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

Editorial for Saturday, May 30, 2015–Embrace Albertastan? Or Wait and See

The predictions of end-of-times in Albertastan, though not universal, continue nearly four weeks after the election. The Financial Post opined that the NDP victory could spark a stock sell off and stall investment in the oil patch. Deborah Yedlin called … Continue reading

Editorial for Saturday, May 16, 2015-Women in Public Are Really Chicks in the Crosshairs

The only thing surprising about Rachel Notley’s victory… Well, that would be it, actually. It’s a reasonably safe bet that everything was surprising to nearly everyone about Rachel Notley’s victory. In fact, Rachel Notley might be the only one who … Continue reading

Editorial for Saturday, April 4, 2015: Message to Young People: Don’t Get Mad, Get Voting

A study by Samara, an organization trying to increase civic engagement, shows that politics is so repellent that young people are disengaging from democracy—they won’t vote now and they possibly never will. The study says young potential voters believe politicians … Continue reading

Editorial for Saturday, March 21, 2015-Watch Out for the Distraction of Banjo Politics

Nothing stirs up our banjo tendencies like a good, old fashioned mix of craven politics and easy bigotry. This was the order of the day in the recent Israeli election, where Benjamin Netanyahu promised dreadful consequences to those who voted … 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, 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