Was Lake of Fire 2.0, the 2015 edition, averted by an incompetent Tory war room?

PHOTOS: Former premier Jim Prentice, left, asks a member of his opposition research and strategy team what the heck went wrong on May 5. Actual Alberta politicians and

Bitter Twitter commentators battle Dippers: Apparently size matters after all! Who knew?

Back in February 2013, then-Alberta-premier At the time, the usual suspects in the provincial news media seemed to think her reduction of the cabinet from 20 to 19 was a

Inexperienced? Says who? Complaints about NDP caucus composition only show how weak the right wing is just now

ILLUSTRATIONS: “You voted for whom? Are you mad, man?” … No way to win friends and influence people. (Historic illustration from Punch – no idea what point the

So many premiers, so little time, so little space – it’s time to end the tradition of commissioning their portraits in oils

PHOTOS: Your blogger’s proposal for a portrait of outgoing premier Jim Prentice. Below: The modest photographic gallery of premiers in the B.C. Legislature in Victoria; a detail from

Whither Alberta’s Progressive Conservatives? Nowhere, probably …

PHOTOS: Potential supporters eye all that’s left of the Alberta Progressive Conservative Party, metaphorically speaking, after Jim Prentice got finished driving it off the tracks. Below: Mr. Prentice

With Lieutenant-Governor Donald Ethell, in frail health, set to retire, PM must choose replacement with care

PHOTOS: Lieutenant-Governor Donald Ethell prepares to read the Speech from the Throne in November 2014. Below: Mr. Ethell again and past lieutenants-governor Lois Hole and Norman Kwong. Photos

Lobbyists, agencies, government-funded ideological front groups face setbacks in wake of Alberta’s Orange Wave

PHOTOS: The Alberta Legislature Building as it transitions to Orange from Blue. Whatever will the lobbyists do? Below: NDP-connected federal lobbyist Robin Sears and Conservative-associated Alberta lobbyist Hal

A vote for the NDP is a vote for change; a vote for the Wildrose Party is a vote for the same old Tory dynasty

PHOTOS: Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley. Below: Premier Jim Prentice, Wildrose Leader Brian Jean, neoconservative godfather Preston Manning. With five new polls yesterday showing Alberta’s New Democrats approaching minority

Tory civil war? Stream of unhappy revelations suggests PC party is turning on itself, if not actually imploding

PHOTOS: Only the façade remains as the once mighty Alberta Progressive Conservative Party implodes … Actual crumbling Alberta political institutions may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Independent

Lurching Tory election machine hits new potholes as phone bills come due and justice minister ordered to quit

PHOTOS: Former Alberta justice minister Jonathan Denis. Below: Former deputy premier Thomas Lukaszuk. Eeeeew! Saturday was not a good day for Premier Jim Prentice’s sputtering Progressive Conservative election machine,

Prentice PCs’ flip-flop on charity tax credit cut shows early-election justification was pure baloney

PHOTOS: Alberta Premier Jim Prentice demonstrates his solid stance on his PC Party’s ‘transformative’ budget as fascinated Alberta voters look on. Actual Prentice maneuvers may not appear exactly

How low can Jim go? I mean, seriously, how low can he go?

PHOTOS: Alberta Premier Jim Prentice demonstrates how low he can go to a group of admiring young Tories. Actual Alberta premiers may not appear as illustrated in old