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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! January 15
Matthew Adams | For years I’ve been on the wrong side of protests. Not, I like to think, politically. No, I’ve been on the wrong side of the process of protests.
Blog - James Laxer's Blog January 12
James Laxer | Ignatieff is in the unhappy position of having to make the most important decision he will make in the next two years in just a few days.
Blog - Word of the Rings January 12
Pina Belperio | At a special meeting held on Dec. 23, the majority of Whistler council voted to defer third reading of the Temporary commercial use permits.
Blog - A Blog for Media Justice January 9
Paul Boin | Despite numerous UK new reports over 5 days ago regarding the Israeli government's use of the chemical white phosphorus in Gaza, Canadian mainstream media outlets have completely ignored the story.
Blog - I Read the News Today, Oh Boy! January 9
Matthew Adams | Polygamist Winston Blackmore says his arrest won't survive a Charter challenge, and while I rarely agree with religious fundamentalists I hope he is right.
Blog - A Blog for Media Justice January 8
Paul D. Boin | A Blog for Media Justice, By Paul D. Boin, is jointly sponsored by Rabble.ca and the Media Justice Project.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog January 8
rabble staff | Regardless of where you stand on the current Mideast crisis between Israel and Gaza, what I find most shocking about the media coverage is the lack of outrage over the blocking of journalists.
Blog - James Laxer's Blog December 28
James Laxer | A few days before the October 14 federal election, in an interview with the CBC's Peter Mansbridge, Stephen Harper gave Canadians advice on how to play the stock market.
Blog - James Laxer's Blog December 26
James Laxer | One month from now, the fate of Stephen Harper's government will be determined by a one person electorate consisting of Michael Ignatieff.
Blog - Word of the Rings December 24
Pina Belperio | Examining Air Canada's lack of preparedness for the 2010 Olympics, in light of the airport fiascos over the holidays.
Blog - The Regina Mom December 24
Bernadette Wagner | Harper apparently hates anything to do with equal rights for women. As a result, women don’t vote for him. Maybe that’s why instead of wooing us, he takes extreme measures to further punish us.
Blog - James Laxer's Blog December 22
James Laxer | In the media, the target of choice these days is the unionized auto worker, whose annual salary wouldn't pay for one fat-cat dinner in New York to celebrate bonus day.
Blog - Word of the Rings December 22
Word of the Rings | This new Rabble.ca blog aims to serve as a one-stop examination at what’s happening behind the scenes in the lead up to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and Whistler.
Blog - I Read the News Today, Oh Boy! December 21
Matthew Adams | The German secret service has threatened wikileaks with "immediate criminal prossecution" if it does not remove references to the secret service
Blog - James Laxer's Blog December 20
James Laxer | George W. Bush and Stephen Harper are once again (perhaps for the last time) partners in making economic policy. Priority one for Bush and Harper: make the workers take a hefty pay cut.
Blog - I Read the News Today, Oh Boy! December 20
Keith Gottschalk | A modern lynch mob in the wake of Hurricane Katrina went hunting . . . people.
Blog - I Read the News Today, Oh Boy! December 19
Keith Gottschalk | If the various progressive constituencies who helped put Obama in the White House become dangerously disillusioned, maybe it's time we finally take the bull by the horns and form a viable third party.
Blog - James Laxer's Blog December 17
James Laxer | Today, Flaherty is meeting with provincial ministers of finance in Saskatoon. Why is this man still at the helm?
Blog - James Laxer's Blog December 16
James Laxer | Between now and Christmas Day, Stephen Harper will be appointing 18 Senators, an entire cavalry squadron of Caligula's horses.
Blog - The Regina Mom December 16
Bernadette Wagner | I'm angry today. It's -28 degrees Celsius here right now. And with a 40+ km/h wind coming in from the north, it makes for a wind chill factor of about -45. It's the first day of real winter
Blog - Graeme Stewart's Blog December 15
Graeme Stewart | The World Economic Forum says I <heart> web 2.0 with a blogs, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and YouTube discussion tools.
Blog - Corvin Russell's Blog December 10
Corvin Russell | Iggy could be another disaster in the making for the Liberals
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog December 9
Pierre Beaudet | The election of Amir Khadir in the Mercier downtown district of Montreal did not come about as a surprise nor as a gift. Mercier is a ‘natural' place for the left.
Blog - Sharon Fraser's Blog December 9
Sharon Fraser | The pro-coalition demonstrations last week took me back to February of 2003 and the big world-wide demos against the invasion of Iraq.
Blog - The Regina Mom December 5
Bernadette Wagner | Steven Harper wanted to shut down Parliament just because he does not agree with it. Some say this is unprecedented.
Blog - The Regina Mom December 4
Bernadette Wagner | Parliament has been prorogued. So you're not meeting in an official capacity. But nonetheless meet as if you were not prorogued.
Blog - The Regina Mom December 4
Bernadette Wagner | Whoever said Canadian politics was boring wasn't paying attention!
Blog - I Read the News Today, Oh Boy! December 4
Keith Gottschalk | The silence on the leadership crisis in Canada in the U.S. media is deafening. What should we expect?
Blog - The Regina Mom December 4
Bernadette Wagner | The mainstream media does not like the idea of a coalition government, that much is clear.
Blog - I Read the News Today, Oh Boy! December 3
Matt Adams | Logic Group phone survey aks opinion on "Liberal-NDP-Bloc" proposed coalition - something that doesn't exist.

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