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

  • More to the story than pride and glory

    Other people’s sacrifices are transformed in our “long and proud military history” and the nasty whole-scale slaughter of an entire generation ...

  • At a loss

    It’s a different level of stratosphere. For awhile, you’re slightly aware that people are passing away, but they tend to be famous people you’ve ...

  • Politics: now virtually consequence-free

    And when, exactly, is the last time you heard about that happening?Now, politicians caught with their hands in the cookie jar or the drug deal ...

  • Now for something completely different

    Or the Senate: I could wax ineloquent on how quickly people on all sides of the debate, when they have an end in sight, decide that ethics don’t ...

  • Keep your eyes on those spies

    This time, it was Spain and Japan. Details in the Spanish newspaper El Mundo outline the NSA’s bugging of 60 million phone calls in Spain in a ...

  • Let’s hear what they’d say under oath

    Two men look into a box: one says, “I see a brown cat.” The other says, “There is no cat: it’s a monkey.”Even if the animal in the box is a ...

  • Small world

    Propped up against the marginal wharf in St. John’s since early 2012, the Lady Remington III, a black freighter with two odd, spider-like cranes, ...

  • 20 questions for the premier

    The twist she put on that column was that I am “no friend” of the Tories — fair enough, I’m not. I’m not paid to be the government’s friend — ...

  • It’s everyone’s duty to keep out the extremists

    Walking downhill in North River, Cape Breton, in the cool of last weekend, I was catapulted backwards in time by the smell of wood smoke: not ...

  • Bill 29 is only part of the problem

    “And while you are at it, at least tell them to stop whining about Bill 29, get off their backsides, and start doing some real research and ...