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People died for this right

I’ve heard countless pious prescriptions to do such and such, because “people fought and died for this right.” There are many versions of this cliché. They are all clichés. And they are all terribly lazy…

"Journalism is the business of influence.

Globe & Mail, the Conservatives, and the right wing

Today’s argument takes the form of reductio ad absurdum. Premise 1: Canada’s newspaper of record would only endorse a centrist political party. Premise 2: The Globe & Mail is Canada’s newspaper of record…

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