Saturday, November 29, 2008

Cheating Scandals Raise New Questions about Honesty, Security of Internet Gambling - washingtonpost.com

November 30th, 2008
Cheating Scandals Raise New Questions about Honesty, Security of Internet Gambling - washingtonpost.com
Gilbert M. Gaul

GOP Looks to Young Louisiana Gov. Jindal as Its Own Version of Obama - washingtonpost.com

November 30th, 2008
GOP Looks to Young Louisiana Gov. Jindal as Its Own Version of Obama - washingtonpost.com
Michael Leahy

TheStar.com | News | Reincarnation in the superhero realm

November 29th, 2008
TheStar.com | News | Reincarnation in the superhero realm
Brett Popplewell

TheStar.com | Ideas | Want to help? Leave that lunch at home

November 29th, 2008
TheStar.com | Ideas | Want to help? Leave that lunch at home
Daniel Dale

TheStar.com | Ideas | What would FDR do?

November 29th, 2008
TheStar.com | Ideas | What would FDR do?Thomas Walkom

Getting smashed is no way to spend holidays | Ted Woloshyn | Columnists | Comment | Toronto Sun

November 29th, 2008
Getting smashed is no way to spend holidays | Ted Woloshyn | Columnists | Comment | Toronto Sun

Wrestling tradition continues with confident Smith - Wrestling - MiamiHerald.com

November 26th, 2008
Wrestling tradition continues with confident Smith - Wrestling - MiamiHerald.com

Friday, November 28, 2008

Seeking a Presidential Pardon? Try Praising the Right to Bear Arms - WSJ.com

November 28th, 2008
Seeking a Presidential Pardon? Try Praising the Right to Bear Arms - WSJ.com
Amir Efrati

'Take My Position Paper, Please' - WSJ.com

November 28th, 20008
'Take My Position Paper, Please' - WSJ.com
Lee Siegel

Bush Shows a Reflective Side to an Unusual Interviewer - NYTimes.com

November 28th, 2008
Bush Shows a Reflective Side to an Unusual Interviewer - NYTimes.com
David Stout

TheStar.com | sciencetech | 2,700-year-old marijuana found in Chinese tomb

November 27th, 2008
TheStar.com | sciencetech | 2,700-year-old marijuana found in Chinese tomb
Dean Beeby

Comment:
{The 18 researchers, most of them based in China, subjected the cannabis to a battery of tests, including carbon dating and genetic analysis. Scientists also tried to germinate 100 of the seeds found in the cache, without success)

Damn!

TheStar.com | Ontario | David Frost acquitted of sexual exploitation charges

November 28th, 2008
TheStar.com | Ontario | David Frost acquitted of sexual exploitation charges
Rosie Dimanno

Who did judge believe? | Steve Simmons | Columnists | Sports | Toronto Sun

November 29th, 2008
Who did judge believe? | Steve Simmons | Columnists | Sports | Toronto Sun

Grits leaning left -- and right | Christina Blizzard | Columnists | Comment | Toronto Sun

November 28th, 2008
Grits leaning left -- and right | Christina Blizzard | Columnists | Comment | Toronto Sun

Comment:
{We have speed limits. Cops can enforce them if a trucker is driving recklessly. Jurisdictions in the U.S. such as Montana have speed limits of 70 mph. Alberta's speed limit is 110. Trucks from Ontario, though, can't keep up.

All that law does is keep U.S. trucks out of this province}

Call me a Nationalist but this actually sounds like a good idea

granma.cu - Reflections of Fidel: Total transparency

November 24th, 2008
granma.cu - Reflections of Fidel: Total transparency

Op-Ed Contributor - Dying of Consumption - NYTimes.com

November 28th, 2008
Op-Ed Contributor - Dying of Consumption - NYTimes.com
Stephen S. Roach

Video Games - Gift-Giving Ideas for Buying Video Games - Review - NYTimes.com

November 27th, 2008
Video Games - Gift-Giving Ideas for Buying Video Games - Review - NYTimes.com
Seth Schiesel

The Prestigious Design of Ferrari’s Factory - NYTimes.com

November 27th, 2008
The Prestigious Design of Ferrari’s Factory - NYTimes.com
John Tagliabue

Thursday, November 27, 2008

-:: Brampton Battalion Official Website ::

November 27th, 2008
-:: Brampton Battalion Official Website ::
Battalion's winning streak over in overtime

Bush Grants His Final Presidential Turkey Pardon - washingtonpost.com

November 27th, 2008
Bush Grants His Final Presidential Turkey Pardon - washingtonpost.com
Manuel Roig-Franzia

Dana Milbank - The President-Elect, Talking Turkey - washingtonpost.com

November 27th, 2008
Dana Milbank - The President-Elect, Talking Turkey - washingtonpost.com
Dana Milbank -- Washington Sketch

Al Kamen - In Washington, You Never Know Who's Going to End Up Being Very Important - washingtonpost.com

November 27th, 2006
Al Kamen - In Washington, You Never Know Who's Going to End Up Being Very Important - washingtonpost.com
Al Kamen

Volcker's Tough Approach As Fed Chief Upset Many - washingtonpost.com

November 27th, 2008
Volcker's Tough Approach As Fed Chief Upset Many - washingtonpost.com
Glenn Kessler

TheStar.com | Canada | PM's cutback plan: Choke rival parties

November 27th, 2008
TheStar.com | Canada | PM's cutback plan: Choke rival parties
Les Whittington
Bruce Campion-Smith

TheStar.com | Canada | Update could collapse Parliament

November 27th, 2008
TheStar.com | Canada | Update could collapse Parliament
Richard J. Brennan

TheStar.com | Canada | Tories predict recession, offer no stimulus package

November 27th, 2008
TheStar.com | Canada | Tories predict recession, offer no stimulus package
Les Whittington and Bruce Campion-Smith

