that people often confuse the two locations, usually arriving at the house when they are supposed to be at a talk … Continue reading

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Trace amounts of snark sneak past the censors undetected: a Congressional hearing in real life

On Tuesday, 29 October 2013, I went to the Rayburn building to attend a hearing on the proposed North America Energy Infrastructure Act to restore Congressional powers to legislate cross-border (US and Canada, US and Mexico) pipelines for natural gas and oil, as well as … Continue reading

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From Norway to Brazil (Week 4 at work)

This week at the Woodrow Wilson Center… – I helped out with a seminar hosted by the Brazil Institute in association with the Canada Institute, “Brazil’s Vision on Internet Governance: Managing Sovereignty, Privacy and Technology.” (Quick summary: Canada is spying … Continue reading

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Canadian Content in Washington, DC

On my walk to work, I saw this amazing advertisement: Also passed by this landmark: And, of course, the Canadian Embassy is all about the maple leaf flags: Photo by Declan McCullagh Photography (image links to source).

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Rick’s Rant: Unpaid Interns

Brought to my attention by a thoughtful reader. Thank you, AH!

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From sea to space (Week 3 at work)

This week at the Canada Institute, I helped with a few more one-pagers about Canada-U.S. relations for members of Congress on the following fascinating topics: – Canadian hydro-electric power, which is sold to the United States by the bucket (or … Continue reading

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Cirque de Soleil & The Sunshine State (Week 2 at work)

This week at the Canada Institute, I helped with a few more one-pagers about Canada-U.S. relations for members of Congress on the following fascinating topics: – Cirque de Soleil and the TransCanada pipeline (both powering the sparkle and lights of … Continue reading

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Boodles, Boats, & Borders (Week 1 at work)

This week at the Canada Institute, I helped with a few one-pagers about Canada-U.S. relations for members of Congress on the following fascinating topics: – Integrated Cross-border Maritime Law Enforcement Operations (ICMLEO), which has the much more memorable nickname “Shiprider” … Continue reading

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