In politics, as in sports, off-season is the season of hope. A time when everything is possible. It is the hour of pure theory: What if we combine two parties? What if we change our name? What about
Rick Salutin is a Canadian novelist, playwright and critic. He is a strong advocate of left wing causes and writes a regular column in the Toronto Star.
This week the Alliance and Conservative parties got together to talk about uniting the right under a new name. People in the NDP talked about creating a new party and uniting the right. But no matter
U.S. politics' sole genius is the ability to generate high-speed drama from from a standing start. Last week's Jim Jeffords story proved one thing: the high drama of a political event is in inverse p
Bad press for proportional representation. Workers' right to choose. Politics at the People's Summit. Settlements, violence and the power of the state of Isreal. Did the media really do in Stockwell
Violence simmers in hockey, then it bursts out, then it simmers some more. I'm always amazed at the number of people I go to hockey games with - many, given my circles, of a left-wing or even pacifis
There is something obscene about turning a work of art into a product for sale, even though it happens all the time.
Two guys who inspired one columnist to be a columnist.
The worst thing ChrÃ©tien can say about the protesters is that they are going to Quebec to have a good time - as if enjoying yourself while doing something significant is unthinkable.
The current debate about hockey's dapper host and his alleged favouritism isn't about the game and it isn't about bias. It's about the human condition.
<i>Maclean's</i> began its issue on "The Leaders" with: "That every federal election is about leadership is axiomatic." Well, axioms are worth challenging — parallel lines never intersect, the f