-:: Brampton Battalion Official Website ::

November 26th, 2008
-:: Brampton Battalion Official Website ::
Battalion, IceDogs to renew hostilities

End threat to free speech | Peter Worthington | Columnists | News | Toronto Sun

November 27th, 2008
End threat to free speech | Peter Worthington | Columnists | News | Toronto Sun

Conservative mismanagement to blame for deficit

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

100 Notable Books of 2008 - NYTimes.com

November 26th, 2008
100 Notable Books of 2008 - NYTimes.com

Budgets Shrink for High-Priced Speakers - NYTimes.com

November 26th, 2008
Budgets Shrink for High-Priced Speakers - NYTimes.com
Motoko Rich

Dr. Pepper and the Rocker Axl Rose in a War of Hype Over ‘Chinese Democracy’ - NYTimes.com

November 26th, 2006
Dr. Pepper and the Rocker Axl Rose in a War of Hype Over ‘Chinese Democracy’ - NYTimes.com
Ben Sisario

State of the Art - No Keyboard? And You Call This a BlackBerry? - NYTimes.com

November 26th, 2006
State of the Art - No Keyboard? And You Call This a BlackBerry? - NYTimes.com
David Pogue

Beagle Proves to Be Dog Show’s Best Friend - NYTimes.com

November 26th, 2008
Beagle Proves to Be Dog Show’s Best Friend - NYTimes.com
Richard Sandomir

Solvency Issues May Jeopardize Bell Canada Deal - NYTimes.com

November 26th, 2008
Solvency Issues May Jeopardize Bell Canada Deal - NYTimes.com
Ian Austen

Much Talk of Cuomo for Clinton’s Seat, but Who’s Talking? - NYTimes.com

November 26th, 2008
Much Talk of Cuomo for Clinton’s Seat, but Who’s Talking? - NYTimes.com
Nicholas Confessore

For Biden, No Portfolio but the Role of a Counselor - NYTimes.com

November 26th, 2008
For Biden, No Portfolio but the Role of a Counselor - NYTimes.com

Karl E. Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac - Send Bill Clinton to the Senate - washingtonpost.com

November 26th, 2008
Karl E. Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac - Send Bill Clinton to the Senate - washingtonpost.com

Ruth Marcus - Michelle Obama's 'Mommy' Stamp - washingtonpost.com

November 26th, 2008
Ruth Marcus - Michelle Obama's 'Mommy' Stamp - washingtonpost.com

In Sea Exercises, A Sign for Obama - washingtonpost.com

November 26th, 2008
In Sea Exercises, A Sign for Obama - washingtonpost.com
Juan Forero

Michael Wilbon - Sometimes a Win Isn't Just a Win - washingtonpost.com

November 26th, 2008
Michael Wilbon - Sometimes a Win Isn't Just a Win - washingtonpost.com

Michael Wilbon - Two Good Men, One Tough Spot - washingtonpost.com

November 25th, 2008
Michael Wilbon - Two Good Men, One Tough Spot - washingtonpost.com

TheStar.com | News | The ideas factory in Obama's Washington

November 22nd, 2008
TheStar.com News The ideas factory in Obama's Washington
Lynda Hurst

TheStar.com | Ideas | There's something about pirates

November 22nd, 2008
TheStar.com Ideas There's something about pirates
Mitch Potter

TheStar.com | Ideas | Book explores the lure of the X-rated

November 16th, 2008
TheStar.com Ideas Book explores the lure of the X-rated
Kenneth Kidd

TheStar.com | GTA | Mild winter for Toronto?

November 26th, 2008
TheStar.com GTA Mild winter for Toronto?
Kenyon Wallace

YourHome.ca - Entertaining & Electronics - Biscotti: Once loved, twice baked Italian cookie

November 26th, 2008
YourHome.ca - Entertaining & Electronics - Biscotti: Once loved, twice baked Italian cookie
Eric Vellend

Blue Jays baseball blog

November 26th, 2008
Blue Jays baseball blog
Q&A with Richard Griffin
Richard Griffin

Comment: Nothing like warming up the winter days with a little bit of baseball chat

TheStar.com | Opinion | Football in the snow

November 26th, 2008
TheStar.com Opinion Football in the snow
Star Editorial


Comment: Get over it, football is meant to be played in inclement weather

TheStar.com | sciencetech | Amateur spots astronaut's lost tool bag

November 26th, 2008
TheStar.com sciencetech Amateur spots astronaut's lost tool bag
Jim Wilkes

TheStar.com | GTA | Family forced from car by police

November 26th, 2008
TheStar.com GTA Family forced from car by police
Jesse Mclean

TheStar.com | World | Oops! 'Pirate' ship was fishing trawler

November 26th, 2008
TheStar.com World Oops! 'Pirate' ship was fishing trawler
Muneeza Naqvi -- AP

A Toronto kingpin | Mike Filey | Columnists | Life | Toronto Sun

November 23rd, 2008
A Toronto kingpin Mike Filey Columnists Life Toronto Sun

Comment: Guelph, Ont born Tommy Ryan the inventor of 5 pin bowling

Clip: http://archives.cbc.ca/lifestyle/pastimes/clips/15874/

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

granma.cu -

November 24th, 208
granma.cu -
Reflections of Fidel: Stella Calloni

Comment: Stella Calloni; Revolution and Intervention in Latin America

-:: Brampton Battalion Official Website ::

November 25th, 2008
-:: Brampton Battalion Official Website ::
Grachev: 'Lazy penalties' cost Russians

-:: Brampton Battalion Official Website ::

November 25th, 2008
-:: Brampton Battalion Official Website ::
Grachev: 'Lazy penalties' cost Russians

