The seeds of greed

“L’état, c’est moi,” Louis XIV, in a moment of grandeur candour. There’s a good reason why professional athletes are generally only signed for a few...

Where our gaze will take us

“What, me worry?” — Alfred E. Newman. The iconic gap toothed smile and insouciant devil-may-care attitude of the ginger everyman who graced MAD magazine covers...

The upper house needs renos

“Publish and be damned!” — Duke of Wellington daring a blackmailer. In the olden days, politicians, monarchs and autocrats could and would use their power...

A crack in the crystal ball

“Dogs know what to do with polls.” John Diefenbaker being punny. The only groups feeling worse than the NDP in the wake of the surprising...

Looking below the surface

“Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.” —...