LETTER: It’s past time Canada signed the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
RUSSELL WANGERSKY: Reality TV ready to jump the shark?
LETTER: Time for a change in thinking perhaps
LETTER: Time to ditch the partisan politicking
BOB WAKEHAM: Sour Grapes deserved the heave-ho
LETTER: Report on Metrobus’ future is out — have your say
GWYNNE DYER: Fragmentation: the tribalization of politics
Homo Economicus is dead. Long live Homo Tribuarius! That’s not really something to celebrate, but it’s certainly true that in most democratic countries’ economic self-interest is no longer the most important factor in ...
LETTER: U.S.A. is a spiral of self-destruction
After following the Donald Trump presidency from its inception, and continuing to follow it to its logical conclusion, I’ve arrived at one simple deduction: the United States of America is destroying itself before the eyes of the world. The ...
LETTER: Council has to live up to its climate commitment
I have lived on Garrison Hill in St. John’s for the past 10 years and during that time I have acted as a steward of the naturalized green space between Garrison Hill and the Kirk, bordered by Harvey Road and Queen’s Road. I ...
LETTER: Smyth should never have been charged
How long does a crucifixion take? Most, fortunately, have no idea but quite likely Const. Joey Smyth has an appreciation of its duration. The recent Court of Appeal decision overturning his conviction for obstruction of justice, a most specious ...
LETTER: We ought to remember, every day
In response to Ken Barrie (“Lest we forget,” The Telegram, Nov. 13) perhaps we should make a change from “Lest We Forget” to a more poignant (touching, deeply affecting) “Ought to Remember.” Disrespectful? Not ...
PAM FRAMPTON: Polarizing points of view
The letters to the editor section of a newspaper is like a speakers’ corner, a place where people congregate to debate and discuss ideas and opinions. But those opinions can be disconcerting if they don’t mesh with our own ...
EDITORIAL: Cheers & Jeers Nov. 18
Cheers: to teachable moments. Some social studies teachers in the United States are using the live impeachment hearings for U.S. President Donald Trump to teach students lessons about media literacy and civil discourse. National Public Radio reported ...
EDITORIAL: Deflection and reflection
Premier Dwight Ball says it’s the opposition’s fault that provincial politicians spent two days debating comments made by Fisheries Minister Gerry Byrne before his remarks were ultimately withdrawn. Two days of talking, in a province ...
LETTER: The keys to managing Type 2 diabetes are exercise, professional support
The studies are clear. Supervised physical activity counselling and exercise are essential to both managing Type 2 diabetes and reducing the incidence of this life-threatening disease. Among the most important benefits of controlled movement and ...
LETTER: It’s not what you say, it’s how you listen.
“Movember” is upon us: a time to grow our moustaches lush and long to signal our commitment to men’s health — mental wellness in particular. Growing up, I didn’t know much about mental health. My father and role model ...