Editorial for Week of March 1, 2017–Triumph of the Shill Redux

  Donald Trump addressed the joint session https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/28/full-transcript-donald-trump-presidential-address-congress  of the US congress recently. Mostly able to ignore what was probably Bannon’s horrifying touch, the creation of the VOICE of American bigotry, the pundits and the press were staggered by how … Continue reading

The Sniff Test for Thursday, February 16, 2017

The laughable and largely invented dustup over M-103—the motion in the House of Commons to recognize and quell the “increasing climate of hate and fear”–is invented as a political opportunity on all sides. We already have laws that deal with … Continue reading

Editorial for Week Of July 8, 2016: See Donald Run–and why he can win.

The militarization of domestic police forces, whose only enemies are the citizens who paid for those weapons, is an interesting result of conservative politicians kowtowing to the white and paranoid who fund their re-elections. (We might want to take note … Continue reading

Opinion Piece for the Week of May 9, 2016: Fort McMurray’s Fire Brings out the Best…and the Worst of Twits

Twitter is the gossip grapevine we love to hate when we’re trying to be respectable. But, really, we genuinely love the immediacy, the unguarded bluntness, the delicious sense of ungoverned gossip. Today when things happen, we’ve “heard it from a … Continue reading

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, August 22, 2015-Week 3 of the Federal Election: A Mad Guy Became A Meme.

A brief note: Canadian taxpayers are footing the bill for this extremely long, thus expensive, election. When you have to pay back your shiny new child benefit in taxes next April, remember that your money bought Mr. Harper his nice, … Continue reading

Editorial for Saturday, August 8-Analysis of A Debate… that no one cares about, few saw and no one will remember by October

If you watched the Maclean’s/Rogers leaders debate Thursday evening, you can see why the rest of the candidates don’t want Green Party leader, Elizabeth May, included in their other debates: She’d beat them. Again. In spite of the Prime Minister’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