Profile of Bob Wakeham

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  • Important job, lousy choice

    Patronage appointments are always easy targets for those of us armed with a newspaper column or a commentary slot on radio or television. It’s as ...

  • Who to cheer for?

    A growing number of Newfoundlanders in the NHL, a half a dozen at last count, has put my parents in a quandary. Having lived in the Philadelphia ...

  • On pride and the ‘it’ factor

    Falling back on what some might consider the act of a desperate columnist, scrambling for ideas, I offer this week for your consideration one ...

  • The right decision

    To get to the point immediately, to avoid even a whiff of ambivalence and to allow those who might be offended in readership land to turn the ...

  • Threats and questions

    Although police officialdom and government would wish the media to be compliant and socially responsible and refrain from a search for ...

  • Both sides of the mouth

    So let’s make sure we have this straight: lawyer Greg Stack, angered with the media because of the excessive publicity he believes was given to ...

  • Interview with a moose

    Although that class-action suit blaming the government for moose-vehicle accidents has been the subject of mockery (the scorn aimed, for the most ...

  • Stop the presses

    This coming Monday, January the twenty-fourth, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Eleven, at approximately 10 a.m., the rich and the poor, ...

  • Team Tory loses its edge

    There’s a well-used (perhaps overused) axiom in hockey — in team sports generally — that it’s a mistake to play a defensive style when your team ...

  • Politicians and their public lives

    Several thoughts of a fairly diverse nature crossed my mind as I watched on national television the shocking sight of Brian Tobin and his ...