Monday, November 24, 2008

We're mad as hell and we're ... | Linda Leatherdale | Columnists | Money | Toronto Sun

November 24th, 2008
We're mad as hell and we're ... Linda Leatherdale Columnists Money Toronto Sun

Comment:

{HAVE YOUR SAY:
Liberal MP Dan McTeague promises to take our "Stop the Credit Card Gouging" message to Ottawa, and Catherine Swift, CEO of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business plans to join him to hit home her crusade to stop a huge cash grab credit card companies plan for Canada's small businesses.
Let your voice be heard. Help us fight back by sending in the coupon.
---
STOP CREDIT CARD GOUGING
Please stop the gouging rates of interest charged on credit cards.
I want Ottawa to hold a new inquiry into the record spread between the Bank of Canada rate and what's charged on outstanding credit card balances.
I want Ottawa to cap credit card rates.
Name: ____________________________________
Phone number: _____________________________
Send the coupon to Linda Leatherdale, Money Editor, Toronto Sun, 333 King St. East, Toronto, M5A 3X5, or fax 416-947-1664, or e-mail: stopthegouging@sunmedia.ca }

General silence | Peter Worthington | Columnists | News | Toronto Sun

November 24th, 2008
General silence Peter Worthington Columnists News Toronto Sun

Comment:

{zipper-lipped -- a good thing at times, but leadership sometimes needs the public informed and supportive.
But those days of (relative) military openness are becoming memories.
If so, too bad, because it's our military's effectiveness in Afghanistan that has given Canada increased credibility on the world stage. }

-:: Brampton Battalion Official Website ::

November 24th, 2008
-:: Brampton Battalion Official Website ::
Pereira proud to play part in record

-:: Brampton Battalion Official Website ::

November 24th, 2008
-:: Brampton Battalion Official Website ::
Tanski powers Troops' 16th win in a row

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Why Obama Should Keep His BlackBerry - WSJ.com

November 21st, 2008
Why Obama Should Keep His BlackBerry - WSJ.com
Bruce Schneier

Tom C. Korologos - Tom C. Korologos -- A Guide to a Sane Life in the White House - washingtonpost.com

November 23rd, 2008
Tom C. Korologos - Tom C. Korologos -- A Guide to a Sane Life in the White House - washingtonpost.com

George F. Will - George Will on the Supreme Court's Abortion and Gun Rights Conundrum - washingtonpost.com

November 23rd, 2008
George F. Will - George Will on the Supreme Court's Abortion and Gun Rights Conundrum - washingtonpost.com

Comment:

{And as Lincoln said (sort of), a house divided against itself is really interesting}

Jim Hoagland - Jim Hoagland on Spain's Prime Minister - washingtonpost.com

November 23rd, 2008
Jim Hoagland - Jim Hoagland on Spain's Prime Minister - washingtonpost.com
Jim Hoagland

HealthZone.ca - Addiction - Why aren't gruesome warnings enough?

November 22nd, 2008
HealthZone.ca - Addiction - Why aren't gruesome warnings enough?
Daphne Gordon

TheStar.com | Boxing | Molitor tastes his first defeat by `better man'

November 22nd, 2008
TheStar.com Boxing Molitor tastes his first defeat by `better man'
Morgan Campbell

TheStar.com | Football | Quarterbacks Burris, Calvillo as different as West and East

November 22nd, 2008
TheStar.com Football Quarterbacks Burris, Calvillo as different as West and East
Chris Zelkovich

Apologies we'd like to hear | Ted Woloshyn | Columnists | Comment | Toronto Sun

November 22nd, 2008
Apologies we'd like to hear Ted Woloshyn Columnists Comment Toronto Sun


Comment:

WoloshynEmbezzled From Christmas Carolling Fund
Bob Rae could curb "out of control" unions like the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario

{ apologize, on this Grey Cup weekend, for not watching more CFL and less NFL. I love the CFL, but the NFL hype, the marketing, the betting lines are constantly running through my mind. I apologize for this, and I'm also sorry for sounding so easily manipulated.}

granma.cu - The meeting with Hu Jintao

November 20th, 2008
granma.cu - The meeting with Hu Jintao
Reflections by comrade Fidel: The meeting with Hu Jintao

Roundup: What We Know About iPhone 2.2 | Gadget Lab from Wired.com

November 21st, 2008
Roundup: What We Know About iPhone 2.2 Gadget Lab from Wired.com
Brian X. Chen

-:: Brampton Battalion Official Website ::

November 22nd, 2008
-:: Brampton Battalion Official Website ::
Comeback kids rally for record win

Deborah Howell - Ombudsman -- Traits of a Good Reporter - washingtonpost.com

November 22nd, 2008
Deborah Howell - Ombudsman -- Traits of a Good Reporter - washingtonpost.com

Comment: A read for every Reporter

The Friday Line: Ten Republicans To Watch - The Fix#more#more

November 21st, 2008
The Friday Line: Ten Republicans To Watch - The Fix#more#more
Chris Cillizza

Comment: Bobby Jindal #1 choice, Sarah Palin does not make the cut

Letter From Washington: Battle Plans: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker

November 17th, 2008
Letter From Washington: Battle Plans: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker
Ryan Lizza

Friday, November 21, 2008

The Forever Portfolio - Freakonomics Blog - NYTimes.com#more-3319#more-3319

November 21st, 2008
The Forever Portfolio - Freakonomics Blog - NYTimes.com#more-3319#more-3319
Stephen J. Dubner

Price Fishback: What Do the New Deal and World War II Tell Us About the Prospects for a Stimulus Package? - Freakonomics Blog - NYTimes.com#more-3329

November 21st, 2008
Price Fishback: What Do the New Deal and World War II Tell Us About the Prospects for a Stimulus Package? - Freakonomics Blog - NYTimes.com#more-3329
Steven D. Levitt

