Wayne MacPhail September 7
Wayne MacPhail
The alternative world of steampunk is a world frozen in a parallel Victorian era of remarkable, imagined technology. The steampunk attitude towards its technology sheds light on present-day thinking.
Jim Stanford September 2
Jim Stanford
Prime Minister Trudeau leads a big entourage to China this week, in hopes of expanding Canada's foothold in that huge economy. Here are the main features of our current, unbalanced relationship.
Rick Salutin September 2
Rick Salutin
Parents are the primary parents of their children, not their teachers. Mostly parents should parent, which is hard enough. For learning purposes, kids need people at a distance.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan September 1
In the shadow of the Games, an extraordinary event has taken place, largely overlooked in the media: a coup d'etat against Brazil's democratically elected president, Dilma Rousseff.
Linda McQuaig September 1
Rather than accepting half-hearted revisions of Harper's corporate-embracing policies, the Trudeau government should refuse to sign any trade deal with sweeping privileges for foreign investors.
David Christopher, Digital Freedom Update September 1
David Christopher
Internet censorship. Website block lists. An extreme new law recently passed in Quebec means all of this could soon be the reality right here at home.
Matthew Behrens August 31
At the end of July, the Supreme Court of British Columbia found that agents of the RCMP engaged in the planning of, preparation and funding for, and facilitation of a terrorist offence.
Wayne MacPhail August 31
Wayne MacPhail
It's hard to imagine two sites more different than Gawker and Craigslist, or two people more diametrically opposed than their founders. But each, in their own way, have shaped the journalism of today.
Rick Salutin August 26
Rick Salutin
Our amicable divorce from nature has led us to lose touch with its danger and power to disrupt by re-entering our space.
June Chua August 26
Giants of Africa is a sports documentary all right, but it's a very human one that you won't forget. Why? The heartbreaking faces of its basketball players will be seared into your memory.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan August 25
Rather than enabling more dangerous deep-water oil extraction, President Obama should be spending his remaining months in office working to reduce U.S. dependence on fossil fuels.
Pro Bono, Katie Douglas August 25
The treatment of athletes like Caster Semenya at the Rio Olympics shows that the rights of women who do not conform to binary understandings of sex are deemed less worthy of protection than others.
Linda McQuaig August 24
Whether you agree with the BDS movement's boycott strategy or not, it is a peaceful way to protest a serious violation of human rights.
Wayne MacPhail August 24
Wayne MacPhail
Mainstream media can't have it both ways. It can't pretend that increasingly depending on sponsored native content to boost its bottom line will have no impact on how it produces news.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan August 18
A report just published in the British medical journal The Lancet suggests that by the year 2085, almost all of the cities that could host the Summer Games will be too hot for outdoor events.
Jim Stanford August 18
Jim Stanford
Every five years the federal finance minister updates the "marching orders" that guide the Bank of Canada and its conduct of monetary policy. The time is right for some new thinking.
Wayne MacPhail August 17
Wayne MacPhail
What can we learn from the sad fate of the Toronto Star's Star Touch tablet fiasco and its imminent demise?
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.

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