Profile of Bob Wakeham

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  • 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 ...

  • The minister doth protest too much, methinks

    A family health issue caused me to opt out of last week’s column, surely driving thousands of fiercely loyal readers to head to their nearest ...

  • Summer musings on Liberal slates and political junkets

    Some thoughts for your consideration this week on a couple of recent political goings-on in Newfoundland, written, naturally enough, with an ...

  • Jim and Cathy, Dwight and Danny

    At first, I thought my ears, not in the best of shape after decades of damage from thousands of shotgun blasts, had deceived me. A young reporter ...

  • What the premier and I have in common

    For no reason other than the fact that it fits my sometimes twisted agenda — plus it had the makings of a piece for a topic-challenged columnist ...

  • Political dramas descend into comedy

    Is it just me and my warped perception, or does it appear in recent weeks that hardly a day goes by when there isn’t some sort of delicious ...

  • They will be missed

    A couple of weeks back, I waged a frustrating and losing battle with my decrepit computer, a piece of fossilized junk the CBC figured it had ...