Linda McQuaig

Columnists
Nov 4, 2008

'Common good' rediscovered

The pivotal moment for me in the U.S. presidential campaign came during the Republican convention last August, when Rudolph Giuliani couldn't get the words "community organizer" out of his mouth with
Columnists
Oct 7, 2008

Bulking up Pentagon North

With the prospect of a Harper majority hanging menacingly over the country, the mind inevitably turns to the question: Just what is the "secret agenda" lurking behind the friendly sweater?
Columnists
Aug 13, 2008

Disarmed to nuclear danger

It's striking that the goal of eliminating nuclear weapons — arguably the most pressing issue humankind faces — has slipped so far off the political agenda it rarely merits a mention.
Columnists
Jul 2, 2008

Averting our gaze from U.S. cruelty

Does the president of the United States have the right to order a detainee buried alive? Oddly, this grotesque question was posed at a U.S. Congressional hearing last week.
Columnists
Jun 3, 2008

Go ahead and reopen NAFTA

Yes, let's punish the official who leaked the Canadian memo that created heat for Barack Obama, future president of the United States. But let's not waste much time examining the mouth of this partic
Columnists
May 20, 2008

A loss of balance on Israel

Canada has a long history of supporting Israel. But the nature of that support, particularly under the Harper government, is almost unrecognizable from its earlier form.
Columnists
May 6, 2008

Rich wage class war, not StatsCan

Last week the <i>National Post</i> was quick to denounce a Statistics Canada report revealing rising inequality, even accusing StatsCan of setting off a "class war." StatsCan's offence was to documen
Columnists
Apr 23, 2008

Crime and mild punishment

Among vicious crimes, this one stood out: Two strong young men savagely beat and kicked a frail, ailing 59-year-old man to death, and then kicked, punched and taunted a woman who intervened to help h
Columnists
Apr 8, 2008

Media cheerleaders miss story

To listen to the media tell it, Canada scored a victory last week at the NATO summit. We got the extra 1,000 troops that the Harper government said were needed to continue our involvement in the Afgh
Columnists
Mar 25, 2008

Iraq war botched and illegal

After five years of war, it seems that no real lesson has been learned. Indeed, there's a refusal to even acknowledge why it was wrong to invade Iraq.
Columnists
Mar 12, 2008

Votes that condone torture

Later this week, our two leading political parties are expected to join forces and commit Canada to another three years of military intervention in support of the Afghan government &#151; which we kn
Columnists
Feb 27, 2008

Canada's military-industrial complex

In a defining moment for Canada, Jean Chr&#195;&#169;tien resisted U.S. pressure and kept Canada out of Iraq. Now Liberal Leader St&#195;&#169;phane Dion, in another historic moment, has shown that C
Columnists
Feb 5, 2008

Keep Pearson out of it

The Harper government's flagging campaign to sell Canadians on extending our combat mission in Afghanistan has clearly found new legs since the release last month of the pro-war Manley report.
Columnists
Jan 9, 2008

Junior partner in global war

For Canadians, watching a televised debate of Republican presidential candidates, like the one last Saturday night, can be a bit like observing an inscrutable species.
Columnists
Dec 12, 2007

Not exactly the media's finest hour

The media often are accused of fanning the flames of controversy. But in the drama surrounding Brian Mulroney, it seems to be trying at times to bring a raging fire under control.

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