Blog July 16
Prab Gill, centre, with coffee and iPhone, along with members of both the NDP and UCP caucuses supporting oilsands pipelines last April (Photo: David J. Climenhaga).
David J. Climenhaga | Another UCP MLA bites the dust: Calgary-Greenway MLA Prab Gill is the latest in a parade of MLAs to leave the Opposition caucus for one reason or another.
News July 16
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Jessica Parish | For my final two years of my PhD I decided I’d rather bartend than teach in the post-secondary sector. Why? Because I needed time and money to continue writing and bartending made better sense.
Blog July 14
David J. Climenhaga | Canadian conservatives who campaign in future U.S. elections are going to need to be prepared to answer hostile questions from their compatriots.
Columnists July 14
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Rick Salutin | Right-wing populism is not isolated south of the border. There's a rhetorical family resemblance between Ford and Trump that spells danger for Canada.
Blog July 13
UCP leader Jason Kenney
David J. Climenhaga | As irritating as UCP triumphalism is to supporters of the Notley Government's policies in the wake of yesterday's by-election victories, there is no evidence yet it's not justified.
Blog July 13
Sophia Reuss | To delve into the political landscape this week, we're going to get back to basics. The most basic of the basics: the atom.
Blog July 12
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Maya Bhullar | More progressive MPPs in Ontario reached out to tell us why they ran and how to help build change.
Blog July 12
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Nima Maleki | There's a particular logic of authorized power at play within most societies the world over. Wage, work and union activity are impacted by it, as shown in recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions.
Columnists July 12
Woman with protest sign reading "Stop Taking Small Kids Away from Parents." Photo: Geoff Livingston/Flickr
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Juxtapose the outpouring of compassion and solidarity in Thailand with the catastrophe facing millions of children in Yemen, and the ongoing debacle created in the United States.
Blog July 11
U.S. Supreme Court building. Photo: Supermac1961/Flickr
Lynne Fernandez | A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision will wipe millions of dollars from public sector unions' balance sheets, adding to the long list of growing challenges unions are facing in the U.S.
Blog July 11
Jason Kenney at a press conference in 2012. Photo: Rob Salerno/Daily Xtra/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | With the benefit of hindsight, the prime minister's 2016 remarks about Brexit sound prime ministerial, even statesmanlike. UCP Leader Jason Kenney's rather less so.
News July 11
Vancouver. Image: Cliff Hellis/Flickr
Cheryl Whiting | Eye-opening studies show that the operation emissions of a building after 60 years are only half of the embodied emissions that are present as of day one, thanks to its construction methods.