Today peaked out at 25 degrees Celsius — not bad for Oct. 23, and according to the Toronto Star, a record. Sunday was also a record. A good day for patios, a cone of Greg's sublime roasted marshmallow ice cream and an extended hike through High Park. However, it really shouldn't be this warm at this [...]
In the Conservative election platform of 2006, the party promised more openness and transparency in government. That was then, this is now. From The Globe and Mail: “The Liberal government has consistently rejected attempts to provide Canadians with better access to government information. The present Information Commissioner has gone to court several times to force the [...]
Remember the relentless pounding that the Drudge Report gave to U.S. President Bill Clinton during the worst of the Monica Lewinsky affair? Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has put that behind her and thrown some bones to one of the most influential political news outlets on the Web — the Drudge Report. From the NYT: [...]
An NYT editorial: In a rare moment of bipartisan sanity, the House voted 398 to 21 for a much-needed measure that would help protect reporters from being forced to reveal confidential sources in federal court. Americans who are concerned that proliferating subpoenas are threatening the First Amendment and the public’s right to know should thank [...]
In a Reason article entitled Amusing Ourselves to Depth, San Francisco writer Greg Beato asks whether the Onion is America’s most intelligent newspaper (thanks, Kevin S.!).
I arrived at the Bathurst subway station at about 5 p.m. on Sunday, exiting just in time to catch the end of the 2007 Toronto Zombie Walk. Many people took this event very seriously. Either that, or they are fortunate enough to have movie make-up artists as friends! Here's a Flickr page to see what I [...]