Op-Ed Contributor - Obama’s First Fumble - NYTimes.com

November 21st, 2008
Op-Ed Contributor - Obama’s First Fumble - NYTimes.com
Bryan Curtis

Comment:{But if Mr. Obama is willing to listen to the appeals of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Hugo Chávez during his first year in office, surely he can make time for the argument of a sports fan who opposes the talk-radio consensus}

36 Hours in Seattle - NYTimes.com

November 21st, 2008
36 Hours in Seattle - NYTimes.com
Matthew Preusch

Pass a Bad Budget - Go Directly to Jail? - NYTimes.com

November 21s, 2008
Pass a Bad Budget - Go Directly to Jail? - NYTimes.com
William Neuman

Comment: 3 strikes and your out

Obamas Pick Sidwell School, Ending a Washington Guessing Game - NYTimes.com

November 21st, 2008
Obamas Pick Sidwell School, Ending a Washington Guessing Game - NYTimes.com
Rachel L. Swarns

Comment: President-Elect Barack Obama finally select a school for the new runts of the White House Sasha and Malia (Quaker run Sidwell Friends School)

Clinton Is Said to Accept Offer of Secretary of State Position - NYTimes.com

November 21st, 2008
Clinton Is Said to Accept Offer of Secretary of State Position - NYTimes.com
Peter Baker

CHL News-Hodgson keys Canadian win

November 20th, 2008
CHL News-Hodgson keys Canadian win
Aaron Bell
chl.ca

Thursday, November 20, 2008

27 horses killed in blaze at western Ky. stable - Other Sports - MiamiHerald.com

November 20th, 2008
27 horses killed in blaze at western Ky. stable - Other Sports - MiamiHerald.com
Bruce Schreiner - AP

Comment:

Filly Kept Lady (Won @ Churchill Sunday), 2 year-old filly Countless Katie (Survived, burns only)

-:: Brampton Battalion Official Website ::

November 20th, 2008
-:: Brampton Battalion Official Website ::
Moore to dress for Battalion at Ottawa

-:: Brampton Battalion Official Website ::

November 19th, 2008
-:: Brampton Battalion Official Website ::
'More balanced' squad ties club record

-:: Brampton Battalion Official Website ::

November 18th, 2008
-:: Brampton Battalion Official Website ::
Trio of Troops receives NHL mention

Comment: Matt Clark, Brandon Foote and Matt Duchene

Japanese Are Irked by U.S. Interest in Pitcher - NYTimes.com

November 19th, 2008
Japanese Are Irked by U.S. Interest in Pitcher - NYTimes.com
Alan Schwarz & Brad Lefton

Editorial - Flunking the Electoral College - NYTimes.com

November 20th, 2008
Editorial - Flunking the Electoral College - NYTimes.com

Online Sites Are Waging Preholiday Price Wars - NYTimes.com

November 20th, 2008
Online Sites Are Waging Preholiday Price Wars - NYTimes.com
Claire Cain Miller & Brad Stone

Michael Kinsley - Michael Kinsley on Obama the Likely Smoker - washingtonpost.com

November 20th, 2008
Michael Kinsley - Michael Kinsley on Obama the Likely Smoker - washingtonpost.com
Let the Guy Smoke

David Ignatius - David Ignatius on Obama's Transition Reality Check - washingtonpost.com

November 20th, 2008
David Ignatius - David Ignatius on Obama's Transition Reality Check - washingtonpost.com

The Case Against Hillary - PostPartisan - Quick takes from The Post's opinion writers

November 17th, 2008
The Case Against Hillary - PostPartisan - Quick takes from The Post's opinion writers
Ignatius

Comment: Team of Rivials? Sounds silly
November 20th, 2008
Mary Ann Akers
Washington Post

Convicted Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), fresh from his defeat in a belabored reelection race, gave his last ever Senate floor speech today, bidding farewell to his colleagues and the chamber he has served in since 1968.
Stevens, who was defeated Tuesday on his 85th birthday by Democrat Mark Begich, acknowledged leaving the Senate a wounded man, convicted this month of seven felony conspiracy counts.
"I don't have any rear-view mirror, I look only forward. And I still see the day when I can remove the cloud that currently surrounds me," the often irascible senator said. "My motto has always been 'to hell with politics, just do what's right for Alaska.' And I've tried every day to live up to those words."
Stevens expressed confidence that God has more work for him to do, adding, "I look forward with a glad heart and with confidence in his justice and mercy."
The senator's speech prompted a standing ovation, tears and a stream of farewell speeches from colleagues on both sides of the aisle. The most poignant speech came from legendary fellow earmarker Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.), a dear, longtime friend of Stevens - and the longest serving member of the Senate - who turned 91 today.
Byrd, who lately has been using a wheelchair, rose on the floor as best he could to recite a personalized version of a famous Irish poem in honor of his friend: "May all the roads which you have built, Ted, rise up to meet you."
"Bless your heart, Ted," Byrd concluded. "I love you."
"Stand tall," Stevens' good friend and fellow octogenarian Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) said.
Retiring Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho), famous, of course, for his airport men's room arrest, told the story of how he came to call Stevens "Uncle Ted." Craig said he was in a cab, on his way to the Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage, when he pulled up to the curb and said out loud, "Oh my, Ted's got an airport. That's neat."
The cab driver, according to Craig, said "Do you know Uncle Ted?" Craig recalled the driver saying, "I know of no other person who has done more for my state than Uncle Ted."
"Ted Stevens now knows why I call him Uncle Ted more often than not. I view that as a much more affectionate term than Senator Stevens," Craig said, adding as he leaned over to Stevens, "I'm gonna miss you, Uncle Ted."
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called Stevens "a lion" and subtly acknowledged the Alaskan's uncanny ability to steer mounds and mounds of earmarked federal funding to his state. "He has been an advocate for his state, and that's an understatement," Reid said. "I wish nothing but the best for Ted, Catherine [his wife] and his daughter, who I've known since she was a little girl."
Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.), whose reelection contest against comedian Al Franken has now become a closely watched recount, talked about the "love" inside Ted Stevens - "the love that's in his heart." He added, "This nation has been blessed by his service."
Besides his knack for earmarking, Stevens became well known two years ago for his rambling, bizarre "
series of tubes" speech about the Internet, prompting entrepreneurial online DJ's to make this unforgettable techno remix of the speech. Though no one mentioned the episode during today's lengthy farewell fest.
Surprisingly, Stevens didn't wear his signature lucky tie for his final floor speech. But the tie was not forgotten.
"I always got a kick out of it when he wore his Incredible Hulk tie," Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said, adding, "I even liked his crankiness."
Despite his many heated tangles with colleagues who tried to kill his various attempts to steer many millions of dollars to his home state for pet projects such as the infamous "Bridge to Nowhere," Stevens and his colleagues parted ways on a high note.
"I bare no ill will toward any member of this body," Stevens said.
And by all accounts, the feeling was mutual. As Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) explained during her floor tribute to the surly Alaskan, "He's all bark and no bite."

