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Blog - Derrick O'Keefe's blog July 14
Derrick O'Keefe | The war in Afghanistan is the top story here, following a sudden spike in U.K. soldiers killed. With 15 dead in just over a week, more British troops have now died in Afghanistan than in Iraq.
Blog - She who holds the pen... July 12
E. Simpson | The decision to keep women ski jumpers out of the 2010 Olympics needs a political response.
Blog - Nima Maleki's blog July 12
Nima Maleki | Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati is the current chairman of the Guardian Council, and has held that post since 1988. Jannati's political power and influence is not only long-standing, it is also broad.
Blog - Time for change July 11
Gary Shaul | Goar: Canadians want easy solutions to climate change. Shaul: Yes, but...
Blog - Andrew Brett July 11
Bernie Farber at Toronto Pride
Andrew Brett | Congress CEO isn’t gay, not that there’s anything wrong with that.
Blog - Time for change July 11
Gary Shaul | The latest US scandal - Obuma-gate
Blog - StopWar Blog July 11
Dave Markland | In the past 10 days some 15 UK soldiers have been killed. Considering the history of the U.S. Marines in Helmand province, we should not be surprised that occupation soldiers are having a tough time.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog July 10
TMC MediaWire Blogger, by Raquel Brown | The American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES), also known as the Waxman-Markey bill, narrowly passed in the U.S. House of Representatives at the end of June.
Blog - July 10
Kelly Crichton | The buzz at the G8 all week was that the leaders of the rich world would ante up $15 billion in food aid and development money. Then a few hours before the final wrap, we heard it was $20 billion.
Blog - July 10
Dennis Howlett | Canada will need to offer global leadership as host of G8 in 2010 to deliver results on unfinished business from this year's G8.
Blog - John Bonnar's July 10
John Bonnar | On June 24, Brian DuBourdieu went to Seaton House for something to eat and a bed for the night. Instead, he ended up in the ER at St. Michael's Hospital.
Blog - I Read the News Today, Oh Boy! July 9
Matthew Adams | He hasn't been hiking in Appalachia, but Harper's aides insist he did eat the wafer. He has been eating the wafer for a long time, swallowing small things he doesn't believe in for appearances.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog July 9
TMC MediaWire Blogger, Nezua | The immigration discussion is sometimes reduced to symbols or a war of "sides," be it on blogs, comment threads, or conference calls between legislators, media outlets, and activists.
Blog - July 8
Kelly Crichton | First day on the job at the G8 summit and already it's dreadful. For a new media coordinator who thought she'd see the world get saved just a little, it's unnerving to say the least.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog July 8
Lindsay Beyerstein, TMC MediaWire Blogger | Last week, President Obama reportedly complained that liberal advocacy groups are attacking Democrats instead of trying to pass whatever healthcare bill the Senate happens to cough up.
Blog - James Laxer's Blog July 8
James Laxer | It's odd how the strike by 24,000 Toronto civic workers has turned the attitudes of the upper middle classes, business executives, small business lobbyists and conservative politicians upside down.
Blog - John Bonnar's July 8
John Bonnar | Approximately one in four households receiving social assistance, South Asian households, and Black lone parents experience moderate to severe discrimination.
Blog - Time for change July 7
Gary Shaul | Musing on past and present.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog July 7
TMC MediaWire Blogger, Zach Carter | Another stunning reminder of the U.S. economy's dire condition arrived last Thursday. The nation shed a total of 467,000 jobs in June according to the Department of Labor.
Blog - StopWar Blog July 4
Dave Markland | The CBC featured the new offensive in Helmand in tones that convey a smooth victory for the occupiers, while a New York Times piece blows away military spin on the war.
Blog - John Bonnar's July 3
John Bonnar | One participant in the protest was doubtful about public support: "We know that for Canadians Latin America doesn’t exist. Our problems don't matter in Canada. They only want to enjoy our beaches."
Blog - StopWar Blog July 3
Dave Markland | A recent poll of 3,200 Afghans found a large majority of Afghans want the government to make amends with the Taliban.
Blog - John Bonnar's July 2
John Bonnar | Canadians Concerned about Sri Lanka announces the launch of their newly formed coalition.
Blog - July 2
Ronak Ghorbani | What do diasporic Iranian students think of the uprising in Iran? At a panel discussion on June 28 in Toronto, six students were asked to give their analysis.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog July 2
TMC MediaWire Blogger, Nezua | After postponing twice, President Obama finally met with a bipartisan group of lawmakers on June 25 to discuss moving immigration reform legislation forward.
Blog - StopWar Blog July 2
Dave Markland | Allegations that CIA-trained Afghan special forces killed Kandahar police official.
Blog - StopWar Blog July 1
Dave Markland | A Canadian Press reporter is along for the ride when Canadians invade a village.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog July 1
Lindsay Beyerstein | Not all public plans are created equal. There's a fine line between competing with insurance companies and coddling them.
Blog - I Read the News Today, Oh Boy! June 30
Matthew Adams | Why not Al Franken? The court agrees, Coleman concedes (and walks away with campaign money to defend himself in court) and American progressives feel a bit lighter.
Blog - James Laxer's Blog June 30
James Laxer | A great experiment in part-time, adult education is coming to an end tomorrow. Atkinson College at York University opened its doors in 1962.