Profile of Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson is The Telegram's Commentary Editor. You can reach Peter at pjackson@thetelegram.com

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  • He said, she said

    Mount Pearl Mayor Randy Simms and St. John's Coun. Sheilagh O'Leary had a little joust about women and politics on VOCM's Open Line last week. It ...

  • Wrong place for a tourniquet

    Our golden retriever is not a morning dog. When my wife and I are up scrambling to get ready and out the door, he barely musters enough energy to ...

  • The perfect candidate

    Today, citizens of this fine community will choose who they want to guide their town for the next four years. Allow me to present myself as the ...

  • Town mouse, country mouse

    When I was a youngster in the late 1960s, my parents bought a house in St. Joseph's, St. Mary's Bay. It wasn't a big community at the time: ...

  • Global warming still reigns

    Let me admit, up front, that I know nothing about global warming - nothing, that is, other than what I've gleaned from skimming a few secondary ...

  • A few odds and ends

    Today, I have some housekeeping and follow-ups stemming from previous columns that I'd like to get out of the way. A bit of fall cleaning, if you ...

  • What's it 'become' to at Memorial University?

    The fall semester is nigh, and Memorial University students are merrily gearing up for a productive year of becoming. Becoming what, you ask? ...

  • Health care vs. hysteria

    Last fall, I predicted that then U.S. president-elect Barack Obama would quickly run into rough waters, despite all the teary-eyed proclamations ...

  • Mea culpa ad infinitum

    Of all the culture clashes throughout history that have left wounds festering for decades and even centuries, few come close to the perpetual ...

  • Memories of gravel

    I've always been sentimental about gravel. I love the sound of it under car tires. When I was a kid, I'd hear that special crunching sound a lot ...