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

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 March 7, 2015: Spring Break

The boys in the news have pretty much been waterboarding the Canadian public for the last few weeks. The Harper Conservatives have ramped up their exploitation of Terror, Retribution, Tax Crumbs, the Non-existent Crime Wave, and Corporate Sucking-Up for another … Continue reading

Editorial for Saturday, January 24, 2015–Multiple Guesses for This Week’s News

1. Two weeks ago the western world carried “Je suis Charlie” signs, marching together and deciding that fundamentalist Islamists were murderous medieval misanthropes. This week, Canada is embracing arms sales to Saudi Arabia, run by a cadre of murderous medieval … Continue reading

Editorial for Saturday, May 31, 2014–Mark Carney Points a Finger; His Colleagues Thumb Their Noses

Mark Carney, darling child of the financial world since Canada suffered less than other countries when the banks did a runner on their responsibilities back in ’08, has noticed—out loud—that something’s rotten in the state of…well, everywhere. He was speaking … Continue reading

Eidtorial for Saturday, May 3, 2014–End of an Obstacle

Last week, the Harper Conservatives upgraded the North Pacific humpback whale status from “threatened” to “species of concern”. This seemed like something that made sense, was good for business and didn’t sacrifice the well-being of Canadian citizens and their environment … Continue reading

Editorial for Saturday, April 19, 2014–Danielle Smith’s Selective Outrage

Albertans are outraged at the mis-use of government planes by Alison Redford. At least, that’s what Danielle Smith tells us. She tells us—often–that she knows that we’re all outraged by the many and various ways that the Conservatives have wasted … Continue reading

Editorial for March 22, 2014–Canadian Politics: Fun With the Familiar

Canadian politics has been entertaining this week. Not new–another Quebec election is raising the spectre of another referendum, the Harper Conservatives are up to their usual tricks including getting caught trying to undermine the Canadian Constitution, and the Alberta PCs … Continue reading

Governments, Politics and Corporate Wet Work

When transnational companies don’t like a situation, they will arrange to have it fixed. If people have to die in droves, no problem. That’s just the cost of doing business. And it’s a scenario that has played out, fairly successfully … Continue reading

February 8, 2014–Have Fun With the Olympics, As Adults, for a Change

There is an idea that the Olympic Games are all about athletes competing for their countries, divorced from politics, with noble hearts and pure intent. And that the Sochi Olympics, in particular, are extraordinarily corrupt, politically contentious and insecure. But … Continue reading