I Read The News Today, Oh Boy!

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Feb 25, 2013

So long, and thanks!

I Read The News Today, Oh Boy!
Our last show? We think so. Still we talk about the crazy, make an XL pipeline prediction and even throw in some baseball. Plus news you might have missed.
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Nov 9, 2012

Election reflection, conservative rejection?

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Obama wins, but does that mean progressives do? We look at the right and left delusions and aspirations and the need for election reform. Plus news you might have missed!
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Jun 25, 2012

Fast and spurious: Obama and executive privilege

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Obama flexes some power around an investigation and around immigration but what does all this mean for what is left of American democracy?
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Jun 7, 2012

Resistance is not futile: Wisconsin, Quebec and gay rights

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Wisconsin not a total loss, Obama gets one right (and one very wrong), Ontario does the right thing, Quebec and Canada fight for civil rights, plus Monsanto buys a critic and other news.
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Apr 9, 2012

Austerity fever

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Austerity fever is catching, and it isn't a pleasant disease. Symptoms include unemployment, growing wealth gaps, crumbling infrastructure and more. We diagnose it and give some health tips.
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Mar 20, 2012

Below the belt: Politics and dirty tricks

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The robocall scandal to suppress the vote in Canada still has legs but Canadians aren't quite yet in the pro-league when it comes to vote suppression. Plus, mind-numbing attacks on women's rights.
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Jan 27, 2012

Organized sports and Gingrich on the moon

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The players' association for the NFL in the U.S. comes out swinging against so-called "right to work" anti-union legislation and we talk labour and sports. Gingrich is over the moon for colonization.
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Dec 21, 2011

Below the fold: News you might have missed in 2011

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Our top choices from our feature Below The Fold where we seek out news that highlights the crazy, the frustrating and even the hopeful. Plus, bonus predictions for 2012.
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Dec 16, 2011

Official suckatude: Canada and the U.S. destroy the world

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It's official. The Harper government works to make the climate crisis worse. The U.S. government is officially giving itself the right to arrest and indefinitely detain its citizens.
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Nov 3, 2011

A taxing conversation: Changing the tax debate

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Did you know 50 per cent of Americans don't pay tax? Neither do we, because despite what right-wing talking heads say, it isn't true. In fact, a lot of tax talk is misdirection.
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Oct 11, 2011

World of class warfare

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Democracy in the streets is a good thing, and if people start talking about class and other privileges, it will be a good thing, though you wouldn't know it from the pundits.
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Aug 30, 2011

Tar sands go to Washington, but will Perry?

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The U.S. media has finally realized that the tar sands are a story, oil-loving Texan Rick Perry keeps going for the strange and a few words about Jack Layton.
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Aug 16, 2011

Are the kids all riot?

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David Cameron, the British PM, is wagging his finger at parents and kids but, of course, the idea of simple thuggery doesn't cut it. Plus straw polls, political hypocrisy and other joys.
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Aug 1, 2011

How low can we go: Ceilings and floors of public policy

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From Toronto to the U.S. Congress and White House, the talk is cuts, cuts, cuts. How is the general welfare of the public served by this worship of downsizing, of austerity? How low do we go?
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Jun 29, 2011

Class dismissed: Justices against justice

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Class action lawsuits have been taking a beating by SCOTUS, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas continues with some ethically challenging practices, Obama ignores the War Powers Act, plus divorce!

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