It's not just about being "for the people," it's also about naming the people's enemies.
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.
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.
The embarrassment isn't in what Justin Trudeau said about Donald Trump, it's what he said about NATO when he spoke the next morning to clean up the mess, with his grown-up face on.
This is a column about how social change sneaks up on you. As Hemingway's character said of how you go bankrupt: Gradually, then suddenly. Hockey has been the most glacial sport in this respect.
Anti-Semitism doesn't go away but it waxes, wanes, and transforms. That's its power. It's a version of racism but with particular features, always capable of surprises.
Don Cherry wasn't always "Don Cherry." Long before Coach's Corner, Cherry was just a coach for the Boston Bruins.
The Trump impeachment frenzy in the U.S. among Democrats, especially by party heavies like Nancy Pelosi, makes zero sense on its face.
Part of sports' appeal is that in it, merit is more or less rewarded, far more than in areas like business, health, or politics. But merit doesn't rule, and when you win, chance plays a part.
An impressive consensus, about 65 per cent, on basics like climate, was spread across at least four parties, determined to throttle each other.
Two-thirds of Canadians agree broadly on a "progressive" agenda, but consensus is spread across multiple parties -- and due to our electoral system, the remaining 30 per cent can acquire power anyway.