Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan February 2
The spirit of resistance for which Frederick Douglass is best remembered is alive and well, and is directed squarely against the Trump administration.
David Christopher, Digital Freedom Update February 1
David Christopher
A landmark ruling from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has thrown the door open for communities across Canada to take their digital future into their own hands.
Duncan Cameron January 31
Duncan Cameron
There has been no indication from Team Trudeau that it wants to add value to world politics, only that it wants to protect the status quo in relations with the U.S.
Rick Salutin January 27
Rick Salutin
Which Trump were you watching last weekend? The moronic mediocrity or the shrewd new president who dealt with an economic abyss that no one else over the past 30 years dared touch?
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan January 26
It will take more than the stroke of Trump's pen to quash the vigorous resistance to the Keystone and Dakota Access pipelines, or the growing global demand for urgent action to combat climate change.
Pro Bono, Celia Chandler January 26
Celia Chandler
Law is a tool. Lawyers and judges have a responsibility to talk and write clearly so that others can effectively use the tool.
Wayne MacPhail January 25
Wayne MacPhail
Over the course of one weekend the press has realized the game has changed, social media killed it with savage, pointed satire and fact-checking of Trump's press secretary shredded his credibility.
June Chua January 25
June Chua
Rise is a fantastic new series that covers a resurgent Indigenous cultural urgency, filmed by Toronto's Christopher Yapp and executive directed by award-winning filmmaker Michelle Latimer.
Lois Ross January 24
Lois Ross
Agriculture can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but it is going to mean putting stewardship and food production ahead of profit and expansion. It is possible.
Duncan Cameron January 24
Duncan Cameron
With the advent of Donald Trump, international trade has taken centre stage in U.S. politics. Trumponomics suggests that the rest of the world has been cheating the U.S. out of jobs and wealth.
Rick Salutin January 20
Rick Salutin
How did Auden (W.H.) get it so right? He died in 1973, but his lines come to mind during the 21st century's most wracked moments.
Linda McQuaig January 20
Trump's surprise election has alerted us to the depth of dissatisfaction with the status quo. But will Trump and his crowd get to define and shape that anti-status quo sentiment?
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan January 19
A worldwide campaign petitioned Barack Obama to grant clemency to Chelsea Manning, the longest-held whistleblower in U.S. history. This week Obama issued his decision to free Manning.
Matthew Behrens January 19
Those who wish to honour and preserve life on the planet are up against government and private sector players who view actions to protect the land, air and water as terrorist acts.
Wayne MacPhail January 18
Wayne MacPhail
When we think about robots, we worry that, like Transformers, they will be hulking, dangerous machines. But what if they are more subtle? What if they just steal our jobs?
Duncan Cameron January 17
Duncan Cameron
Her scholarly work identified the links between capitalism, imperialism and militarism, but she expected more than recognition as a thinker. Rosa Luxemburg wanted to change the course of history.
Rick Salutin January 13
Rick Salutin
What makes you part of a community is those concrete connections, known to you and acknowledged by others. It isn't the stories you hear or tell, pace Boyden.
Ava Lightbody January 13
Ava Lightbody
The wild and wayward life of a tiny, disproportionately lively square of parkland in Toronto's west end has a lesson to teach us about the rewards of relinquishing control.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan January 12
Sen. Sessions has been consistent throughout his career. The Senate Judiciary Committee should be equally consistent and reject Sessions as attorney general.
Jim Stanford January 12
Jim Stanford
If Trump can rewrite international economic treaties on the strength of a few tweets, then we can do the same thing -- but only if we build a political movement with the same confidence and power.
Julie Devaney January 12
Julie Devaney
The argument for home care was that it was giving the people what they want. So why are patients now being asked to leave their homes to access care after being discharged from hospitals?
Duncan Cameron January 10
Duncan Cameron
Higher American interest rates will push the U.S. dollar up and lower the already weak Canadian dollar further. Expect the Trump administration to target Canada for currency manipulation.
Rick Salutin January 6
Rick Salutin
Like the Clintons and Blair, Trudeau exudes empathy for the excluded -- while clinging fiercely to (free) trade deals.
Murray Dobbin January 6
To enact transformational change we have to radically shift the way we engage people and move away from presenting them with problems to talking about possibilities.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan January 5
President Obama can use his immense power of the presidential pardon to de-escalate the war on immigrants, which otherwise, under Trump, threatens to get immeasurably worse.
Pro Bono, Brian Iler January 5
Charities, as advocates for the public interest, should be at least as unfettered as the voices of private interests when engaging in advocacy that advances their charitable purposes.
Wayne MacPhail January 4
Wayne MacPhail
If all you do is consider AirPods earphones, you limit your ability to think expansively about what they could be, and what they presage.
Duncan Cameron January 3
Duncan Cameron
Whatever the public relations designs for marking this 150th year for Canada, it should also allow for extended critical reflection on what history has to suggest for Canadian politics today.
David Christopher, Digital Freedom Update January 2
David Christopher
2017 is here, and it's clear it will be a make-or-break year for Internet freedom. Let's take a look at some of the big challenges ahead.
Rick Salutin December 30
Rick Salutin
Stories about fake news as a major problem, are fake news.

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