Monthly Archives: March 2012

Mission Accomplished! Sort of.

We interrupt this program to bring you an information bulletin from the Department of National Defence. Here is the bulletin: a Canadian naval submarine has successfully fired a torpedo. That is all. Well, actually more than one torpedo as the … Continue reading

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Vote suppression: the real problem in robocalls

My column in The Chronicle Herald today is about the philosophy behind voter suppression tactics like robo-calling with negative messages, attack ads and other political chicanery. Some of the commenters are suggesting that all’s fair in love and war, and … Continue reading

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Really, Mr. Dunne? Media hype about submarines?

So, media reporting about submarine accidents and damage from an underwater grounding is just so much uninformed, misinformed hype, Tim Dunne? Dunne wrote in The Chronicle Herald op-ed page on the weekend how the grounding of HMCS Corner Brook was … Continue reading

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