Paranoia and angst over oil and gas make it hard to deal with the twin challenges to the energy staples: climate change and Indigenous reconciliation.
Rick Salutin is a Canadian novelist, playwright and critic. He is a strong advocate of left wing causes and writes a regular column in the Toronto Star.
Justin Trudeau claims solutions to the Wet'suwet'en solidarity blockades must be found in the House of Commons; Doug Ford bungles Ontario's new license plate; Michael Bloomberg throws a weak punch.
Canada lost a sportswriter who also covered more "serious" areas, and wrote books -- Christie Blatchford -- the same week Roger Kahn died.
Something's going on in the nature of storytelling. Perhaps it is a move from the written tradition back toward the oral tradition, where things are more open-ended and chaotic.
The Trump peace plan laid out by Jared Kushner was drawn up with no voices from the Palestinian side. There is little hope of the situation improving for the Palestinian people under the plan.
Establishment Democrats fear Bernie Sanders because he calls them out as corporate lackeys. President Donald Trump's impeachment trial is a convenient distraction from Sanders' surging campaign.
Seemingly non-ideological protest movements and the urgency of the climate crisis indicate we may be moving beyond peak ideology.
There's been a growing consensus that the crash wasn't a "normal" one. The plane was new and generally reliable. Pilots were experienced. Takeoff was routine. Then crash.
It's not just about being "for the people," it's also about naming the people's enemies.
It's necessary from time to time to update the enemies list. Enemies are harder to identify when they come in casual, tech-ish garb, like Google and Uber.