Harper government reopens same-sex marriage issue, promises not to reopen it

, January 12, 2012

By now, you’ve probably heard that the Harper government reversed its same-sex marriage policy this morning. In a test case launched by a lesbian couple seeking a divorce, a Department of Justice lawyer argued that their marriage isn’t legal in Canada because the couple couldn’t have legally married in England or Florida, where they reside. […]

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The Obameter

, January 22, 2009

Hey, remember when I told you about hundreddays.org? Well, cheap laughs aside, here’s a site that might actually be worth following. “PolitiFact has compiled about 500 promises that Barack Obama made during the campaign and is tracking their progress on our Obameter. We rate their status as No Action, In the Works or Stalled. Once […]

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The first hundred days

, January 20, 2009

“Look at all these Obama t-shirts,” Kate said as we were walking up Yonge Street the other night. “Every one of them’s got a different slogan under his picture.” “Yeah,” I said. “I guess there’s no shortage of inspiring words that you can put on a shirt with his face.” “You know what?” she said. […]

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Last chance at an easy target

, January 19, 2009

Better writers than me will no doubt celebrate the significance of Barack Obama becoming the Forty-Fourth President of the United States immediately after Martin Luther King Day. Angrier and/or lazier writers than me, on the other hand, would no doubt prefer to get their cheap shots in against the worst president in history while they […]

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