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Column: when the Internet becomes a mob

In the social media era – in our mad rush to judgment – people get ground up and spat out. Happens all the time. Happens too often. Ask ?Aziz Ansari, the Muslim comedian and author whose career now lies in rubble, because some nameless, feckless young woman decided to punish him for what, in a... View Article

Trudeau to encourage investment in Canada as he heads to Davos

At the annual meeting of the global political and economic elite, Trudeau is expected to promote the themes of the G7 meeting Canada will host this year. The post Trudeau to encourage investment in Canada as he heads to Davos appeared first on Macleans.ca.

The book I will write one day

I fantasize about writing a novel in which the main character knocks cell phones out of the hands of distracted people who are walking towards her. She would be regarded as more of a terrorist than Osama bin Laden. Postscript: This post was written entirely on a call phone. My personal theory is that cellphones... View Article

Will a federal government shutdown damage the U.S. economy?

Opinion: The impact of a shutdown depends on whether employees are paid their foregone wages after it ends—and how long it lasts The post Will a federal government shutdown damage the U.S. economy? appeared first on Macleans.ca.

We get letters

And the looser appreciates every single one!

Where we were a year ago

Right now, Lisa and me are in the US, trying to get back to Canada. Trump said he’d run the government like one of his businesses, and he sure did – the government is shut down. A year ago, however, Lisa and our daughter Emma were in Washington, marching with hundreds of other Canadian women.... View Article

U.S. government shutdown begins on first anniversary of Trump inauguration

Democrat and Republican finger-pointing over responsibility for the shutdown came quickly The post U.S. government shutdown begins on first anniversary of Trump inauguration appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Justin Trudeau should read the Charter of Rights

Stephen Maher: The Liberals are choosing to play politics with summer camp funding, and taking a stupid legal risk in the process The post Justin Trudeau should read the Charter of Rights appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Laura Miller wins!

We’re way down here in Florida, but we have friends in courtroom 125 in frosty Toronto. And the result is in: Judge Timothy Lipson has ruled that Laura is not guilty on both counts. Thank God. And here’s what I wrote about why a couple years ago. Remember that old Sixties line? You know, the... View Article

Maximum Rock’n’Roll: new SFH album is “solid punk rock”!

Holy crap! Maximum Rock’n’Roll is the bible of punk and hardcore – and they like the new SFH record, Kinda Suck! …straightforward punk rock…melodic and catchy, just like the Canadians like it…if you’re a fan of the band or just a fan of solid punk rock, you’ll enjoy this one. Woot! You can get the... View Article

Barry Sherman’s death is forcing the lobbying commissioner to make a tough decision

Nancy Bélanger tells court she'll decide by Feb. 2 whether to keep investigating Sherman’s cash-for-access fundraiser featuring Justin Trudeau The post Barry Sherman’s death is forcing the lobbying commissioner to make a tough decision appeared first on Macleans.ca.

A year of protests against President Donald Trump, in photos

Donald Trump’s media-hungry presidency made him the perfect foil for demonstrators looking to grab attention worldwide. Here’s how they depicted him. (PLEASE NOTE: This gallery contains nudity) The post A year of protests against President Donald Trump, in photos appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Trudeau government stands firm in clash with faith-based groups over summer jobs

Labour Minister Patty Hajdu says the government is "very comfortable" with a new summer jobs rule that has religious organizations fuming The post Trudeau government stands firm in clash with faith-based groups over summer jobs appeared first on Macleans.ca.

President Donald Trump’s wild first year in photos

From the glowing orb to the paper towel pitch, Donald Trump’s first year in the White House gave us some unforgettable images. Here are some of the greatest hits. The post President Donald Trump’s wild first year in photos appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Sorbara out

This had been a long time coming, I’d been told. There were several campaign managers but no single campaign strategy. There were other problems, too. Anyway. Pat was the one who knew how to take advantage of the PC’s self-immolating 100,000 job cuts promise in 2014. She deserves credit for that. Anyway: Chad Walsh. Know... View Article

Anti-gay discriminators now complaining about getting a taste of their own medicine re: Canada Summer Jobs program

For decades if not centuries, social conservatives and devoutly religious types have led the charge in favour of discrimination against LGBT people. They have fought tooth and nail to ruin the lives of people like me. They regularly threw vulnerable LGBT youth out of their own families, homes, businesses, schools, churches and other organizations. Show More Summary

Neo-Nazi hate rag: Canadian Jewish News has the latest

A quick summary, also provided to Paul at CJN: the Criminal Code charges for promoting hatred against women and Jews are going ahead with a hearing in February the criminal charge for uttering death threats – initiated by Lisa and I – is also going to another court hearing in February the panel reviewing the... View Article

Donna Ferrato: ‘What is wrong with white women?’

Donna Ferrato, the renowned photographer known for her work on domestic violence, looks back on the Women’s March as the ‘the end’ The post Donna Ferrato: ‘What is wrong with white women?’ appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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