Gerald Caplan

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Jan 13, 2014
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Pay workers a higher minimum wage

Gerald Caplan
The sheer Scrooge-nish of our minimum wage laws underlines the unprecedented riches of the business elite. Why is a $14 minimum wage such a political non-starter?
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Oct 21, 2013
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Harper's foreign aid must include access to abortion

Gerald Caplan
Unsafe abortion is one of the leading causes of maternal mortality. If maternal health and the protection of women and children were a priority for Stephen Harper, foreign aid would include abortion.
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Oct 11, 2013
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After Dexter loss, can the NDP ever win in Canada?

Gerald Caplan
With the crushing defeat this week of Darrell Dexter's NDP government in Nova Scotia, Manitoba alone among Canada's 13 provinces and territories carries the NDP banner. Can anyone win?
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Nov 3, 2006

West must give back what it's plundered and looted

Gerald Caplan
<b>(Third in a three part series)</b> &#151; Both Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher had soft spots for the apartheid rulers of South Africa, who were, after all, passionate fellow anti-Communists;
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Nov 2, 2006

The West is complicit in the crises in Africa

Gerald Caplan
<b>(Second in a three-part series)</b> &#151; How do we account for Africa's plight and what should be done? The conventional wisdom is that the problem is African and the solution is for the rich, w
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Nov 1, 2006

The conspiracy against Africa

Gerald Caplan
<b>(First in a three-part series)</b> &#151; Africa is a mess and it's not going to get better any time soon. That's the awful truth that's so hard to face &#151; or to state publicly &#151; for thos
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Sep 21, 2006

Negotiating with the devil

Gerald Caplan
Jack Layton wants talks with the Taliban, a position harshly denounced as unconscionable and ludicrous. It's true this may prove a fruitless, impractical effort. They may well be impossible to deal
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Jun 9, 2004

Death was the Gipper's co-pilot

Gerald Caplan
Only the ideologically twisted would deny Ronald Reagan his due. He was a wildly successful president, accomplishing a remarkable amount of his agenda. He entered office in 1980 determined to block
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