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

  • Oversight and vested interest

    What do you do when the watchdog also has a vested interest in whatever they’re supposed to be watching?It’s a pitfall that has tripped up things ...

  • River of dreams

    Sometimes, things go right. Spectacularly, wonderfully right. Despite being close enough to the highway that you’d expect the junk left by ...

  • Government needs to change its tune

    It may sound like Nero’s fiddling away, but it’s too early to say just how much of Rome is burning. This week, Kathy Dunderdale’s government got ...

  • Big Brother is listening

    Like him or hate him, it’s important to pay attention to the growing story about Edward Snowden. The 29-year-old is the source of a huge block of ...

  • At cross purposes

    It has not been the finest of hours. A parent complained to the Eastern School District about the giant cross children had to pass on the way ...

  • Outside over there

    On the flat-top barrens above Old Perlican, it’s obvious that the ground itself has been convinced that spring is here. Bakeapple plants are ...

  • Being given the business

    I have never really been a proponent of the right-of-centre belief that governments would run better if they were run like a business.Governments ...

  • Facts are important — so let’s see them

    Last week, former fisheries minister Trevor Taylor used his column space in this paper to tear a strip off the Liberals’ Jim Bennett for asking ...

  • 18,669 reasons to feel safe

    It’s 18,669 and counting. No, that’s not the number of times I’ve complained about the last seven sitting governments that I’ve covered in the ...

  • Voting for the promise of goodies

    Last Wednesday, I woke up to a disappointing message about the federal byelection in Labrador. Not that Yvonne Jones won - she's an able ...