Politics, Re-Spun: People Should Stop Attacking The Margaret Wente

It doesn’t matter that she hasn’t read Naomi Klein’s new book about climate change. It doesn’t matter because the internet of things. It doesn’t matter because most of what’s important in the world is in the comment section of news stories, not the stories themselves. We all know journalists are biased anyways. She is a ...

Politics, Re-Spun: Can We Stop Treating Women Like Meat? Now? Maybe? Please?

Women-as-sex-meat, 2014 edition begins now. The #FacePalm is appropriate. It’s nothing new, but when can media just stop. Maybe when it’s no longer profitable? We need a revolution in media by boycotting all venues that perpetuate the women-as-sex-meat theme. Here’s what’s new, this time with Eugenie Bouchard and Cate Blanchett. “You’re getting a lot of ...

Politics, Re-Spun: Thriving, not surviving

Thriving, not surviving the slow cello accompaniment wasn’t haunting it wasn’t doubtful it was the soundtrack for the path she was on and it was trapped in a coda trying to find some gravitas instead of just being in touch with her own integrity it was the difference between surviving and actually thriving it was ...

Politics, Re-Spun: The Content of Their Character

Represent! I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. – Martin Luther King Jr., I Have a Dream, 1963 What has been most disappointing since I first heard ...

Ken Chapman: Edward Snowden, Freedom and the Media’s Manufacture of Meaning

There is no doubt there is a need for fear, or at least anxiety, over our government’s secret intrusion into our online personal lives.  Yes the Government of Canada too, not just the United States, is doing this. Reassurances from those perpetuating this travesty say that the surveillance is only on foreigners, not citizens is ...

Ken Chapman: Edward Snowden, Freedom and the Media’s Manufacture of Meaning

There is no doubt there is a need for fear, or at least anxiety, over our government’s secret intrusion into our online personal lives.  Yes the Government of Canada too, not just the United States, is doing this. Reassurances from those perpetuating this travesty say that the surveillance is only on foreigners, not citizens is ...

Akaash Maharaj - Practical Idealism: Akaash Maharaj: Margaret Thatcher’s Verdict on the Liberal Party of Canada

My article in the Globe and Mail: My one conversation with Margaret Thatcher about the Liberal Party of Canada began with a chill in the air, and ended with our host mopping his brow. We were all polite, but there were daggers behind the smiles and venom coiled around the courtesy…The news of her death, ...

Akaash Maharaj - Practical Idealism: Akaash Maharaj – Advisory: New Leadership for the GOPAC Global Secretariat

I am enormously grateful to the Board of the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption for their confidence in naming me their Executive Director, and I will work tirelessly to justify their faith. I feel deeply privileged to have a chance to work with GOPAC’s global alliance of democratically elected parliamentarians to fight political corruption ...

Politics, Re-Spun: Who’s Running BC?

It has been a month of amateurish politics starting with the government posting the auditor-general’s job. Then this week the government backed down several steps to keep from ejecting the well-respected A-G John Doyle from his chair with an attempt at saving face by changing the legislation surrounding his appointment. As if they meant to ...

Impolitical: Brooks with a stinker column

A real head shaker of a column today from David Brooks as the U.S. campaign enters its last week: “The Upside of Opportunism.” Basically, Brooks writes that Romney is more likely to get stuff done if he’s elected President because Republicans in the House will go along with him. And Democrats in the Senate will ...

Canadian Progressive World: Hundreds of Canadian women join RCMP harassment lawsuit

In March, Janet Merlo, a 19-year with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), filed a lawsuit against Canada’s national police force. In May, Corporal Catherine Galliford filed a claim of being sexually harassed by her male superiors during her 16 year career with the RCMP. Now hundreds of current and former female Mounties from across Canada have launched ...

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: RCMP’s Misogynistic Response to Gillford Sexual Harassment Claim

In May, Corporal Catherine Galliford filed a claim of being sexually harassed by her male superiors during her 16 year career with our national police force, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Predictably, the responses from the four accused Mounties is denial. But, in this country famous for compassion, how are we supposed to understand ...

CalgaryLiberal: Raj Rescues Folks in Rollover

Earlier today Raj Sherman help rescue three people who had rolled off the road on Highway 2 (Calgary Herald). This is one of the reasons why I really like Raj Sherman as a human being: this selfless, service above self attitude he has, where he was on a schedule to be at an event (that had a ...

Blunt Objects: Guilty Before Proven Innocent… No, Wait, Just Guilty

Because you know that even if its proven the NDP are not the culprits behind the Anon twitter account @vikileaks30, John Baird will most likely not apologize and retract his remarks. The evidence provided by the Ottawa Citizen’s investigation into the Vikileaks account is ridiculous, as well. Here’s what they’re saying: Aside from being used ...