Should Barack Obama Go To Georgia? - The Fix#more#more#more

November 20th, 2008
Should Barack Obama Go To Georgia? - The Fix#more#more#more
Chris Cillizza

TheStar.com | Opinion | Liberals stuck in the last century

November 20th, 2008
TheStar.com Opinion Liberals stuck in the last century:
Bob Hepburn

Comment: "one-member, one-vote system"

TheStar.com | Canada | Bob Rae launches bid for Liberal crown

November 20th, 2008
TheStar.com Canada Bob Rae launches bid for Liberal crown

TheStar.com | Business | Bell can squeeze downloads, CRTC rules

November 20th, 2008
TheStar.com Business Bell can squeeze downloads, CRTC rules

No Rae to avoid disaster | Lorrie Goldstein | Columnists | Comment | Toronto Sun

November 20th, 2008
No Rae to avoid disaster Lorrie Goldstein Columnists Comment Toronto Sun

Comment: Take it from a sadder but wiser Ontario, folks. Canada doesn't need more Rae Daze.

'Strong mayor' is a bully | Sue-Ann Levy | Columnists | Comment | Toronto Sun

November 20th, 2008
'Strong mayor' is a bully Sue-Ann Levy Columnists Comment Toronto Sun

Welcome back! | Mike Ganter | Columnists | Sports | Toronto Sun

November 20th, 2008
Welcome back! Mike Ganter Columnists Sports Toronto Sun

Comment: Calderon's return means ball control for Raps

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

McCain's Next Step: Re-Election in 2010 - The Fix#more#more#more

November 19th, 2008
McCain's Next Step: Re-Election in 2010 - The Fix#more#more#more
Chris Cillizza

Comment: {If a McCain-Napolitano race comes to pass, it would almost certainly be a marquee -- if not the marquee race -- of the 2010 Senate elections}

Michael Wilbon - Michael Wilbon: When Obama Talks, the BCS Should Listen - washingtonpost.com

November 19th, 2008
Michael Wilbon - Michael Wilbon: When Obama Talks, the BCS Should Listen - washingtonpost.com

Comment: Obama weights in on BCS controversy; favours playoff system

granma.cu -

November, 15th 2008
granma.cu -
The Washington Meeting
Fidel Castro

TheStar.com | Boxing | Musical Caballero promises plenty of beats in Molitor bout

November, 18th 2008
TheStar.com Boxing Musical Caballero promises plenty of beats in Molitor bout
Morgan Campbell

TheStar.com | Canada | Throne Speech pledges help for auto industry and jobless

November, 19th 2008
TheStar.com Canada Throne Speech pledges help for auto industry and jobless
Les Whittington, Bruce Campion-Smith

Comment: Check out "facts about the thron speech:" side bar

{History: The last time a monarch entered the Commons was in 1642, when King Charles I and armed supporters tried to arrest five MPs in the British House of Commons. He was rebuffed without finding the MPs and was later arrested, tried and beheaded.}

WALL-E worth the wait | Bruce Kirkland | Columnists | Entertainment | Toronto Sun

November, 19 2008
WALL-E worth the wait Bruce Kirkland Columnists Entertainment Toronto Sun

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Saturday, November 15, 2008

TheStar.com | News | Photographer captures Afghanistan graffiti

November, 15th 2008
TheStar.com News Photographer captures Afghanistan graffiti
Photo Essay by Louie Palu

George F. Will - George F. Will on Bipartisan 'Socialism' - washingtonpost.com

November, 16th 2008
George F. Will - George F. Will on Bipartisan 'Socialism' - washingtonpost.com

Comment:

{Hyperbole is not harmless; careless language bewitches the speaker's intelligence. And falsely shouting "socialism!" in a crowded theater such as Washington causes an epidemic of yawning. This is the only major industrial society that has never had a large socialist party ideologically, meaning candidly, committed to redistribution of wealth. This is partly because Americans are an aspirational, not an envious, people. It is also because the socialism we do have is the surreptitious socialism of the strong, e.g., sugar producers represented by their Washington hirelings}

David Ignatius - David Ignatius -- Terrorists Wary of Obama's Victory - washingtonpost.com

November, 16th 2008
David Ignatius - David Ignatius -- Terrorists Wary of Obama's Victory - washingtonpost.com

David S. Broder - David S. Broder -- The GOP Loses Ground - washingtonpost.com

November, 16th 2008
David S. Broder - David S. Broder -- The GOP Loses Ground - washingtonpost.com

Advice From the First Pooch - PostPartisan - Quick takes from The Post's opinion writers

November, 15th 2008
Advice From the First Pooch - PostPartisan - Quick takes from The Post's opinion writers
Jackson Diehl

Comment: The real minister of mayhem

Corzine for Treasury? Don't Bet on It. - PostPartisan - Quick takes from The Post's opinion writers

November, 15th 2008
Corzine for Treasury? Don't Bet on It. - PostPartisan - Quick takes from The Post's opinion writers
Capehart

The Laughs Are on Comedian Stephen Colbert at the 20th Annual Roast for Spina Bifida - washingtonpost.com

November, 15th 2008
The Laughs Are on Comedian Stephen Colbert at the 20th Annual Roast for Spina Bifida - washingtonpost.com
Manuel-Roig-Franzia


Comment:

The working stiff journos in the room are more like threats. They have been warned: Stay away from Colbert.

