Archive for April, 2011

Losing sleep over balls and strikes

April 20, 2011
Losing sleep over balls and strikes

It’s well past 11 p.m. on a Friday night, and I’m pacing the room, throwing nervous glances at the TV screen. I’d tried to walk away earlier, pretending to do the dishes, but I could still hear it. The howl of 37,000 people screaming bloody murder over the questionable eyesight of a man in...
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Web pranks reveal ‘new’ dirty side of politics

April 13, 2011
Web pranks reveal ‘new’ dirty side of politics

The internet has brought us many wonderful things. Cheap music. Scantily-clad women. Free electronic mail delivered by tiny elves. But one of its greatest gifts may be what it reveals about our politicians, although not always in ways they’d hope. Once there was a time when we had to form our opinions of candidates...
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Want election drama? Move to Haiti

April 6, 2011
Want election drama? Move to Haiti

Call Canadian elections boring all you want. But I’ll take them over a Haitian campaign any day. Last week, I was in Port au Prince reporting on the work of the St. Joseph’s International Outreach Program, a medical aid group that has sent more than 100 volunteers to Haiti from around the region, including...
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