Rick Salutin March 13
The novel coronavirus acts by its own lights. Beyond that, much depends on how we react to it.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan March 12
Pundits and Democratic party elites are demanding Bernie Sanders drop out of the Democratic primary nomination contest, and calling for an abrupt cancellation of the remaining primaries and debates.
Linda McQuaig March 12
For seven decades, Connaught Labs performed brilliantly on the national and international stage, contributing to medical breakthroughs and developing affordable treatments and vaccines.
Duncan Cameron March 10
Duncan Cameron
Cutting back government spending only makes economic slowdowns worse. Talk of "balanced budgets" needs to be jettisoned when people are losing their jobs.
Rick Salutin March 6
What if Bernie Sanders loses? The Vermont senator has always been a pragmatist, and has managed to make "socialist" policies politically viable in the U.S.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan March 5
A healthy populace with regular access to affordable health care is the best defence against epidemics like the COVID-19 outbreak.
Duncan Cameron March 3
Duncan Cameron
In the name of "we can't afford it," ordinary citizens in the U.S. and Canada have been cheated out of the services they need to live healthy lives.
Rodrigo Samayoa, Digital Freedom Update March 2
While the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review panel made some positive suggestions, it also made recommendations that could undermine media independence and free speech.
Rick Salutin February 28
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.
Matthew Behrens February 28
Modest-sized groups acting in solidarity have illustrated how fragile the Canadian state actually is, a lesson that, once learned, cannot be unlearned.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan February 27
The coronavirus epidemic demands a concerted, professional, fully funded global public health response. But the Trump administration appears wholly unprepared to deal with the current situation.
Pro Bono, Michael Hackl February 27
Toronto police Chief Mark Saunders recently admitted officers used facial recognition technology called Clearview AI, which mines social media for billions of personal photos.
Duncan Cameron February 25
Duncan Cameron
Environmentalists want net-zero emissions to be more than another Liberal talking point.
Rick Salutin February 21
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.
Lois Ross February 21
The National Farmers Union's latest report, "Tackling the Farm Crisis and the Climate Crisis," focuses on how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture while also improving food security.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan February 20
From Canada to Costa Rica, universal health care is already a reality. Perhaps when the U.S. presidential election is over, sensible health policy can become a reality in the U.S., too.
Duncan Cameron February 18
Duncan Cameron
The federal and B.C. governments are willfully flouting the law of Canada for a project that makes no economic sense whatsoever.
Rick Salutin February 14
Canada lost a sportswriter who also covered more "serious" areas, and wrote books -- Christie Blatchford -- the same week Roger Kahn died.
Monia Mazigh February 14
Monia Mazigh
While Trudeau was busy promoting human rights and inclusive governance in Africa, militarized RCMP officers launched a raid against Indigenous land defenders in Wet'suwet'en territory.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan February 13
During Bloomberg's tenure as New York mayor, five million predominantly black and brown youths were stopped under "stop and frisk." Now he wants communities of colour to accept his apology.
Bill Blaikie February 13
Former health minister Monique Bégin worked to get her Liberal colleagues on board with the Canada Health Act in 1984. Who in today's Liberal party is pushing for national pharmacare?
Linda McQuaig February 12
Kenney is trying to position Alberta's oil interests as Canada's real victim. Meanwhile, Indigenous protesters in Wet'suwet'en were removed from their own land by heavily-armed RCMP officers.
Duncan Cameron February 11
Duncan Cameron
After Republicans and Democrats cried wolf about "socialist" bogeymen for decades, ordinary Americans struggling amid a national affordability crisis are taking interest in Sanders' democratic vision.
Rick Salutin February 7
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.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan February 6
Iowa and New Hampshire are home to some of the oldest and whitest populations in the U.S. Those states do not represent the Democratic party's diverse supporter base.
June Chua February 5
Documentary film 'St. Louis Superman' follows the journey of activist and former Missouri state senate representative Bruce Franks Jr.
Duncan Cameron February 4
Duncan Cameron
Justin Trudeau promised in 2015 to put Canada back on the world stage after years of isolation under Stephen Harper. However, Trudeau must work harder to establish an independent voice for Canada.
Rodrigo Samayoa, Digital Freedom Update February 3
The "Five Eyes" nations, including Canada, are looking to weaken encryption protocols that keep our digital information safe.
Rick Salutin January 31
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.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan January 30
Failure to support transgender people, especially youth, can lead to a cascade of problems, from physical and mental health problems, self-harm and being victimized by discrimination and violence.

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