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Wildrose Caucus
Dec 24 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | The Wildrose Party was the most effective opposition Alberta's ever had? Give us a break! In fact, they were lousy in opposition.
Antony Thomas. Photo: Kempton/flickr
Dec 24 2014 | Andrée Lévesque | There's a reason The Interview affair has an air of déjà vu. In 1980, the British film Death of a Princess, by Antony Thomas and Gladys Ganley, provoked similar responses on the part of Saudi Arabia.
Dec 24 2014 | The F Word | The F Word airs performances by slam poetry champion Dominique Christina.
Photo: Flickr/son of groucho
Dec 24 2014 | Amira Elghawaby | Wondering what to curl up and watch on TV this holiday? Here are some excellent progressive top picks for your viewing pleasure.
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Dec 23 2014 | Alex Bailey | The resistance to fracking in New Brunswick shows that the people know they have a strong collective voice. Labour movement activists need to look for opportunities for community engagement.
Friedrich Hayek
Dec 23 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | With the appointment of Heather Forsyth as Wildrose leader yesterday, Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley is the only leader of an Alberta opposition party who's never been a Tory cabinet minister.
Dec 23 2014 | Scott Vrooman | Stephen Harper said Canadians aren't interested in more Senate appointments right now, and that the Senate is functioning fine as is. And what is that function again?
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Dec 23 2014 | Stephen Kimber | 2014 was The Year The Conversation Changed. About gender, sex, private, public, personal, political… The goal is change. Change is hard. Which is why these conversations are so important.
Photo: flickr/Stephen Harper
Dec 23 2014 | Crystal Lameman | The First Nations Transparency Act is not about disclosing First Nations salaries and expenses. It is about putting First Nations at severe economic disadvantage.
Dec 23 2014 | Jesse McLaren | The centenary of the Christmas truce reminds us of the real roots of war, the potential resistance from rank-and-file soldiers, and the importance of an organized anti-war movement.
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Dec 23 2014 | Karl Nerenberg | This past fall the NDP proposed a federal minimum wage and a national daycare program; the government pushed through a court-defying new prostitution law; and shots rang out on the Hill.
Image: Christopher Haughery/flickr
Dec 23 2014 | Duncan Cameron | By defeating attempts to drive its currency down, the Russian Central Bank has executed a procedure known as a "bear squeeze" -- the bears being those who believed the ruble would fall in value.
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Dec 23 2014 | Julie Devaney | Does medicare cost too much? Will the "obesity epidemic" be the end of us all? No and no. Just in time for the holidays, Julie Devaney debunks myths about public health care.
Dec 23 2014 | Michael Stewart | As blogs coordinator at, Michael Stewart gets to read the best writing we have to offer. Here are his favourites from 2014.
Photo: flickr/Stephen Harper
Dec 23 2014 | Crystal Lameman | Is history repeating? The Canadian government always says it has a good relationship with First Nations, but then continue to ignore and actively work against them
Dec 22 2014 | J. Baglow | The recent murders of two New York police officers has been carelessly portrayed as anti-white. Just one problem with that.
Dr. Julio Montaner
Dec 22 2014 | Rod Mickleburgh | Dr. Julio Montaner is hailed worldwide for his critical contribution to combatting the spread of HIV/AIDS. But what does he get from Canada? A big, fat cold shoulder.
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Dec 22 2014 | Gerry Caplan | Ho hum. Yet another report showing that the CIA uses torture. This isn't news. It's a very old story.
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