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Dr. Dawg's Blawg

John Baglow is a former VP of PSAC, currently a writer and researcher, public policy consultant, occasional academic and poet. He blogs at [url=http://drdawgsblawg.ca/]drdawgsblawg.ca[/url] and no longer tweets.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg March 10
J. Baglow | Chrystia Freeland covered up her grandfather's pro-Nazi collaborationist past. How could she imagine the truth would not out?
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg February 20
J. Baglow | A co-founder of Black Lives Matter-Toronto has attracted some criticism recently for comments she has made. Maybe it's time to criticize the critics.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg February 15
Image: @realDonaldTrump/Twitter
J. Baglow | By conceding Canadian sovereignty to American border officials, the Trudeau government has crossed a bridge.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg February 1
Donald Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch
J. Baglow | The new nominee to fill a U.S. Supreme Court vacancy is Neil Gorsuch. He's a "constitutional originalist." What does that mean, exactly?
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg January 30
Image: Public Domain
J. Baglow | A new politics -- of people, not façades -- is loose upon the American landscape. It offers dangers and opportunities -- to both sides.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg January 9
J. Baglow | Ageism is no joke. Take it from me.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg December 30
Image: Andrew Tolson
J. Baglow | The Joseph Boyden imbroglio raises fundamental questions about identity.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg December 19
J. Baglow | The tragic deaths of two Somali women in Ottawa was an excuse for the Right to make more #FakeNews.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg December 8
J. Baglow | The new online survey is biased against proportional representation.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg December 2
Image: CPAC
J. Baglow | Remember Harper's war on science, data and reason? Looks like the "evidence-based" Liberals are giving us v.2.0.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg November 9
Image: Flickr/Gage Skidmore
J. Baglow | Trump triumphs: A time for reflection.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg October 28
Image: Twitter (uncredited)
J. Baglow | Bundys get acquitted after seizing federal property with armed force. Standing Rock Indigenous people's protest is crushed without mercy. The contrast tells us much.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg October 26
Image: Flickr/jmiller291
J. Baglow | Adam Capay, a young Indigenous man, has been kept in solitary confinement for four years without trial. He has been driven to the brink of mental illness. The minister in charge says, "Tough."
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg October 20
J. Baglow | A year later, and the Conservative government's agenda has accelerated. But Justin remains as popular as ever -- and strangely ageless.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg October 14
J. Baglow | Something was happening. And Mr. Jones finally figured out what it was.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg September 8
J. Baglow | No point being kind about the person just elevated to sainthood a few days ago. She was a monster. But what does this elevation signify?
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg August 24
J. Baglow | The "burkini" ban should be seen for what it is: an ugly intersection of racism and misogyny.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg August 15
J. Baglow | A young First Nations man was killed after seeking help to fix a flat tire. Will justice be done?
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg July 19
J. Baglow | A journey to my origins. I'm the kid on the far left in the upper row.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg July 8
Image: Flickr/Can Pac Swire
J. Baglow | The reaction of white observers to the BLMTO action on Pride Day -- and then two more Black men are murdered by U.S. police. It should give one to think.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg July 4
Image: Facebook/Justin Trudeau
J. Baglow | We are easily mesmerized by surface appearances. Trudeau's agenda is as extreme as Harper's -- and being implemented more quickly.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg May 27
Image: Twitter/@cardusca
J. Baglow | Kevin Vickers had no business attacking a non-violent Irish protester on Irish soil. It was the act of a bully. He needs to be recalled.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg May 19
Image: Flickr/Ontario Chamber of Commerce
J. Baglow | Tim Hudak wants to suppress the BDS movement in Ontario. And the Ontario legislature may oblige him.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg March 26
J. Baglow | Support Palestinian human rights at your peril. In 2016, a new McCarthyism is flourishing.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg March 25
Image: Flickr/verkeorg
J. Baglow | When it comes to the treatment of sexual assault victims by the system, two things are plain: first, the notion of justice is wildly irrelevant; second, truth is irrelevant as well.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg March 21
J. Baglow | Never mind the taste, feel the signs.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg March 9
J. Baglow | From politicized audits to cushy deals with wealthy tax cheats, the CRA needs some of that Trudeau sunlight.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg February 24
Image: Wikimedia Commons
J. Baglow | The Liberal-Conservative motion to denounce the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement is a destructive and irresponsible step backwards.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg February 17
J. Baglow | He himself says he's not a reporter. Most of the folks sideswiped by his vicious racism, his petulance, his boorishness, his bullying, his reckless disregard for the truth, would agree.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg February 6
J. Baglow | Some reflections on a sexual assault trial in Toronto.

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