Romney’s binders full of excuses

By Elizabeth Scott

Since the second presidential debate on Oct. 16, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s press service has been working tirelessly to douse the inferno sparked by the former governor’s “binders full of women” comment.
 When asked about efforts to promote equality of women in the workplace, Romney claimed he sought the help and support of various… Continue reading Romney’s binders full of excuses

Guilty pleasures

By Tamara Cottle

The spectre of the transatlantic slave trade and colonialism in Africa is supposed to be locked in the tomb of the past. The inhumane subjugation of people for luxuries like sugar, tobacco and cocoa is something no one wants to think about — but it happened, and it’s still happening to children. 
 In 2000,… Continue reading Guilty pleasures

Editorial: When enough is enough

By Gauntlet Editorial Board

Seasons change, cabinets shuffle and federal Conservative Member of Parliament Rob Anders misplaces the half-dozen or so brain cells left in his possession long enough to embarrass himself in public. It’s an almost soothing rhythm in Canadian political life. 
 Devoting another editorial to Rob Anders may seem like picking scabs, but lately it feels… Continue reading Editorial: When enough is enough

U of C rowing club cutting into competition

By Fabian Mayer

The University of Calgary boasts many club sport teams, from Nordic skiing to tennis. However, one of the most unique programs is the U of C rowing club.
 A prairie university seems an unlikely place for a sport that requires ice-free bodies of water, a difficult thing to find during most of the university calendar.
… Continue reading U of C rowing club cutting into competition

Spun: Taylor Swift

By Taylor McKee

Like it or not, Taylor Swift is an inescapable part of pop-radio — you will hear her on virtually any mainstream radio station. But when one considers her pop counterparts — think Katy Perry, Ke$ha or Justin Bieber — Swift is clearly a cut above. 
 In her fourth studio album, Red, Swift continues to… Continue reading Spun: Taylor Swift