Politics and its Discontents: Barney Frank Asks An Awkward Question

I have a question of my own: why doesn’t Canada have someone like Frank willing to speak truth to power? Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Elizabeth Warren

With each story that I read about her, my respect for Elizabeth Warren grows. Would that Canada had someone similar to inspire us. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: ‘Paying’ For Their Crimes?

It doesn’t take a cynic to realize that justice can be anything other than even-handed. We all know, for example, that there is a disproportionate percentage of people populating North American jails who are from the underclass, both white and non-white. The ability to ‘buy’ justice by engaging high-priced counsel is reserved for only a ...

Red Tory v.3.0.3: Too Crooked to Fail

Matt Taibbi on MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan show the other day talking about the systemic culture of corruption in the financial sector and how it’s rewarded and effectively encouraged by the American government. In his latest Rolling Stone article (which is a must read) Taibbi describes Bank of America as “a hypergluttonous ward of the state ...