Profile of Russell Wangersky

Russell Wangersky is TC Media’s Atlantic Regional columnist. He can be reached at russell.wangersky@tc.tc. His column appears on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in Transcontinental’s daily papers.

All articles of Russell Wangersky

  • No news is bad news - for everyone

    "The minister won't be available for an interview, but we can send you a prepared statement." Or the minister's available next Thursday - take it ...

  • Here are a few options

    I've had a fair few insults thrown my way over the years, everything from the easy and cheap "mainlander" to the suggestion that I'm a traitor. ...

  • Paving the road to no one

    There's a set of traffic lights for the single lane of traffic crossing the bridge at Salmon Cove in Conception Bay North - but often, you're ...

  • If there really was a philosopher king ...

    Forgive me, but I've been stuck with a nagging thought for more than a week now - and unfortunately for everyone involved (probably readers, ...

  • Let it rain

    Yes, it was raining Monday, finally raining in fitful little rushes, but the truth is, it couldn't have happened soon enough. And I know that's ...

  • Tantrum be damned - we should all ask questions

    "I disagree strongly with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." - attributed, perhaps falsely, to French writer and ...

  • The argument for going au naturel

    It's just a simple front yard of a quiet 80-year-old house, a hundred kilometres away from St. John's, and in its own way, light-years ahead. ...

  • On the record, off the record

    I told a tasteless joke once. OK, I told the same tasteless joke several times, and recently, too. In fact, it's currently my favourite joke, ...

  • The reign of condescension

    When she started running for the New Democrats, Lorraine Michael was an unusually awkward campaigner. In fact, "shyly polite" wouldn't be an ...

  • Return to sender

    It would be nice to be writing about something else this week, but sometimes the world intervenes. Last Tuesday, I wrote a column about a tale of ...