Ten things I think I think

By Alexander Campbell Special to The Cheap Seats One of my favourite writers during the football season is Peter King in Sports Illustrated who, at the end of every Monday Morning Quarterback article concludes with “10 Things I Think I Think”. It was always my favourite part because it was an admission that no one […]

For a generation, Stewart was the one to trust

By Alexander Campbell Special to The Cheap Seats I came of age in politics with the 2000 and 2004 American elections. Everyday, I’d come home and watch “Crossfire” (sorry about that) and I’d watch Jon Stewart before I went to bed. Before Netflix and PVRs, there was legitimate appointment television. I wanted election information and […]

Patron saint of magic bean peddlers

By Alexander Campbell Special to The Cheap Seats I know how he thought it would play out. Alexis Tsipras, Greece’s recently elected anti-austerity Prime Minister thought he would call Europe’s bluff. He thought that, having been elected on what he termed an “anti-austerity” platform, that when Europe pushed him for more cuts for more bailout […]

Politics of destruction is getting costly

By Alexander Campbell Special to The Cheap Seats Our politics is stupid. Our politicians aren’t stupid. In fact, they’re often accomplished and intelligent people. But they care and they try to make us care about the absolute stupidest things that they can humanly highlight. I have no idea why this is. Can someone tell me […]

More isn’t better; better is better

By Alexander Campbell Special to The Cheap Seats It will come as absolutely no shock to anyone that our political debates in this country are absolutely lousy. They do an incredible disservice to voters. The highly structured time regulations and question screening make them a festival for sharing talking points. They are, in no way, […]