The Smoke and Mirrors of the Right. . . .

If you view this video of Michael Moore appearing on CNN, you can see some of the confusion concerning what the Trump phenomenon really means. In this video Moore refers to Trump and his cadre as “economic nationalists.” But then... Read More

Share It Again: New Social Media Features for Premium and Business Users

Sharing your posts on social media is a great way to ensure your site or blog gets traffic. Our Publicize feature makes it easy to automatically share your new posts on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media networks. But what... Read More

Trump: from Cry-Baby populist to Paragon of the Establishment . .. .

Populist movements in Western democracies generally don’t last long. Instead they usually morph quickly into their own version of the establishment. I think that the reason for the short lived populist aspect of a political movement is reasonably simple. Populist... Read More

Creeping Ten Commandments Law

I think we should start a movement to protect against the insidious threat of ‘Ten Commandments law’.Sure the Christians and Jewish people claim following Ten Commandments Law is just a religious duty on individual Christians and Jews  and that for... Read More

Sociopathic cluelessness

Less than three weeks after a racist right wing extremist went on a violent rampage through a Quebec mosque killing six people just for being Muslim a group of other right wing extremists gather to wallow in self pity over... Read More

Holy crap!

From the twitter stream of the White House Underground: sdnxry5z7g ... Read More

The White House Inc. (a division of Trump Enterprises) . . .

I think that one of the most fascinating aspects of the Trump presidency thus far is the general confusion that is generated by the blurring of lines between the private and the public (or one might say “strictly” political) aspects... Read More

Alberta PC + Wildrose Votes ≠ Victory

It is the confidently stated certainty of right wing Albertans that the NDPs win in 2015 was a PC collapse fluke and will not be repeated.  That a protest vote spiraled, the result wasn’t what people expected and it couldn’t... Read More

White Privilege and Moral Indignation. . .

I am disappointed about recent political/social events. Ok, disappointment is far too week a word. Perhaps existential dread is a better word for my prevailing emotion. But then I think to myself, if I feel so overwhelmed by these events,... Read More

New Themes: TextBook and Dara

Hello there! Today I’m announcing the latest additions to our free-themes collection: TextBook and Dara. TextBook Designed by Allan Cole, TextBook is aimed at helping schools, colleges, and other non-profit organizations to distribute and archive information in an easy way. It includes a Featured... Read More

History is long, and so is the Struggle. . .

I believe it was Georg Friedrich Hegel who first opined that “we learn from history that we don’t learn from history.” And I admit that it certainly looks that way sometimes. But the arc of our learning is, unfortunately, extremely... Read More

We Will Not Normalize Authoritarianism. . .

I think that one of the most important things to remember, particularly for our American cousins, in these troubled times, is that Donald Trump is only in the White House because of an antiquated electoral system. The very simple fact... Read More

Blood on her hands

The day before a massacre at a Quebec Mosque Kellie Leitch attacked a motion opposing Islamophobia as ‘special privileges’. Presumably that includes t... Read More

MRIs: The New Provincial – Federal Grudge Match

SOURCE: CBC News – No Plans to End Private MRIs, Says Sask. Health Minister to Federal ConcernsWhile there’s some interesting things happening with the GTH as of this morning (Wall’s Chief of Staff being involved in an e-mail chain, the... Read More

MRIs: The New Provincial – Federal Grudge Match

SOURCE: CBC News – No Plans to End Private MRIs, Says Sask. Health Minister to Federal ConcernsWhile there’s some interesting things happening with the GTH as of this morning (Wall’s Chief of Staff being involved in an e-mail chain, the... Read More

MRIs: The New Provincial – Federal Grudge Match

SOURCE: CBC News – No Plans to End Private MRIs, Says Sask. Health Minister to Federal ConcernsWhile there’s some interesting things happening with the GTH as of this morning (Wall’s Chief of Staff being involved in an e-mail chain, the... Read More

Going for a New Record, Perhaps?

Source: CBC News: Sask. Now Projects $1B Deficit for 2016-2017Source: CJME News: $1B Deficit Forecast for Saskatchewan by End of AprilI did say I would get to the growing deficit eventually.So, at a time when the Finance Minister Kevin Doherty... Read More

New WordPress.com for Lightroom Makes Publishing Your Photos Easy

We know a lot of WordPress.com users loving sharing their photos, and we know a lot of you use Adobe’s Lightroom. Now we’ve made it even easier: with our new Lightroom plugin you can export direct from Lightroom to WordPress.com.... Read More

New WordPress.com for Lightroom Makes Publishing Your Photos Easy

We know a lot of WordPress.com users loving sharing their photos, and we know a lot of you use Adobe’s Lightroom. Now we’ve made it even easier: with our new Lightroom plugin you can export direct from Lightroom to WordPress.com.... Read More

Three Darts, Five Laurels: My First Newspaper Column for 2017

{This is a column that I wrote for the Anahim -Nimpo Messenger, 100 Mile Free Press, and Omineca Express for December 2016/January 2017.  It contains a few brief retrospective observations about the year past.–MC}Before welcoming in the New Year I... Read More