Duncan Cameron May 23
Duncan Cameron
U.S. President Donald Trump took off last Friday for a nine-day trip abroad that did not begin with (or include) a stop in Canada. The Trudeau government cannot be too disappointed.
Rick Salutin May 19
Rick Salutin
The cultural appropriation debate broke new ground this week, for me anyway. I confess I was among those who always saw it as essentially a matter of free speech: the right to write what one chose.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan May 18
What if Donald Trump were actually held responsible for real crimes: killing civilians in drone strikes, forcing refugees to suffer or die, or driving the planet into climate change?
Matthew Behrens May 17
What follows is a cautionary tale that, despite all the assurances by the RCMP that they would never consider protests to be terrorism under C-51, this remains standard operating procedure.
Lois Ross May 16
Lois Ross
By turning the focus on Canadian dairy farming, U.S. President Donald Trump has unwittingly helped to remind us why supply management is key to treating farmers fairly.
Duncan Cameron May 16
Duncan Cameron
Jagmeet Singh has joined the NDP leadership race and his long-anticipated candidacy creates a new dynamic in a contest that runs until the fall.
Rick Salutin May 12
Rick Salutin
I'd have fired James Comey too. The guy is delusional, grandiose and a drama queen (who does that remind you of?). The former FBI director thinks it's all about him.
Linda McQuaig May 11
With the help of heavy hitters from Wall Street, Bill Morneau has been designing a radical new bank that will deliver some of Canada's infrastructure into the hands of private investors.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan May 11
When Donald Trump ousted FBI Director James Comey, it was more than just another of his shocking executive actions. Decades of progressive policy achievements are being quietly undone.
Duncan Cameron May 9
Duncan Cameron
In his campaign, Macron was able to strike a progressive pose -- especially with Marine Le Pen as a debating partner. More will be known about his priorities once he assumes presidential office.
Rick Salutin May 5
Rick Salutin
If political acts, like voting, are meaningless under globalization, that makes some sense of the refusal by normally left voters to turn out for Hillary, leading to Trump's victory.
Murray Dobbin May 5
Is the Green Party in a tacit alliance with the Liberal Party of Christy Clark in B.C.'s election? A lot of people in B.C. think so.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan May 4
There are 10 million people in North Carolina, and nine million hogs. Judging by the smell, the hogs are winning. Or, rather, the giant corporate factory hog farms are.
David Christopher, Digital Freedom Update May 3
David Christopher
Finally. After years of obfuscation, the RCMP have admitted they are using invasive surveillance devices known as IMSI-catchers or Stingrays to spy on Canadians' cellphones.
Duncan Cameron May 2
Duncan Cameron
With the withdrawal of Kevin O'Leary from the Conservative leadership race, the CPC avoids doing damage to itself. But can they make a choice that does not promise damage to others?
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan April 28
The immigrants-rights movement, organized by some of the most vulnerable people in the U.S., is hitting the streets in force on May 1.
Rick Salutin April 28
Rick Salutin
Who rules in the arts? A recent depressing study of Toronto schools found that kids who go into public high schools for the arts are disproportionately white and wealthy.
Michael Hackl, Pro Bono April 27
It's been long recognized that there are problems with how Ontario deals with care for adults with developmental disabilities. The problem is now being taken to court as a proposed class action.
Murray Dobbin April 27
How do we create a new politics that builds the basis of a citizen-based democracy to replace our hollowed-out institutions? To do so we first need to understand the roots of Trump's popularity.
Matthew Behrens April 26
Every time Ottawa-based Syrian refugee Dima Siam sees Prime Minister Justin Trudeau saying refugees are welcome in Canada, she says, "I feel as if someone despises me and slapped me on the face."
Duncan Cameron April 25
Duncan Cameron
On the economic issues of how wealth is produced and distributed, the social democratic left in the U.K., France and Germany have bought into the "globalization is good" agenda promoted by the right.
June Chua April 24
June Chua
They say the personal is political. And the film "Who is Arthur Chu?" is testament in every way to that statement. It's featured in this year's Hot Docs festival launching April 27 in Toronto.
Rick Salutin April 21
Rick Salutin
Deep social change happens so slowly it looks like nothing is happening. The imminent legalization of (nonmedical) marijuana is a perfect example.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan April 20
If he gets his way, Arkansas' Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson will execute eight men in 11 days this month. On Feb. 27, he issued the death warrants for the prisoners.
Lois Ross April 18
Lois Ross
The Liberals tabled another "stay-tuned" budget, with little commitment and definitely little vision for how the agricultural economy of this country might be best developed in the public interest.
Duncan Cameron April 18
Duncan Cameron
Turning Canadian democracy over to the PMO may make it simpler to govern. Watching the Trudeau PMO at work shows it does not improve a government's ability to perform the duties it promised.
Rick Salutin April 14
Rick Salutin
What if the owning and renting classes simply view a basic income as another source to be scarfed up, so it ends up merely expanding the gulf between the rich and the rest?
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan April 13
As the world focuses on state violence from Syria to Iraq to Yemen to North Korea, the groundwork is being laid in the United States for unchecked state violence at home.
Linda McQuaig April 13
While the Trudeau team is very worked up about chemical weapons, they seem strangely unconcerned about nuclear ones, snubbing important new UN negotiations aimed at nuclear disarmament.
Murray Dobbin April 13
Chrystia Freeland's well-documented hostility towards Russia raises questions about her suitability for the foreign affairs post. Are we risking a Freeland blunder in a situation that requires nuance?

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