Rick Salutin
Oct 16 2009 | Barack Obama is like a political Rorschach test, a blank screen onto which anyone can project their own private Obama.
Amy Goodman
Oct 14 2009 | Lt. Dan Choi, an Iraq war veteran, declared last March 19 on The Rachel Maddow Show, "I am gay." Under the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law, that's enough to get Choi kicked out of the military.
Jim Stanford
Oct 14 2009 | It's a financial mood swing, not economic reality, that explains the loonie's rocketing ascent. To rein in the loonie, we must rein in the oil export juggernaut squeezing out all other exports.
Duncan Cameron
Oct 13 2009 | The Liberal party continues to flounder. Recent polls have them trailing the Conservatives badly, even in Quebec.
Ralph Surette
Oct 12 2009 | The first test of an energy policy for the new age is not "alternative energy" at all -- but rather conservation first, then energy efficiency and decentralization of the power structure.
Rick Salutin
Oct 9 2009 | David Letterman has struck the latest blow in his country's age-old battle with sexual puritanism. Actor Douglas Campbell was one of the many Scots who came to Canada and realized his dreams.
Alice Klein
Oct 8 2009 | We're in the run-up to the December UN climate summit in Copenhagen that will determine how the planet will weather the future, so don't expect things to settle down before the year ends.
Wayne MacPhail
Oct 8 2009 | This fall, students at Ryerson University and the University of Western Ontario are collaborating on a multimedia project called MakerCulture that experiments with crowdsourced journalism.
Alice Klein
Oct 8 2009 | An impressive global grassroots mobilization, possibly unparalleled in creativity and diversity, is rising up, aiming for maximum citizen pressure on the final Copenhagen climate change negotiations.
Amy Goodman
Oct 7 2009 | A social worker from New York City was arrested last week while in Pittsburgh to participate in the G-20 protests, then subjected to an FBI raid this week at his home -- all for using Twitter.
Naomi Klein
Oct 7 2009 | When Obama visited Copenhagen to support Chicago's Olympic bid, he showed the world that he is willing to schlep to Scandinavia for an event he considers important. Will he do it again on December 7?
Jerry West
Oct 7 2009 | Small agricultural operations are spreading throughout the United States. Almost 300,000 new ones have been recorded since the 2002 census revealing eating local is more than just a passing trend.
Linda McQuaig
Oct 6 2009 | NDP MP Bill Siksay and Liberal MP Jim Karygiannis introduced a private member's bill in Parliament calling for the creation of a federal Department of Peace, with a seat at the cabinet table.
Duncan Cameron
Oct 6 2009 | Both the Liberals and the Conservatives seem to think economic recovery is at hand. But what the Conservative government has done is help out those least in need.
Ralph Surette
Oct 5 2009 | Despite everything, the Catholic Church, the world's oldest and largest institution with 2,797 dioceses and more than a billion members worldwide, could be said to be doing well enough. Just not here.