Politics and its Discontents: And Now For You Youngsters Out There

Those words, or something very similar, were often uttered by Ed Sullivan when he had an act that would appeal to a youthful demographic. People of a certain age, or, because the Mound of Sound recently chided me about my use of euphemisms, old farts like me, will remember those times. Today, it is hard ...

Politics and its Discontents: Rick Mercer’s Solution To Voter Apathy

Sure beats the ‘Fair’ Elections Act: Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: True On Both Sides Of The Border

Substitute parliamentary democracy for republic and Bill Maher’s words are a stinging indictment of apathetic Canadians. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Sunday Afternoon Tea With Bertolt Brecht

A little something to share with those nearest and dearest who are disengaged, so to speak: Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: So You’re Not Interested in Politics, Eh?

Oh yes, I am in a bit of a scolding mood this morning, and the object of my vituperation is that substantial group of Canadians who demonstrate their apolitical natures by sitting out elections. You know who you are: the ones with an array of excuses for not rousing yourselves from the couch – I’m ...