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Dr. Dawg's Blawg

John Baglow is a former VP of PSAC, currently a writer and researcher, public policy consultant, occasional academic and poet. He blogs at [url=http://drdawgsblawg.ca/]drdawgsblawg.ca[/url] and no longer tweets.

Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg October 19
Cannabis sativa. Photo: Rotational/Wikimedia Commons
J. Baglow | I'm not celebrating the legalization of cannabis. Here's why.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg June 21
Image: wiredforlego/Flickr
J. Baglow | Jordan Peterson and Lindsay Shepherd take to the courts. How will their fellow Speechies respond?
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg May 19
A destroyed ambulance in the Gaza Strip in 2014
J. Baglow | It is impossible to make sense of a fundamentally senseless situation. A pessimist's view of recent events in Gaza.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg April 10
Journalists inspect building after it was burned by the Israeli military. Photo: Al Jazeera English/Flickr
J. Baglow | Canadian journalists didn't support their Palestinian colleagues under fire in Gaza. Instead, they went after a journalism advocacy organization that did.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg March 30
J. Baglow | There has been much discussion lately around lowering the voting age to sixteen. Why not get rid of the age bar entirely?
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg February 10
J. Baglow | The unpunished killing of Colten Boushie is a national tragedy and a national disgrace.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg January 12
Carleton University in Ottawa, where Hassan Diab taught before his arrest.
J. Baglow | Hassan Diab, a Canadian citizen, has been held without trial or charge in a French maximum-security prison for a bombing that took place in 1980. This week, he was set free.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg March 10
J. Baglow | Chrystia Freeland covered up her grandfather's pro-Nazi collaborationist past. How could she imagine the truth would not out?
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg February 20
J. Baglow | A co-founder of Black Lives Matter-Toronto has attracted some criticism recently for comments she has made. Maybe it's time to criticize the critics.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg February 15
Image: @realDonaldTrump/Twitter
J. Baglow | By conceding Canadian sovereignty to American border officials, the Trudeau government has crossed a bridge.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg February 1
Donald Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch
J. Baglow | The new nominee to fill a U.S. Supreme Court vacancy is Neil Gorsuch. He's a "constitutional originalist." What does that mean, exactly?
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg January 30
Image: Public Domain
J. Baglow | A new politics -- of people, not façades -- is loose upon the American landscape. It offers dangers and opportunities -- to both sides.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg January 9
J. Baglow | Ageism is no joke. Take it from me.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg December 30
Image: Andrew Tolson
J. Baglow | The Joseph Boyden imbroglio raises fundamental questions about identity.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg December 19
J. Baglow | The tragic deaths of two Somali women in Ottawa was an excuse for the Right to make more #FakeNews.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg December 8
J. Baglow | The new online survey is biased against proportional representation.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg December 2
Image: CPAC
J. Baglow | Remember Harper's war on science, data and reason? Looks like the "evidence-based" Liberals are giving us v.2.0.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg November 9
Image: Flickr/Gage Skidmore
J. Baglow | Trump triumphs: A time for reflection.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg October 28
Image: Twitter (uncredited)
J. Baglow | Bundys get acquitted after seizing federal property with armed force. Standing Rock Indigenous people's protest is crushed without mercy. The contrast tells us much.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg October 26
Image: Flickr/jmiller291
J. Baglow | Adam Capay, a young Indigenous man, has been kept in solitary confinement for four years without trial. He has been driven to the brink of mental illness. The minister in charge says, "Tough."
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg October 20
J. Baglow | A year later, and the Conservative government's agenda has accelerated. But Justin remains as popular as ever -- and strangely ageless.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg October 14
J. Baglow | Something was happening. And Mr. Jones finally figured out what it was.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg September 8
J. Baglow | No point being kind about the person just elevated to sainthood a few days ago. She was a monster. But what does this elevation signify?
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg August 24
J. Baglow | The "burkini" ban should be seen for what it is: an ugly intersection of racism and misogyny.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg August 15
J. Baglow | A young First Nations man was killed after seeking help to fix a flat tire. Will justice be done?
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg July 19
J. Baglow | A journey to my origins. I'm the kid on the far left in the upper row.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg July 8
Image: Flickr/Can Pac Swire
J. Baglow | The reaction of white observers to the BLMTO action on Pride Day -- and then two more Black men are murdered by U.S. police. It should give one to think.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg July 4
Image: Facebook/Justin Trudeau
J. Baglow | We are easily mesmerized by surface appearances. Trudeau's agenda is as extreme as Harper's -- and being implemented more quickly.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg May 27
Image: Twitter/@cardusca
J. Baglow | Kevin Vickers had no business attacking a non-violent Irish protester on Irish soil. It was the act of a bully. He needs to be recalled.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg May 19
Image: Flickr/Ontario Chamber of Commerce
J. Baglow | Tim Hudak wants to suppress the BDS movement in Ontario. And the Ontario legislature may oblige him.