Politics and its Discontents: The Globe and Mail: A Study in Vindictiveness

As one well-acquainted with the scourge of depression and the toll it takes on both the sufferer and his/her family, it was with great interest that I recently read Jan Wong’s account of her struggle with the disease in Out of the Blue. In what I view as an act of personal courage, the former ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Another Globe Writer In Dutch

Last week, Leah Maclaren  used a free lance piece in the Globe real estate section to market her own home.  This week, scandal plagued public editor Sylvia Stead will be writing a note  saying that it was all an “unintentional” oversight, even though the Globe was plugging her piece in its front section. Mind you, the fact that Stead is ...

What happened to Dan Gardner? The only reasonable man in the room is riding off the rails.

I had the greatest respect for Dan Gardner. He wrote such compelling newspaper columns that I, Mr. Short Attention Span, attempted to read his book Future Babble. I actually understood most of it and continued to look forward to his newspaper articles. His writing was an oasis of progressive thought in the middle of Conservative ...