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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 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.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg January 23
J. Baglow | The acquittal of Gregory Alan Elliott, who faced charges of criminal harassment, sets a dangerous precedent.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg January 19
J. Baglow | Hungarian refugees has an edge in 1956; rightly or wrongly, they were perceived as "ours": anti-Communist "freedom fighters." Today's Syrian refugees don't have that edge and they're suffering for it.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg January 11
J. Baglow | Electoral reform is on the national agenda. And the corporate media's campaign of deceit has begun.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg January 5
Image: Flickr/Prime Minister of Canada
J. Baglow | Saudi Arabia is one of the worst human rights violators on the planet. So why do we continue to arm it?
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg January 4
J. Baglow | The "story" of one of Bill Cosby's victims buying a condo with her settlement money is really misogynistic journalism.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg December 30
J. Baglow | A review of Quentin Tarantino's "eighth" film.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg November 18
J. Baglow | Older men, urging others to war. We need a different approach.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg November 13
J. Baglow | If I felt alienated from the Old Democratic Party after the election, this idiotic gesture finishes the job and ties an orange bow on it.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg November 5
J. Baglow | Gut-feels after yesterday's swearing-in -- and a suggestion re: the previous regime.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg November 3
J. Baglow | Halloween costumes, white privilege and the wonder of childhood, in one package. Oh, and a cop.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg October 24
John Baglow | The Harper government, says Coyne, was cynically non-ideological. I'll go with the cynicism, but it was perhaps the most ideological government in our history.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg October 20
J. Baglow | When the euphoria and the schadenfreude wear off, what has really changed since yesterday?
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg October 9
Image: Wikimedia Commons
J. Baglow | In the blink of an eye, a sense of belonging, a sense of safety and peace and genuine community, can be wiped out. It's an old movie, one we've seen many times before.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg October 2
J. Baglow | Will Stephen Harper get another majority by whipping up an electoral lynch mob?
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg September 28
J. Baglow | It doesn't take much to awaken Canada's dark side.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg September 26
J. Baglow | Just a short update about Tom Mulcair's latest political victims.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg September 9
J. Baglow | A Conservative riding association director in Canada and a Jobbik supporter in Hungary have both been fired from their jobs. Why?
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg September 7
Photo: Takver/flickr
J. Baglow | Images can drive a narrative. But how will the story end?
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg August 31
J. Baglow | The spitefulness of the Harper regime, in one anecdote: suspending a folksinger who tracks birds for a living at Environment Canada. Time for us all to lift our voices.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg August 25
Image: Flickr/Matt Jiggins
J. Baglow | If the polls hold, the NDP is going to win. So why aren't I cheering?
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg August 22
Image: Twitter/@MargaretAtwood
J. Baglow | What lessons can we draw from the Margaret Atwood farce? Does it matter?
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg August 20
Image: Twitter/@AdamScotti
J. Baglow | Election 2015: the illusion of alternatives, the disillusion of a former partisan. When "pragmatism" means accepting Maggie Thatcher's world-view, it's time to take the red pill. But we won't.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg August 17
J. Baglow | Are we so afraid of discussing Middle East politics that only uncritical support of Israel can be permitted? Ask "today's NDP."

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