Rick Salutin August 16
Rick Salutin
For 50 years the NDP tried to get away from their socialist origins. Maybe it's time to go back to it -- not out of nostalgia, but out of sheer opportunism based on empirical evidence.
Lois Ross August 16
Lois Ross
For decades, the trend has been a continuous loss of family farmers in Canada. But now individuals and groups working for food justice are providing alternatives to the corporate model of farming.
Rick Salutin August 12
Rick Salutin
The great public debate on the theory of relativity happened 100 years ago, but it's refreshing to look back at it in view of how today's major science issue, climate change, has been treated.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan August 11
Donald Trump is giving new meaning to "bully pulpit," ratcheting his irrational campaign rhetoric to new and dangerous lows.
Rick Salutin August 5
Rick Salutin
In Copenhagen in 2009, when Brazil's successful bid for this year's Olympics was announced, Lula, then the country's president, leapt in the air and danced.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan August 5
The Voting Rights Act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on Aug. 6, 1965, helped enfranchise millions of African-Americans over the decades. Today, the struggle continues.
Linda McQuaig August 4
The Liberal government of Kathleen Wynne is hoping Ontarians have long since abandoned the passion that fuelled the century-old popular movement that led to the creation of Ontario Hydro.
David Christopher, Digital Freedom Update August 1
David Christopher
This is it, folks. Over a year since it was forced through Parliament by the Harper government, Canadians will soon have a chance to finally overturn Bill C-51.
Rick Salutin July 29
Rick Salutin
Why does everyone have such a strong reaction to Hillary Clinton? Rick Salutin opines on this week's pervasive puzzler, raised here and elsewhere.
Matthew Behrens July 29
Those still intoxicated by the dream of a world without Harper don't want the fresh perfume of Trudeaumania to be erased by the cold facts of reality. But it's time to acknowledge some hard truths.
Linda McQuaig July 28
The forces unleashed by Bernie Sanders hunger for a real populism, and they're unlikely to settle for anything less than a party that once again shows backbone against bellicose billionaires.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan July 28
As the first woman in U.S. history is nominated to be the presidential candidate of a major party, a deep split in the Democratic Party has emerged.
Pro Bono, Michael Hackl July 28
What should the institutions that are privy to our private information do when they have to deal with competing privacy and secrecy concerns? Michael Hackl looks at Canada's privacy laws to find out.
Jim Stanford July 27
Jim Stanford
Since the 2008 financial crisis, many economic projections now accept a pattern of slow growth as inevitable. Jim Stanford explains why it's important for progressives to dig beneath this argument.
Rick Salutin July 22
Rick Salutin
It may be that the quality of leadership has been so formularized and commodified that people now yearn for someone who reeks to boredom of being without it.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan July 21
The Republican National Convention is a highly scripted, elaborately staged and lavishly publicly funded private party. Scores of Trump supporters have proudly shown up with their guns at their sides.
Ole Hendrickson July 21
Ole Hendrickson
One of the most important things individuals can do to combat climate change is to use alternatives to cars for frequent, shorter trips. Let's weigh the benefits and risks of active transportation.
Wayne MacPhail July 20
Wayne MacPhail
At first blush Pokemon GO looks like a simple, engaging and remarkably social pastime. But below the surface are deep levels of complexity, intention and future prospects.
Lois Ross July 19
Lois Ross
In recent months, there have been a number of announcements related to genetically modified crops. So, what actions are being taken in Canada and internationally to expand the debate about GM crops?
Rick Salutin July 15
Rick Salutin
Elie Wiesel, who died this month, has been called the high priest of the Holocaust. But it's Wiesel's later role as a moral beacon and icon paid homage by world leaders, that's troubling.
Murray Dobbin July 15
The Trudeau government is set on ratifying two massive investment agreements -- yet very few Canadians are informed about these deals because of our mainstream media's irresponsible reporting.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan July 14
Protests against police brutality have rocked the country in the aftermath of the police killings of two African-American men, Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota.
Wayne MacPhail July 13
Wayne MacPhail
Last week we witnessed two liminal moments in the space between the online and real worlds. In two very different ways, the edges bled beyond the boundary of one to the other.
Rick Salutin July 8
Rick Salutin
There's this to be said for Trump v. Clinton, now upon us: it's contributed a new political acronym, LEV, for Lesser Evil Voting.
Linda McQuaig July 7
With Neanderthal wall-builders lurking, it may be easier for the Trudeau government to convince Canadians to accept badly flawed trade deals as part of living in an open, modern world.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan July 7
A devastating report on the U.K.'s eager participation in the invasion of Iraq was released this week, as corpses are still being pulled from the rubble of Baghdad's suicide truck bombing.
Marc Zwelling July 7
Marc Zwelling
Could a demagogue like Trump, arousing xenophobic passions, emerge in Canada? No. Marc Zwelling looks at the markers in public opinion to explain why.
Wayne MacPhail July 6
Wayne MacPhail
When we head out on vacation with our smartphones, tablets, cameras and radios we find recharging them daily more challenging than keeping deer flies at bay. Here's advice about how to cope.
Duncan Cameron July 5
Duncan Cameron
Neighbourly love was on display when U.S. President Barack Obama addressed the Canadian Parliament last week. But where is it in the international trade agreements the U.S. is selling?
Rick Salutin July 1
Rick Salutin
Can the Left counter the Right's populist movement with one of its own? Maybe. The question is how says Rick Salutin.

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