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Fiscal magic and voodoo

There is no creature on earth more risk-averse than a politician in government. Likewise, there is no one more likely to make expensive promises without the resources to make good on them.

How do they rationalize both positions? They rely on magic and voodoo. READ

The winds of change

There’s no free ride when it comes to generating energy. Even the cleanest sources have environmental consequences. READ

A matter of integrity

If anyone enjoys the cut and thrust of partisan debate, it would be two former Wildrose MLAs from Central Alberta, Joe Anglin and Kerry Towle. Anglin has been regarded as sort of a lone wolf for some time now, so it’s fitting that if he could not sit as a member of the Wildrose Party for which he was first elected, he would sit as an independent. READ

A real-time movie plot

Here’s the bare bones of a movie plot I’ve dreamed up. OK, I didn’t dream it up — as you can see from the headlines, this is actually happening. READ

Punishment fits crime

The case of self-admitted “arrogant pissant” Justin Bourque signals a new era for Canada’s criminal justice system, which now has the power to lock up killers and throw away the keys. READ

Profitable pot revolution

When actors Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper hit the road on their choppers in the counterculture film Easy Rider, they cruised onto the big screen at the heart of the rise of recreational drug use, with marijuana at its epicentre. READ

Canadian workers first

Almost 30 years at her job apparently wasn’t enough to prevent Sandy Nelson from being replaced by the Harper government’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program. READ

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