"Stephen does not want the media to approach him," a public-relations woman says.

"Stephen asks that the media not approach him," the man at the check-in table warns.

5 Myths About an Election of Mythic Proportions - washingtonpost.com

November, 16th 2008
5 Myths About an Election of Mythic Proportions - washingtonpost.com
Chris Cillizza

Friday Senate Line: The 2010 Landscape - The Fix#more#more

November, 14th 2008
Friday Senate Line: The 2010 Landscape - The Fix#more#more
Chris Cillizza


Comment: "Hardball" Host Chris Matthews very serious about running as a Democrat against Pennsylvania incumbent (R) Arlen Specter in 2010.

Highly touted filly shows what all the fuss is about in easy win - Horse Racing - MiamiHerald.com

November, 11th 2008
Highly touted filly shows what all the fuss is about in easy win - Horse Racing - MiamiHerald.com
Jim Freer

Leparoux ties Churchill Downs single day mark - Horse Racing - MiamiHerald.com

November, 11th 2008
Leparoux ties Churchill Downs single day mark - Horse Racing - MiamiHerald.com

Comment : Jules Rules

Mr. Kennedy hypes WrestleMania, more - Wrestling - MiamiHerald.com

November, 15th 2008
Mr. Kennedy hypes WrestleMania, more - Wrestling - MiamiHerald.com
Jim Varsallone

Friday, November 14, 2008

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November, 14th 2008
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Troops' comeback extends winning streak

Clinton Is Among Obama's Top Picks to Lead State Department - washingtonpost.com

Novermber, 14th 2008
Clinton Is Among Obama's Top Picks to Lead State Department - washingtonpost.com
Anne E. Kornblut and Michael D. Shear

Comment: Book: Team of Rivals

TheStar.com | Opinion | G20 must offer oversight, stimulus

November, 14th 2008
TheStar.com Opinion G20 must offer oversight, stimulus
Star Editorial

TheStar.com | Canada | Tories see ethnic voters as key to future majority

November, 14th 2008
TheStar.com Canada Tories see ethnic voters as key to future majority
Tonda Maccharles

TheStar.com | GTA | Jockey gets 2 years of house arrest for drunk driving death

November, 14th 2008
TheStar.com GTA Jockey gets 2 years of house arrest for drunk driving death
Debra Black

Comment: Jockey David Clark Sentenced

Audit report is bizarre - and a little bit chicken | Rob Granatstein | Columnists | Comment | Toronto Sun

November, 14th 2008
Audit report is bizarre - and a little bit chicken Rob Granatstein Columnists Comment Toronto Sun

Comment:Education Minister Kathleen Wynne, defender of the greater good.

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November, 13th 2008
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Peroff sticks out chest in victory

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November, 13th 2008
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Carrick gets call to Ontario squad

granma.cu - Launch of Peace in Colombia, an essential reference book

November, 13th 2008
granma.cu - Launch of Peace in Colombia, an essential reference book
Deisy Francis Mexidor

granma.cu -THE THIRD HURRICANE

November, 13th 2008
granma.cu -THE THIRD HURRICANE
Fidel Castro

Thursday, November 13, 2008

For a Washington Job, Be Prepared to Tell All - NYTimes.com

November, 13th 2008
For a Washington Job, Be Prepared to Tell All - NYTimes.com
Jackie Calmes

David S. Broder - Obama's Good Start - washingtonpost.com

November, 13th 2008
David S. Broder - Obama's Good Start - washingtonpost.com

Make Her Stop - PostPartisan - Quick takes from The Post's opinion writers

November, 13th 2008
Make Her Stop - PostPartisan - Quick takes from The Post's opinion writers
Capehart

Comment: It hurts, it hurts; more Palin bashing

Sarah Palin's Next Act - PostPartisan - Quick takes from The Post's opinion writers

November, 12th 2008
Sarah Palin's Next Act - PostPartisan - Quick takes from The Post's opinion writers
Capehart

George F. Will - Kentuckian in the Breach - washingtonpost.com

November, 13th 2008
George F. Will - Kentuckian in the Breach - washingtonpost.com

{Mitch McConnell, leader of the Senate Republicans. They did, making him Washington's most important Republican and second-most consequential elected official. This apotheosis has happened even though he is handicapped by, as National Review rather cruelly says, "an owlish, tight-lipped public demeanor reminiscent of George Will."}


Comment:Mitch McConnell, Republican lonewolf

44: A Transition to Power -- The Obama Presidency

November, 13th 2008
44: A Transition to Power -- The Obama Presidency:
Carol D. Leonnig

As official Washington speculates about who will be in Obama's Cabinet, lobbyists are the taking the speculative game to a whole other level -- after all, for them, such decisions are a matter of business significance.

And so it is that the six-page transition score card above -- readable in full here -- is circulating among D.C. lobby shops, detailing names believed by the insider's insiders to be under consideration by the Obama transition team.

The memo should be treated at this point as highly speculative, though it is some of the most up-to-date speculation around.


