Stuff Still Happens, week 12: Bombings, and bodies, keep piling up

Another week, another atrocity. This time, it’s Brussels, Belgium (a city described in January by Donald Trump as a “hellhole”) that came under sophisticated and yet cowardly attack by ISIS on Tuesday. Bombs went off in three locations leaving at least 30 people dead. That an attack would happen in Brussels is hardly surprising. The… Continue reading Stuff Still Happens, week 12: Bombings, and bodies, keep piling up

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Stuff Still Happens, week 11: The Trump express rolls on; the Canadian ketchup controversy

It started as a joke. It’s still a joke, but nobody’s laughing anymore. Donald J. Trump famously entered the U.S. Republican race back in June by riding a down escalator. C’mon, a down escalator? What better symbol of failure than a down escalator? Everybody had a good laugh, and went about seriously dissecting the ‘real’… Continue reading Stuff Still Happens, week 11: The Trump express rolls on; the Canadian ketchup controversy

Stuff Still Happens, week 10: Justin does Washington

It was a good week to be Justin Trudeau. Just like the other 51, only a little bit more. Trudeau made the official rounds of Washington this week, including a rare state dinner, the ultimate accolade for a visiting leader. The American media has lavished attention on the rookie leader, with the Washington Post calling… Continue reading Stuff Still Happens, week 10: Justin does Washington

Stuff Still Happens, week 9: Skinny cable is malnourished; Justin Trudeau, superstar

The big news in Canadian TV was all about the skinny. Last year, the CRTC ordered Canadian cable providers to provide a basic package of cable channels — commonly called skinny — for only $25. The package had to include a minimum local and regional TV stations, channels with mandatory distribution (like the watched-by-no one… Continue reading Stuff Still Happens, week 9: Skinny cable is malnourished; Justin Trudeau, superstar