Archive for November 2010

Hey MSNBC, you’ve made your point — Put Keith Olbermann Back On The Air NOW!

Nov 7th, 2010 | By | Category: USA Today

On one view of life in the cooler northern wilderness, we ought not let our minds linger too long in the southern heat of US politics. But of course what happens down there has vast influence on us up here. When we Canadians travel in the wider global village everyone thinks we are Americans anyway. […]



Is Dalton McGuinty doomed?

Nov 5th, 2010 | By | Category: In Brief

Jim Coyle at the Toronto Star is probably or even almost certainly right: Despite the “ripples through Queen’s Park” launched by  the surprise resignation of BC Premier Gordon Campbell this week, Ontario Premier Dalton “McGuinty is within a year of an election. In all likelihood, there’s too little time to change leaders. And, in any […]



“The American people always make me optimistic” .. well .. why not?

Nov 3rd, 2010 | By | Category: In Brief

“America remains a place … where the shadow of disappointment always threatens to darken the day.” So wrote Robert Pogue Harrison, Rosina Pierotti Professor in Italian Literature at Stanford University in California, in the October 28, 2010 issue of the New York Review of Books.” On the old Frank Underhill theory that “practically all Canadians […]