Fighting for a free and open media

It is not uncommon to hear accusations of bias directed towards news media organizations in North America. From the CBC as a socialist mouthpiece to Fox News’ right-wing corporate agenda, it seems no media outlet is able to escape at least some finger pointing. Although there are exceptions, these types of accusations are frequently based… Continue reading Fighting for a free and open media

The birth of the atheist evangelical

It’s Saturday morning and you’re feeling great. Not much to do except relax with a good book, or perhaps meet some friends for coffee at your favourite local joint. A knock at the door, however, interrupts your daydream. It is the knock of someone with much experience knocking. You peer through the window and see… Continue reading The birth of the atheist evangelical

Losing track of love: problems with Cali’s Prop 8

Last Tuesday voters in the United States showed the world that democracy can, in fact, work. The American dream– the ability to achieve greatness from meagre beginnings– was shown to be alive and well. In two short months a man, whose candidacy 10 years ago would have been inconceivable and 50 years ago would have… Continue reading Losing track of love: problems with Cali’s Prop 8

Strange endorsement

Though his campaign is lagging behind that of front-runner Barack Obama, John McCain did manage to score a small victory last week, winning the endorsement of the much sought after terrorist demographic. The Washington Post reported last Wednesday that a commentary on the al-Qaeda linked al-Hesbah website claimed, “al-Qaeda will have to support McCain in… Continue reading Strange endorsement

Voting blind

Soon enough the federal election will be over and we will be able to switch from arguing about politics to arguing why nobody gives a shit about politics. Three of the last four Canadian federal elections have set the record for lowest voter turnout and while the 2006 election reversed the historic trend, still less… Continue reading Voting blind