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  • Frank Coleman and the Tory train wreck

    “Madness,” actor James Donald quietly despairs, as he ponders the blown-up bridge and the train in the river, and the bodies of characters played ...

  • The Johnny and Danny Show: a postmortem

    Nevertheless, a late arrival to the performance of the Clash of the Tory Titans is no good reason not to pass a comment or two, albeit tardily, ...

  • Finally, all’s well in the universe

    My head was twisting in “Exorcist” fashion because I could not convince myself that a Newfoundland government headed by what amounted to a ...

  • Cry me a river, Frank Coleman

    The bucket around the neck doesn’t conjure up much of an attractive, leader-like image, I’ll grant you that — more like something out of the ...

  • N.L. politics: it’ll leave you gobsmacked

    Just take this past week: the Progressive Conservative leadership race and the Virginia Waters byelection both provided us with examples of the ...

  • A little post-blackout sympathy for reporters

    In my time, there was an unwritten list of undesirable assignments that usually provoked — if one happened to wind up in your lap, and you were ...

  • Just another political party after all

    A morose, deeply depressed NDP baby-boomer, a rubber booter from the ’70s, a Ship Inn regular at a time the party was perceived largely in these ...

  • Mom’s game plan

    Now we’re not talking some serious felony here and the statute of limitations means there will be no repercussions from this revelation about my ...

  • Osborne’s playing politics, pure and simple

    One of the moments that helped define my understanding of politics and politicians — and it came back to me in a flash last week while listening ...

  • Summertime prose and priorities

    I could, I suppose, offer a few words of profundity this week about that fella out in redneck territory with an obvious, severe case of ...