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Families, Children and Social Development Minister Karina Gould rises during Question Period, March 30, 2022 in Ottawa. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)

Canada offers abortion to U.S. women if Roe v. Wade is overturned

Politics Insider for May 4: Doug Ford leads the pack; MPs debate lowering the voting age to 16

Demonstrators protest outside of the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday, May 3, 2022 in Washington. (Jose Luis Magana/Associated Press)

Leaked document suggests U.S. court could undo Roe v. Wade

Politics Insider for May 3: Angry so-cons; the love-fest in Ontario

Kirsten Hillman on U.S. protectionism and the possible return of Donald Trump

Canada’s first female ambassador to the U.S. talks Canada’s relationship with its neighbour to the south and why things aren’t as tense as they seem

Biden and Trudeau walk on the boardwalk during arrivals for the G7 meeting at the Carbis Bay Hotel in Cornwall, England on June 11, 2021 (Phil Noble/AP)

The Biden-Trudeau talk: build back whatever

Paul Wells: There was supposed to be a renewed Canada-U.S. relationship. The latest phone call between Biden and Trudeau suggests it is not going well.

Three generations of the Nunnikhoven family including those who live in Aldergrove, B.C. (left) and those who live in Lynden, Wash. (right) spend Mother's Day together separated by a ditch along the Canada-U.S. border on May 10, 2020 (Darryl Dyck/CP)

The extraordinarily slow plan to reopen the border

Justin Ling: The public is distrustful of a reopening and the Liberals are ill-prepared. It doesn’t bode well for a return to normal anytime soon.

Biden visits Kabul, Afghanistan, in 2002, when he was chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (Paula Bronstein/ Getty Images)

America withdraws from Afghanistan, and fails one more time

Adnan R. Khan: The list of America’s unfinished business is long, and bloody. And it is growing longer with the plan to abandon Afghanistan in its time of need.

Trump supporters gather near the Capitol Building on Jan. 6, 2021 (Probal Rashid/LightRocket via Getty Images)

The end of the reality TV presidency

Adnan R. Khan: The storming of the Capitol by Trump’s clownish supporters was a fitting end to the Trump era. But the gravest threat to America lives on.

A crowd control fence around Capitol Hill is reenforced with concrete barriers on Jan. 7, 2021, in Washington, DC (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

Let’s not waste this crisis in American democracy

Andrew MacDougall: The first step to removing the poison that’s infecting our political systems is to stop injecting it. Let’s start at home, on both the right and the left.

Police officers survey the damage and debris left on the Eastern steps of the U.S. Capitol Building on Jan. 7, 2021 in Washington, DC (Samuel Corum/Getty Images)

Accept it, this is America now

Shannon Gormley: Where the United States is today—in the midst of every waking nightmare anyone has ever had about a President Donald Trump

A Trump supporter yells inside the Senate Chamber on Jan. 06, 2021 in Washington, DC (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

The posterboys of American authoritarianism

Marie-Danielle Smith: Look at the faces in the mob, those merch-wearing zealots, attacking the U.S. Capitol as if rushing the stage at a rock concert

Trump loyalists storm the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, DC (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

So when do we start promoting democracy?

Paul Wells: If the sacking of a capital by forces loyal to a failed autocrat was happening in any other country it’s hard to imagine Canadian officials would stay this quiet

Biden speaks during a campaign kickoff rally on May 18, 2019 in Philadelphia, Penn. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Will nostalgia define the next four years in American politics?

Adnan R. Khan: President-elect Joe Biden’s emerging cabinet suggests he is more interested in reset than reform. Is that what America really needs?