Air France Throws Women’s Rights Under the Wheels for A Chance to Make Money in Tehran

Air France recently decreed that its female employees–this is a French corporation based in the West, mind you–must now wear headscarves as part of their uniform when disembarking in Tehran.  The women are understandably upset. The company says it has … Continue reading

Editorial for Monday, April 4, 2016–Reality TV, For Real–With Wieners and Losers

Once again, the USA has unzipped for the world to witness its election. And how fun it is! The Republicans are attracting the most attention just now because, like most voters in most democracies, the Uninformed prefer to watch people … Continue reading

Editorial for Saturday, October 17, 2015–Premature Election Dissection

The last gasp of this needlessly long, expensive election begs discussion. If reports are true–that the Lizard of Oz (Australian Lynton Crosby), author of the Niqab Strategy, quit the Slime Train that is the Harper campaign; and that Mr. Trudeau’s … Continue reading

Editorial for Saturday, June 13, 2015–The Least He Could Do

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission recently delivered its final report about Canada’s Indian residential schools. Briefly in the news, it was quickly shoved so far in the back of the bus as to almost be on another bus entirely. Justice … Continue reading

Editorial for Saturday, February 7, 2015–Grow Up About Jenny McCarthy–Her Only Authority Comes From You

Measles and vaccines—could be the new defining issue for our world. People, terrified of damaging their kids, worried about corporate ‘truth’ (remember how safe Vioxx was?) and vaccines are made by corporations, don’t get their kids vaccinated…so their kids—and others … Continue reading

Editorial for Saturday, January 10, 2015: The Charlie Hebdo Massacre: A Grab for Power

At first glance, the massacre at Charlie Hebdo in Paris is about religious extremism and freedom of speech. But it’s really about power and how religion is being used by murderous criminals to grab it and keep it.  France kicked religion … Continue reading

Editorial for Saturday, August 23, 2014–When our politicians lie to us, it isn’t just annoying. It’s deadly.

Our ex-premier’s plane madness has consumed a lot of ink. That she’s been a bad girl seems unquestionable; that the opposition, given their antecedents, will be any different seems unlikely; that they all advance the interests of themselves and their … Continue reading

Editorial for Saturday, July 26, 2014–‘Exodus': A Good Old Movie But A Bad Foreign Policy

Canada’s attitude towards the Middle East under the Harper Conservatives has changed. As one pundit put it, Canada is no longer seen as a fair and impartial arbitrator but, rather, an uncritical and partisan supporter of anything Israel wants to … Continue reading

Editorial for Saturday, July 12, 2014–Ralph Klein is the Decisive Factor in the Next Election

The three Tory leadership candidates have to ignore the Tory past, in hopes they can have a Tory future. It’s a big past because they have to ignore Ralph Klein. Back in 1992, the talk show host brought his talk … Continue reading

Editorial for June 14, 2014–Ontario Election Entrails

The surprising victory–an unexpected majority win– for the Ontario Liberals raises a few interesting issues concerning polls, performance and political attack ads. Polls, specifically the political prediction polls, are starting to look like a shaky investment these days. In the … Continue reading