Linda McQuaig

Dec 19, 2005

We should speak truth to power more often

There's a school of thought that feels, even when the U.S. does bad things in the world, we should look the other way and keep our eyes cast demurely downward. If Washington chooses to invade Iraq, t
Dec 12, 2005

Keep for-profit centres at bay

There are more than one million preschoolers in Canada whose mothers work outside the home. Do we know what's happening to these kids while their mothers work? We should. What's happening to them wil
Dec 5, 2005

Emissions don't respect borders

No doubt some people would adamantly deny the need for mandatory worldwide action against climate change, even as freezing flood waters engulfed them. This scenario is no longer far-fetched. As we e
Oct 24, 2005

How to loosen American grip on our energy?

When it comes to oil, the Middle East is where the action is. Or as Dick Cheney once put it — before he was vice-president and became careful about saying such things — the Middle East is &
Sep 26, 2005

Tax cuts would be better spent on homeless

An amazing thing happened last spring. Fearing it was about to be toppled, the minority Liberal government of Paul Martin gave in to NDP leader Jack Layton's demand that almost $5 billion in corporat
Sep 12, 2005

The right meets its match

While 9/11 prompted the Bush administration to unleash the full resources of America in response, the deadly Katrina crisis had trouble catching Bush's attention. But then 9/11 was quickly spotted as
Sep 5, 2005

Why the U.S. has Chavez in its crosshairs

Media reports often suggest the Bush administration dislikes Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez because it considers him undemocratic. The fact that he's sitting on the biggest oil reserve outside the
Aug 29, 2005

U.S. Congress: no soft spot for Canadians

It's often noted that the United States is so big and powerful it barely notices Canada. This sense of Canada's insignificance, drummed into us constantly by our media commentators, has helped fuel
Aug 15, 2005

The cure lies in better social policy

The state of Oklahoma recently passed a law preventing property owners from banning guns from their own property. Among other things, this means that a day-care centre won't be allowed to keep guns o
Jul 25, 2005

System holds many possibilities for abuse

The horrors of Soviet dictatorship were routinely drummed into me as a child. I recall terrifying stories of KGB agents showing up at people's homes late at night and taking them away for secret tria
Jul 18, 2005

Rove should have been fired long ago

In recent weeks, the American media have been celebrating their commitment to journalistic principles and lauding the heroism of <i>New York Times</i> reporter Judith Miller for going to jail rather
Jul 4, 2005

Bush off the hook in U.S. media

If clear evidence emerged showing George W. Bush had written in his diary that he had lied to the American people to justify his invasion of Iraq, would the U.S. media even consider that a story? I'm
Jun 27, 2005

Please don't shut up

The sight of millionaire rock stars lecturing us about the plight of poor Africans seems to anger some people. That hostility is best captured in a book, written by an American right-winger, titled s


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