Posted at 1:46 PM ET on Nov 13, 2008"



Comment:Thanks to the Washington Post for the six-page lobbyist transition score card

44: A Transition to Power -- The Obama Presidency

November, 13th 2008
44: A Transition to Power -- The Obama Presidency:
Al Kamen and Philip Rucker

There's increasing chatter in political circles that the Obama camp is not overly happy with the usual suspects for secretary of state these days and that the field might be expanding somewhat beyond Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), Gov. Bill Richardson (D-N.M.), Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) and maybe former Democratic senator Sam Nunn of Georgia.

There's talk, indeed, that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) may now be under consideration for the post. Her office referred any questions to the Obama transition; Obama spokesman Tommy Vietor declined to comment.

The pick of the former presidential contender and Senate Armed Services Committee member would go a long way toward healing any remaining divisions within the Democratic Party after the divisive primaries. Also, Clinton has long been known for her work on international women's issues and human rights. The former first lady could also enhance Obama's efforts to restore U.S. standing amongst allies worldwide.

And Obama could put her in his speed-dial for a 3 a.m. phone call every morning.

Posted at 2:46 PM ET on Nov 13, 2008"

44: A Transition to Power -- The Obama Presidency

November, 13th 2008
44: A Transition to Power -- The Obama Presidency:
Biden Talks with Israeli and Jordanian Leaders
Updated 6:13 p.m.
By Glenn Kessler

Vice President-elect Joe Biden has been holding calls with world leaders to express 'his thanks and appreciation for their congratulations on the election,' the Obama-Biden transition office said this afternoon.

Tuesday, the future No. 2 spoke with King Abdullah of Jordan, according to the transition team. On Monday day he held calls with:

Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak

Israeli Likud Leader Binyamin (Bibi) Netanyahu

Polish President Lech Kaczynski

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair

Afghan President Hamid Karzai

Biden has frequently described himself as one of Israel's best friends in Washington. During the vice presidential debate, for instance, he said, 'Gwen, no one in the United States Senate has been a better friend to Israel than Joe Biden. I would have never, ever joined this ticket were I not absolutely sure Barack Obama shared my passion.'

In this case, he managed to make sure he spoke to the leaders of three key parties competing in Israeli's elections in February -- Livni of Kadima, Barak of Labor and Netanyahu of Likud -- apparently making sure that no matter who wins, that person will be a friend"

Michael Steele to Run For RNC Chair - The Fix#more#more

November, 13th 2008
Michael Steele to Run For RNC Chair - The Fix#more#more
Chris Cillizza

Democrat takes lead in Alaska Senate race - washingtonpost.com

Gene Johnson - AP
Democrat takes lead in Alaska Senate race - washingtonpost.com
Democrat takes lead in Alaska Senate Race

After Taking Some Shots, She Fires Back - washingtonpost.com

November, 13th 2008
After Taking Some Shots, She Fires Back - washingtonpost.com
Howard Kurtz

Republican Governors Meet, Glumly - washingtonpost.com

November, 13th 2008
Republican Governors Meet, Glumly - washingtonpost.com
Robert Barnes

The Plum Book: How Do I Apply for a Job? - Federal Eye -

November, 13th 2008
The Plum Book: How Do I Apply for a Job? - Federal Eye -
Washington Post
Ed O'Keefe

The Lieberman Conundrum - The Fix

November, 13th 2008
The Lieberman Conundrum - The Fix
Washington Post
Chris Cillizza

TheStar.com | Opinion | The grassroots' revenge?

November, 13th 2008
TheStar.com Opinion The grassroots' revenge?
Star Editorial

Comment: The roots of Reform

TheStar.com | Opinion | Obama stressed America's `brand'

November, 13th 2008
TheStar.com Opinion Obama stressed America's `brand'
Star Editorial

TheStar.com | Canada | Ottawa eyes assets sale

November, 13th 2008
TheStar.com Canada Ottawa eyes assets sale
Tonda MacCharles, Bruce Campion-Smith

Comment: Ok, So I think I understand

This selling the CN Tower thing is kind of like the 407 ETR highway. If you think paying the Spanish to travel on a highway on Canadian soil spoil your lunch just wait until the next time you visit a Canadian monument such as the CN Tower and your admission fee goes directly into the coffers of Sheikh’s in Dubia. I have nothing against Sheikh’s in Dubia. What I do object too however is the idea of paying anyone other than Canadians themselves for the privilege of visiting such integral part of our history.

TheStar.com | Atkinson 2008 | It's never too late to grow your brain

November, 13th 2008
TheStar.com Atkinson 2008 It's never too late to grow your brain
Judy Steed

Comment: Book:iBrain: Surviving the Technological Alteration of the Modern Mind

TheStar.com | Canada | Tories kick off Winnipeg policy convention

November, 13th 2008
TheStar.com Canada Tories kick off Winnipeg policy convention
Bruce Campion-Smith, Tonda MacCharles

TheStar.com | Canada | Ignatieff wants Liberal crown

November, 13th 2008
TheStar.com Canada Ignatieff wants Liberal crown
Les Whittington

Comment: Ok, so now Iggy's in for sure but there may be some question about Rae's willingness to run against his good friend and former school mate. Notice the article final statement -- The only other declared leadership candidate is New Brunswick MP Dominic LeBlanc.

TheStar.com | Canada | Ignatieff poised to enter Liberal leadership race

November, 13th 2008
TheStar.com Canada Ignatieff poised to enter Liberal leadership race
The Canadian Press

Comment: Three hats commited, Michael Ignatieff, Bob Rae and New Brunswick MP Dominic LeBlanc

Two hats pending, Martin Cauchon, a former cabinet minister from Quebec and
Brampton MP Ruby Dhalla

TheStar.com | World | Texas man blogs about waiting for execution

November, 13th 2008
TheStar.com World Texas man blogs about waiting for execution
Richard Cowan
Reuters

Comment: http://deathwatchjournal.wordpress.com/

Conflict in media ethics | Connie Woodcock | Columnists | Comment | Toronto Sun

November, 13th 2008
Conflict in media ethics Connie Woodcock Columnists Comment Toronto Sun

Comment: Interresting! I also wonder what else the CBC's been hiding from Canadians?

