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Aftermath of Munich shooting offers important lesson on the politics of fear | Jul 24 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | Ali David Sonboly was a German national obsessed with Nazi ideology and U.S.-style shootings, not necessarily a terrorist.
Brad Wall
Brad Wall government's Saskatchewan beer trade piffle turns out to be all fizz and no flavour | Jul 22 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | Saskatchewan doesn't like Alberta's new beer policy because it will end what amounts to a subsidy of Saskatchewan brewers, one in particular, by Alberta taxpayers.
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Three positive steps toward ending poverty in Canada | Jul 21 2016 | David Macdonald | It's 2016 and Canada is a long way from ending poverty, but three promising developments are about to lift almost half a million people above the poverty line.
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Trudeau popular in the polls, but concerns begin to emerge | Jul 21 2016 | Brent Patterson | The PM's popularity may be based on the perception that his government is truly progressive and implementing a different agenda than Harper. The evidence is suggesting that's not totally true.
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Inaction threatens to stagnate Manitoba's minimum wage | Jul 21 2016 | Molly McCracken | Unless immediate action is taken, 2016 will be the first time in a generation that minimum wage workers will see their wages stagnate, resulting in fewer earnings for basics like food and shelter.
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Silence on Nova Scotia highway financing signals election may be ahead | Jul 20 2016 | Stephen Kimber | It's hard not to suspect there is more at play in Transportation Minister Geoff MacLellan's insistence there's been no decision on whether to charge how much in tolls and/or how to finance it all.
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Beyond cabinet parity: Gender equity requires less talk, more legislation | Jul 19 2016 | Sophia Reuss | Justin Trudeau's "Because it's 2015" feminism has a lot of political currency. But is all this rhetoric really addressing a huge issue in Canadian politics: the parliamentary gender gap?
Photo: Canola field. Credit: Julie Falk/flickr
The ABCs of genetically modified crops | Jul 19 2016 | 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?
Jason Kenney
If Jason Kenney's anti-abortion views don't matter, why are anti-choice activists supporting him so enthusiastically? | Jul 19 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | If you care about women's rights and reproductive freedom, you'd damn well better care about who runs this province!
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Cheri DiNovo: NDP needs to focus on principles it was founded on | Jul 19 2016 | Cory Collins | In part two of our talk with Cheri DiNovo, hear what she has to say about Trudeaumania, unions, poverty, Israel and making the banks pay.
Pentagon Is Freaking Out - Aren't You?
Pentagon is freaking out -- aren't you? | Jul 19 2016 | Daryn Caister | The Pentagon wants to anticipate and control social unrest. There are two main points to glean here, firstly why they are suddenly so concerned, and how they are going about using this research.
Tzeporah Berman
Appointment of environmentalist Tzeporah Berman sparks Wildrose hysteria. Here's why | Jul 18 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | To hear the reaction from the Outrage machine on the Internet, you would have thought environmentalist Tzeporah Berman was, well … an Orc!

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Canada's WWI Internment of Leon Trotsky, and the Captivating Mass Psychoses of antiSemitism and antiCommunism NDPP said... Fascinating read and much that was new to me. Many thanks for posting this Richard! in
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