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...

It could be worse

“The old gray mare, she ain’t what she used to be.” —Children’s ditty. You have to feel sorry for Barack Obama. It wasn’t so long ago,...

Failing grades

“We don’t need no education, we don’t need no thought control.” — Pink Floyd. A university lecturer at Memorial University in St. John’s, Nfld. was...

Feral politics

“Politics makes for strange bedfellows.” Charles Warner twisting Shakespeare’s “Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.” Eyeing the possible merger talks between the Liberals and...

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...