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Timothy Geithner's Warburg Pincus May Profit from Tar Sands Exports

Steve Horn | Posted 01.14.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Photo Credit: Wikimedia CommonsCross-Posted from DeSmogBlogSeveral environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of ...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 12.25.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, Ebola arrived in New York City -- America's most crowded and most media-saturated metropolis. So, as word spread on Thursday, so did the hysteria. But thankfully, Ebola (or "Ebowla," as some christened it in honor of the infected doctor's sporting foray the night before his symptoms appeared) remains much harder to spread than rumor and misinformation. As threats go, Americans have a greater chance of dying from a bee sting than catching Ebola. Meanwhile, Canadians are dealing with this week's deadly shooting in Ottawa. The media response there stood in stark contrast to ours. Any changes, The Globe and Mail wrote, should not be "as a panicky reaction to a very small number of men" who "are not an existential threat." We could learn much from our northern neighbors. As we heed NY Mayor de Blasio's warning to stay calm, we should also remember Montaigne, who said, "There were many terrible things in my life, but most of them never happened."

Why Canada May Be Heading Down the "Slippery Slope" Toward American-Style Health Care

Wendell Potter | Posted 06.14.2014 | World
Wendell Potter

Like every country with an aging population, Canada will have to implement some changes to make sure care continues to be accessible and affordable, but the U.S. model is not the example Ottawa and the provinces should follow.

Media Outlets Fall For LAX Shooting Hoax

Posted 11.01.2013 | Media

The Globe and Mail and other media outlets fell for a fake tweet during the shooting at LAX on Friday. A gunman opened fire near Terminal 3, killi...

Let My Arts Coverage Go!

Howard Sherman | Posted 12.23.2012 | Arts
Howard Sherman

I urge those who have or would have paywalls to continue to treat the arts as a loss leader and maintain that coverage online for free or almost free, outside of local and national news, business coverage and sports.

Canadians Now Richer Than You

Bloomberg View | Stephen Marche | Posted 07.17.2012 | Business


Denial of Facts Is No Way to Understand Science

James Hoggan | Posted 02.06.2012 | Green
James Hoggan

There was a time when I couldn't understand what motivated writers like Margaret Wente to stand so firmly against such clear and solid science. The psychology of "confirmation bias" has provided the answer for me.

Lucia Graves

Global Leaders Call On Canada To Fight Climate Change In New Ad | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.30.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- African leaders including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Jay Naidoo of former President Nelson Mandela's cabinet, and Zwelinzima Vavi, general...

A Deadly Dance: A Dance With Dragons by George R.R. Martin

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 09.16.2011 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

Was it worth the wait? That is likely the most burning question facing readers of George R. R. Martin's mammoth Song of Ice and Fire series regarding its fifth and latest installment, A Dance with Dragons.

Behind The Globe And Mail's Award-Winning Stories

Globe and Mail | Posted 07.14.2011 | Media

Globe and Mail journalists won five National Newspaper Awards for 2010. The Globe was also on the short list of finalists for six other awards. Here a...

A Well-Written Story Poorly Told

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

The Bolitar audiobooks are Twitter-talking, cheeky-sleuth mysteries at their best and require an often light, irreverent touch in narration.

Electronics Changes Books, Bookstores and Publishing for Christmas 2009

Giles Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Giles Slade

On the day before Christmas, I realized I didn't have a present for my friend, Tom Harapnuik, who'd given me a copy of Mark Bauerlein's The Dumbest Ge...

A Magical Night of Music and Another Triumph for Toronto: The Grand Opening of The Royal Conservatory of Music's Koerner Hall

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marissa Bronfman

Friday night's grand opening of The Royal Conservatory of Music's Koerner Hall proved that Toronto has truly become one of the world's top cities for the performing arts.

Is it Time to Invent a New Masculinity?

Sean McManus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sean McManus

The new economy is a tough place for these old-fashioned guys. That's why it's important that we work together to create a new kind of masculinity, not defined by "infants in Morissey onesies."

Canada's Globe And Mail Replaces Editor

AP | ROB GILLIES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

TORONTO — The publisher of Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper says editor in chief Ed Greenspon is stepping down. The newspaper's publisher and ...

How to Save Lit Mags

Caleb Das | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Caleb Das

Literary sites shouldn't behave as if they are some kind of living archive.

I Wish Obama Would Kiss Me

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

Blame it on the Year of the Ox - or the year of hugs and kisses, "ox", as I'm calling it. What got me started was seeing how so many commentators are...