Daily Racing Form - News

DRF.com November Newsletter
Daily Racing Form - News
IEAH lining up its mares for Big Brown
Frank Mitchell

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

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Nov. 11, 2008
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Killeen back in form for Battalion

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Monday, Nov. 10, 2008
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Hodgson named OHL Player of the Week

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November, 9th 2008
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Battalion wins battle of division leaders

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November, 8th 2008
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Torrid Troops rollpast quarter mark (Stan Butler)

Daily Racing Form - News

DRF.com November Newsletter
Daily Racing Form - News
Benifit from $650 rescues: Priceless
Jay Hovdey

Daily Racing Form - News

DRF.com November Newsletter
Daily Racing Form - News
Always prefer a rising star
James Quinn

Daily Racing Form - News

DRF.com November Newsletter
Daily Racing Form - News
Trainer Profile: Stephanie Beattie
Joe DeVivo

Saturday, November 8, 2008

The Children Are Watching - WSJ.com

November, 8th 2008
The Children Are Watching - WSJ.com
Peggy Noonan

Op-Ed Contributor - Battlegrounds - Detroit Celebrates on Election Night - NYTimes.com

November, 8th 2008
Op-Ed Contributor - Battlegrounds - Detroit Celebrates on Election Night - NYTimes.com
Eileen Pollack

Op-Ed Columnist - Obama and the War on Brains - NYTimes.com

November, 8th 2008
Op-Ed Columnist - Obama and the War on Brains - NYTimes.com
Nicholas D. Kristof

A Good Appetite - Bringing the Breadbasket Back to Thanksgiving - NYTimes.com

November, 8th 2008
A Good Appetite - Bringing the Breadbasket Back to Thanksgiving - NYTimes.com
Melissa Clark

Winter in the Sun - Ian Fleming’s Jamaica - Where James Bond and His Creator Lived and Adventured - NYTimes.com

November, 8th 2008
Winter in the Sun - Ian Fleming’s Jamaica - Where James Bond and His Creator Lived and Adventured - NYTimes.com
David G Allan

Back Home, Palin Finds Landscape Has Changed - NYTimes.com

November, 8th 2008
Back Home, Palin Finds Landscape Has Changed - NYTimes.com
William Yardley

Newt in 2012? - PostPartisan - Quick takes from The Post's opinion writers

November, 8th 2008
Newt in 2012? - PostPartisan - Quick takes from The Post's opinion writers
Novak

Deborah Howell - An Obama Tilt in Campaign Coverage - washingtonpost.com

November, 8th 2008
Deborah Howell - An Obama Tilt in Campaign Coverage - washingtonpost.com

That Nancy Reagan Crack - PostPartisan - Quick takes from The Post's opinion writers

November, 8th 2008
That Nancy Reagan Crack - PostPartisan - Quick takes from The Post's opinion writers

Colbert I. King - A Few Obama Thank-Yous - washingtonpost.com

November, 8th 2008
Colbert I. King - A Few Obama Thank-Yous - washingtonpost.com

TheStar.com | News | R.I.P. to the religious right

November, 8th 2008
TheStar.com News R.I.P. to the religious right

TheStar.com | News | Canadese: Spellchecked into oblivion

November, 8th 2008
TheStar.com News Canadese: Spellchecked into oblivion

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November, 07 2008
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November, 6th 2008
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The Sleuth

October, 31st - November, 7th 2008
The Sleuth

#more

November, 7th 2008
Chris Cilliza
Washinton Post
#more

Friday, November 7, 2008

Nope, No Media Bias Here | NBC Washington

November, 7th 2008
Nope, No Media Bias Here NBC Washington

Obama Calls On Congress to Act Fast on Stimulus - washingtonpost.com

November, 7th 2008
Obama Calls On Congress to Act Fast on Stimulus - washingtonpost.com

Michael Wilbon - Fan Depreciation At FedEx - washingtonpost.com

November, 7th 2008
Michael Wilbon - Fan Depreciation At FedEx - washingtonpost.com

TheStar.com | Opinion | Ideas vital for Liberals

November, 7th 2008
TheStar.com Opinion Ideas vital for Liberals

TheStar.com | Opinion | Timely apartment blitz

November, 7th 2008
TheStar.com Opinion Timely apartment blitz

TheStar.com | living | Straights are killing traditional marriage

November, 7th 2008
TheStar.com living Straights are killing traditional marriage

TheStar.com | living | Parkdale: Where starving artists are nourished

November, 7th 2008
TheStar.com living Parkdale: Where starving artists are nourished

TheStar.com | Canada | Rule would bar top Liberal leadership contenders

November, 7th 2008
TheStar.com Canada Rule would bar top Liberal leadership contenders
Joan Bryden

TheStar.com | Crime | 43 arrested in Woodbridge gambling raid

November, 7th 2008
TheStar.com Crime 43 arrested in Woodbridge gambling raid
Sunny Freeman
Toronto Star

TheStar.com | Canada | Tories 'not seeking confrontation' in Commons

November, 7th 2008
TheStar.com Canada Tories 'not seeking confrontation' in Commons
The Canadian Press
Toronto Star

TheStar.com | USElection | Harper, Obama find 'common ground'

Novemver, 7th 2008
TheStar.com USElection Harper, Obama find 'common ground'
Bruce-Campion Smith
Toronto Star