I hate partisans; all of them, no matter what ideology they champion. Ever since I started writing freelance and speaking directly with editors 17 years ago, I have had a profound distaste for people who allow their political leanings to impact their ability to stay...
For political leaders, conventional wisdom used to rely heavily on the notion that compromise was both a safe approach, and a tool used for political longevity.
After a somewhat promising debate in Nevada, the Democratic Party virtually imploded last night as candidates desperately tried to light a spark under their campaigns, mostly by relentlessly attacking each other while interrupting one incoherent sentence with yet another incoherent sentence.
I know at least a dozen journalists, reporters and writers who have received unsolicited, honest advice from Blatchford over the past couple decades, and contrary to the opinions of all those insipid, lazy ideologues on social media, there was nothing mean-spirited about her.
That image of Kobe and his daughter in heaven, playing basketball, smiling at each other with love – if that idea is only possible through belief then so be it.
The irony in this ridiculous controversy is that Gervais was probably the most authentic progressive-minded person in that room.
Nobody wants to call out an Indigenous woman in 2019. Just the idea of doing so is wrought with booby traps and a sense of pointlessness. But really, what she is doing is indefensible, unless you admit to wanting to coddle her, which is prejudicial and condescending.
Keeping a family together and happy can be challenging. Sometimes it can feel like bliss, and other times it can seem as rocky as that driveway that leads to our family pond.
In modern politics, nuance is often seen as weakness; an inability to hone and polish the courage of your convictions. But for many of us, the opposite is true.