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I Read the News Today, Oh Boy!

You've heard the IRTN podcast (haven't you?) Now check out the companion blog: Two American ex-pats, separated by 7500 kilometers and their levels of optimism, take on the issues of the day in the United States, Canada, Europe and the world. They hunt down news you might have missed, sometimes provide good insights, and shake their heads at the rampant idiocy in the world more often than can be considered healthy ... good thing they live in countries with socialized medicine!
Blog - I Read the News Today, Oh Boy! April 29
Matthew Adams | Obama's administration tried to rise above the law but thankfully, the Court of Appeals dragged them back.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog April 29
The Media Consortium | Yesterday, Senate Republicans prioritized human life over anti-abortion grandstanding and confirmed Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Blog - Nima Maleki's blog April 28
Nima Maleki | The competition to supply energy to Europe picks up with the U.S. reinvigorating a proposed natural gas pipeline and even suggesting cooperation with Iran.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog April 28
The Media Consortium | This week's Audit takes a look at the credit card legislation moving through Congress that will rein in abusive lenders.
Blog - Nima Maleki's blog April 27
Nima Maleki | Ninety per cent of global trade was transported via sea routes in 2006, and has a strategic and commercial dimension.
Blog - Vern Edwards' blog April 27
Vern Edwards | April 28 is the National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured at the workplace.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog April 27
Derrick O'Keefe | Eight hundred million dollars and counting. A burst pipe at the brand new Vancouver Convention Centre has delayed the PSAC's national convention.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog April 26
rabble staff | rabble.ca will have an information table this week at PSAC's national convention, which gets underway Sunday.
Blog - James Laxer's Blog April 25
James Laxer | The myth of the 9/11 perpetrators crossing the border from Canada is hardy and resistant to all efforts to expunge it.
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog April 24
Trish Hennessy | U.S. President Barack Obama is calling on credit card companies to stop the abuse and charge more reasonable interest rates. Will Canada follow suit?
Blog - AHRC Dignitas April 23
Marc Gionet | This post reviews the encroachment of privitization of health care with a particular focus on recent developments in New Brunswick
Blog - Word of the Rings April 23
Whistler's Husky Gas Station
Pina Belperio | Thanks to Burnaby-based Canpages, most of Vancouver and Whistler's streets can be viewed with the click of a mouse.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog April 23
The Media Consortium | This week’s wire follows up on holding mainstream media accountable, enforcement tactics, and immigration’s positive effect on the economy.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog April 23
rabble staff | We’re pleased to announce that Mike Yam, a Masters student at York University in the faculty of Environmental Studies, has won the contest.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog April 22
The Media Consortium | Senators Max Baucus (D-MT) and Ted Kennedy (D-MA) have pledged to work together to produce healthcare reform legislation by June. If all goes according to plan, we could have a vote by early fall.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog April 21
The Media Consortium | This week's Audit tackles executive malfeasance on Wall Street and its consequences for ordinary citizens.
Blog - Bound but not gagged April 21
Derrick O'Keefe | Over the weekend, Hugo Chavez presented Barack Obama with a copy of Open Veins of Latin America, beginning a meteoric rise for the book up the Amazon.com sales chart.
Blog - AHRC Dignitas April 20
Marc Gionet | This post reviews the recent Afghan law passed which legalizes material rape and compares Canadian denunciating rhetoric with governmental action resulting in the deterioration of women’s rights.
Blog - Word of the Rings April 20
Pina Belperio | Intrawest CEO Bill Jensen announced recently that the company is looking at selling off some of its assets. What does this mean for Whistler Blackcomb, home of the 2010 Winter Olympics alpine events?
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog April 20
Derrick O'Keefe | Left Forum wrapped up here Sunday. Refreshingly, the closing plenary featured an all female line-up of speakers. The four women covered an impressive activist and intellectual range.
Blog - James Laxer's Blog April 20
James Laxer | For half a century, the risk of catastrophe has loomed over the auto industry in Canada, those who work in the plants, their families and the communities where they live.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog April 18
rabble staff | The annual gathering of leftist scholars, thinkers and activists' opening night featured a radical talk from the University's Provost (!), followed by a panel of presentations.
Blog - Dionne Brand's blog April 17
Dionne Brand | Religion, patriarchy, law, feminism and the young women in Kabul. Why one may ask do matters of 'faith' have so much to do with the control of women?
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog April 16
The Media Consortium | This week, independent media debunked many myths about the undocumented and made the case for the positive impact of immigrants in the U.S.
Blog - Nima Maleki's blog April 16
Nima Maleki | The Canadian government's planned foreign office closures in Bosnia and Cambodia, as well as new openings in emerging markets are part of a foreign policy transformation rolling out since 2007.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog April 16
rabble podcast network | Tenants and Slum-dwellers working together to examination of abundance: Our most popular podcasts from the week of March 29 to April 5.
Blog - JYD's Blog April 15
JYD | Last week I returned from Rio de Janeiro from the first ever Global Symposium on Engaging Men and Boys in Achieving Gender Equality.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog April 15
The Media Consortium | The prospects for healthcare reform in the Senate brightened appreciably with Al Franken being declared the winner of the Minnesota senate race.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog April 15
Derrick O'Keefe | Watch this blog for updates from the Left Forum in New York, an annual gathering of activists, artists, intellectuals and academics.
Blog - Nima Maleki's blog April 15
Nima Maleki | The proposed U.S. defence budget will increase expenditures by almost 4 per cent and help maintain that country's share of nearly half of all global military spending.

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