Profile of Russell Wangersky

Sometimes there's more to news than what catches the eye. Russell Wangersky, the Editor of The Telegram , reports on the seen and unseen each Tuesday and Saturday in his column. You can reach Russell at rwanger@thetelegram.com

All articles of Russell Wangersky

  • Feds leave you feeling punch-drunk

    Call it Tory-fatigue, call it what you like, but the revelation late last week that federal agencies had asked telephone companies 1.2 million ...

  • A terribly taxing experience

    But for scores of people — among them, seniors in St. John’s — it’s far from that simple.There was a time when the federal government, eager to ...

  • When ‘open dialogue’ means ‘no comment’

    Well, it isn’t.Last week, federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea made it clear that she wasn’t going to be talking to CBC’s “Fisheries Broadcast” ...

  • Is small the new big?

    Normally in the animal kingdom, the bigger you are, the better chance you have of reproducing. If you’re a big snow crab or a large lobster, ...

  • Nightlife

    And I wonder who’s going to be the first to complain, especially as it moves earlier and earlier in the day, deliberately tracking that first ...

  • Your tax dollars at work

    The businessman’s rationale?“If the government gives you a cookie, you take it.”You can understand why the government wanted to be involved: ...

  • Out for vengeance

    How vengeful are they?It just keeps piling up.This week, it was the latest shoe dropping on the CBC — right on the corporation’s neck. The ...

  • And the winner is

    Here, in advance, are what the losers might say. If the NDP, as expected, doesn’t pull out a win, watch for the campaign or leader Lorraine ...

  • Fear elections act

    Why, the Canadian Press dug up this laudatory 2004 quote from Harper about Fraser’s work on the Liberal sponsorship scandal: “Her competence and ...

  • Reeling them in

    Peel a sticker from one part of the mailout, stick it somewhere else and mail it back, and soon you start receiving even more targeted mail, ...