Archive for March 2018

Blue Jays 2018 : Stocked with talent and caveats, they could be either contenders or pretenders .. or just a team in limbo

Mar 29th, 2018 | By Rob Sparrow | Category: In Brief

From the outset of 2017 something was amiss. The day before the first full-squad workout in the spring, all-star Josh Donaldson suffered a tear in his right calf and did not find his stride until late July. Then Canadian Blue Jay prospect Dalton Pompey suffered a concussion at the World Baseball Classic and spent the [...]



Is Stormy Daniels on the edge of a real political career at last?

Mar 24th, 2018 | By Citizen X | Category: In Brief

Some time ago (and along with others no doubt) I began to ponder the possibility that in order to defeat Donald Trump and his wrong side of history, democracy in America has to come up with someone who is both as crazy and yet strangely talented as he is. After I saw an especially good [...]



Jill Lepore’s three lectures in Toronto .. in the shadow of the new Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford ..

Mar 21st, 2018 | By L. Frank Bunting | Category: In Brief

The thing to remember about the United States of America when it intermittently seems on the verge of civil war (metaphorically at least?) is that it is in the end a very complex place, full of many different real-world human beings. For every “Ugly American” there are at least a few and often enough many [...]



Are we down to the wire on Ontario PC leadership yet? (Yes .. and believe it or not Doug Ford has won .. finally)

Mar 9th, 2018 | By Randall White | Category: In Brief

GANATSEKWYAGON, ON. FRI 9 MAR 18. 5:45 PM ET. [UPDATED 7:55 PM ; SAT 10 MAR, 5:20 PM ET ; SUN 11 MAR, 2/3 AM ET/EDT]. It fits with all the strange things which have happened so far in the quite bizarre surprise Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership race of 2018 that, less than 24 hours [...]



Is rocky Ontario PC leadership race foolishly turning into “A Red Tory Living In A Blue Tory Nightmare”?

Mar 4th, 2018 | By Randall White | Category: In Brief

GANATSEKWYAGON, ON. SUN 4 MARCH 2018. 12:00 PM ET.  Just after noon yesterday the Canadian Press reported : “Ontario’s Progressive Conservative party is giving members even more time to sign up to cast their vote for a new leader.” The report went on : “The party has already extended the voter registration deadline once, pushing [...]