Toronto police have provisionally concluded that last Sunday's murder of David Rosenzweig was not a hate crime and so the media have pretty much decamped, since the story's essence for them was never
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.
On Wall Street, in a speech about the recent cases of economic fraud and deception, President Bush felt a need to "reaffirm the basic principles and rules that make capitalism work." That sounds seri
It is striking how many Torontonians seem resentful of the recent garbage strike. You hear it often: I don't have any job guarantees so why should they? - as if misery has a right to lots of company.
The entire world of international politics is filled with inconsistencies; it is pretty much equivalent to them. If people reacted to pronouncements by world leaders on world affairs the way they do
Yesterday, we learned that Toronto's new opera house will be named after Four Seasons hotels, in genuflection to a twenty-million dollar tax write-off. "It's not just about philanthropy," said the co
Lately, the Liberals have been able to ignore any challenge from the left, due to a demoralized NDP (it would be hard to understate how depressed many members are); leaders who tended to fade from vi
Can someone please tell me what Jean and Paul have done between them in nine years in power, with no big disagreements by their own testimony, besides extending the Mulroney agenda they were hell-ben
I'd like to say a good word for government corruption, given the pasting that it's taken this week. So here it is. Corruption is so comfortable and reassuring, compared to most political news of rece
Remember Dick Cheney saying: ". . . do all that we can to ensure that . . . 9/11 never happens again." Well, I'm saying he was lying. They have chosen not to do all they can. This may sound like my p
Having pundits predict correct, certain answers to difficult questions is reassuring for our species. No one likes to feel that the important events in our lives - wars, children, Stanley Cups - are