Enable Two-Factor Authentication on Your Account

Because we want to make WordPress.com accounts as secure as we can, we’ve made it easier for you to set up two-factor authentication for your account, so you can take advantage of the top-of-the-line security standard. WordPress.com has supported two-factor... Read More

How to lose an election

Alberta’s election continues to be far more entertaining than the one here in the UK. Amid his party’s plummeting polling numbers, Progressive Conservative Premier Jim Prentice needed to re-connect with voters and rebuild trust for his party during the leaders... Read More

Rachel Notley Owned the Night

The story at the #abvotes Leadership debate was of Jim Prentice making the biggest tactical error of a career full of them.He spent the night building up Alberta’s already popular NDP leader into an unquestioned legitimate contender to the highest... Read More

Throwback Thursday: Kitsilano Closure – we saw this coming

In July 2012, I sent the attached 10%er into my riding.This highlights the NDP’s concerns with the Conservative Government’s reckless choice to close the Kitsilano Coast Guard Station. Here is the letter to Fisheries and Oceans Minister, signed by all... Read More

New Themes: Ecto and Coherent

Today, we’d like you to meet the two newest themes added to the WordPress.com collection: Ecto and Coherent. Ecto With a light color scheme, bold typography, and full-width images that draw readers straight to your content, Ecto is perfect for blogs of all kinds. Inspired... Read More

How Stephen Harper Created the Duffy/Senate Mess ……

In a May, 2013 Buckdog post, I told you how the Duffy/Harper mess got started …May 20, 2013:”When Stephen Harper decided to add Pamela Wallin and Mike Duffy to Canada’s unelected, undemocratic Senate, he started in motion a series of... Read More

Ensuring Your Site is Mobile-Friendly

Today, Google released a change to its algorithm that gives higher search scores to sites it deems “mobile-friendly.” Curious WordPressers might be asking: How can I be sure my site is mobile-friendly? What can I do if my site is... Read More

5 Things You Must Know About the Internet and Social Entrepreneurs

No one knows for sure what a social entrepreneur is, or supposed to be, or whether it’s altruistic or a PR meme. “Disruption” is very trendy now, in terms of how to smash around organizations to make them better [or... Read More

10 reasons the Saguenay ruling establishes Canada as a secular country

It’s been only 5 days since the Supreme Court of Canada ruled unanimously that the prayers said by the City of Saguenay discriminated against atheists, and already cities across Canada are reviewing their own practices. But I suspect (although caveated... Read More

On PZ Myers and Atheist Ireland – what she said

I can’t add much to this statement from Secular Woman on the recent “public dissociation” controversy. I will admit that this blog was briefly listed as one of the Secular Policy Institute’s affiliates though (because they literally asked everyone they could... Read More

New Theme: Cyanotype

It’s the time of the week again, Happy Theme Thursday! We’re pleased to present a new free theme, Cyanotype: Cyanotype Cyanotype, designed by yours truly, is a monochromatic blog theme with a bold, yet simple look that sets your blog... Read More

Keep Connected! Expats and Nomads Blog Around the World

We don’t write blogs purely for ourselves — we write them to be read. For people who live far from family and friends, blogs serve twin readerships: they give the intrepid traveler a simultaneous way to chronicle travels for a broad audience and update those back at... Read More


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 14, 2015NEW DEMOCRATS RAMP-UP CAMPAIGN TO REVERSE HARPER’S COAST GUARD CUTSVANCOUVER – Today, New Democrat MPs and candidates ramped up their campaign to reverse the Harper government’s reckless cuts to BC Coast Guard services.“An NDP government will... Read More

Disaster Tourism at the English Bay Oil Spill

By Emily Griffiths In the wake of the oil spill a few days ago, I set out this morning with my partner to see the aftermath first hand. I really didn’t want to go, because I don’t enjoy feeling depressed... Read More

The Hypocrisy Hall of Fame. . .

Ok, ok, I don’t blog that much anymore. I have lots of irons in the fire, so to speak. I mean, a lot of us have grown weary of the spectacle that is the Harper government. I think our weariness... Read More

One revelation is already clear. . . .

I am not going to spend a lot of time blogging about the Duffy trial. It is already proving interesting and at the moment it promises to be a watershed moment in Canadian political history. But each week will bring... Read More

Field Notes: Hispanicize 2015

Automatticians, the people who build WordPress.com, participate in events and projects around the world every day. Periodically, they report back on the exciting things they do when not in front of a computer. Two weeks ago, Happiness Engineers Karen Arnold,... Read More

New Theme: Lingonberry

It’s Theme Thursday, and we’re happy to present a brand new free theme for your enjoyment. Lingonberry Lingonberry is a bright, personable blogging theme by Anders Norén with bold colors and accents and a playful, modern twist. Formatted posts stand... Read More

Celebrating Poetry, All Month Long

April is National Poetry Month, and we love each day’s flurry of new posts tagged #nationalpoetrymonth in the WordPress.com Reader and across the internet. WordPressers are busy in the #napowrimo tag as well, participating in NaPoWriMo, Maureen Thorson’s annual project that encourages and challenges... Read More

How come Sen Mike Duffy is charged with ACCEPTING a bribe yet no one in the PMO was charged with MAKING a bribe??

… just sayin’ ... Read More