Profile of Peter Jackson

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

All articles of Peter Jackson

  • 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 ...

  • Guilty of unintentional intent

    What happens when a white cop and a black citizen find themselves in a bit of a tussle? In the U.S., they both get to have a beer with the ...

  • The barbarian within

    The menu offered foie gras as a pairing of two popular preparations: a cold parfait, and hot, glazed livers on a pastry shell. I was dining with ...

  • Lord Chretien of Double-Crossharbour

    He doesn't get an honorific in front of his name, or get to wear sumptuous robes, but Jean Chretien has just been reduced to the same level of ...

  • The uncritical critic

    Yesterday at noon, I was feeling a little peckish (having only had a pocketed Communion wafer to nibble on) when I spied a little establishment ...

  • In a New York minute, everything can change

    We were on a 12:30 p.m. northbound train out of Secaucus, N.J. when my wife learned her mother had died. A missed message on her cellphone ...