Political point of view: Why can’t Johnny read?

“We don’t need no education, we don’t need no thought control.” Pink Floyd. Students of today should be very glad they don’t have to...

Our precious planet?

“If a tree falls in the forest, can you hear it?” — Bruce Cockburn They say an environmentalist is a guy who has a cabin...

Questioning capitalism

“Money talks, BS walks,” popular proverb. It’s no wonder, given the faux war on drugs, the amateur war on terror and the successful war on...

Woe, the choices they’re making

“Where do we go now?” —Guns and Roses In a rare moment of maudlin sentimentality I could almost feel sorry for politicians. Given their bovine...

Politics: What happens to people when they get into government?

“Still crazy after all these years.” — Paul Simon The recent announcement by Bev Oda that she’s retiring from federal politics comes as no surprise...