Monthly Archives: July 2004

Students need a summer break

Oh great. Here’s an idea for school reform so bad it’s bound to prevail. Get rid of summer vacation. Yup. There’s a winner in the anti-fun, make-life-dismal sweepstakes. Coming soon to a faculty of education near you.
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Sticks and stones might hurt Iran

Our government is weighing its options with regard to Iran. Against a feather, I suspect.
It’s not necessarily an indictment of our foreign policy. There are some 200 nations in the world and they can’t all be important. Besides, Iran is … Continue reading

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Here’s a sneak peek at Canada’s latest reality TV show

He’s not a politician solving Canada’s health-care crisis, but he’s going to play one on TV. Yes, that’s right. It’s Paul Martin, whose latest brain wave is to summon Canada’s premiers to a historic health summit starting Sept. 13 and … Continue reading

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Watch yer backs, gardeners, I’m on to youse

On the surface Bytown’s a friendly, peaceful, normal kind of place. The sort of burg where you’d settle down, raise a couple of taxes, keep your dog away from the water and license your cat. But behind the facade of … Continue reading

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Arthur sinks the Titanic at Troy in Patriot Love of schlock

Across a misty Avalon lake a barge glides gently over dark waters though no wind stirs its sails. Within, in shimmering armour, lies King Arthur, fatally wounded by a movie camera. On shore, three knights discuss his fate.
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