Politics and its Discontents: The Assault on Reason

Yesterday I wrote a post on the important role education plays in the development of critical thinking skills, skills that are crucial for anyone who aspires to being something more than a puppet of government and corporate propaganda. Unfortunately, as I noted, current education reforms under consideration in Ontario will undermine the building of those ...

Politics and its Discontents: A Sage Observation

Paul Kahnert of Markham has an uncommonly apt observation in this morning’s Star, one that I’m sure the ideologues leading us both federally and provincially will choose to ignore: Re: Canada’s idle threat, Business Aug. 25 It’s time to reverse corporate tax cuts. David Olive’s article was proof positive that tax cuts don’t work. Weren’t ...

Politics and its Discontents: Thomas Walkom’s Budget Analysis

Earlier today I wrote a post congratulating The Toronto Star for its journalistic integrity and the crucial role it plays in helping to keep citizens informed of the important issues affecting our country. Columnist Thomas Walkom, who epitomizes that integrity, has written his analysis of the federal budget, reminding us all of the subtle yet ...