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February 6, 2008

Greetings from Washington, D.C.

...where I'm working this week as a guest of Reason magazine and its new editor, bestselling author-to-be Matt Welch. (It's been an exciting couple months if you're the author of a quickie campaign book whose sales hinge on John McCain's political fate.) I apologize if anybody's e-mails are being answered a little more slowly than they should be while I gawp at the sights and sounds of the capital. Hopefully you caught my Post columns from last weekend—one a minority report in favour of Toronto's Afrocentric schools project, the other a vote of confidence in the future of the CFL. I'll be in this Friday's Post with a new column as usual—it's a regular work week for me, just in a different time zone.

February 7, 2008

New addition to a very old genre

The Toronto Star asks a question: "Has college dropout done the impossible and created a perpetual motion machine?" I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say "No. No, he hasn't." (Punchline to the whole thing: the story is written by Tyler Hamilton, the Star's Energy Reporter. It's OK, though, he's not the Conservation of Energy Reporter.)

February 18, 2008

Paul is dead

It's the ultimate headline that writes itself. Paul Cole, the American tourist who is seen gawking at four "kooks" on the cover of Abbey Road, has died in Pensacola, Fla., at the age of 96.

February 25, 2008

Journalism's triple threat

Your overdue guide to the latest in Colby Coshery: my Friday column for the Post is about why no one in Saudi Alberta actually seems to like the subterranean sea of black tar that is buoying the province's economy and looming ever larger in American energy-security calculations. For sports fans I also have a spanking-new note about the Mats Sundin crisis on Full Comment. And if you're the kind of person who can tell a Vera Wang from a Badgley Mischka at a hundred paces, you'll want to buy this morning's print version of the Post, where you'll find me in Arts & Life waxing camp with fellow panelists about the stars' appearances on the red carpet.

When you're finished with all that, make sure you caught my column last week about how "anti-hate experts" frame their arguments against unrestricted free speech.

February 29, 2008

Once in a blue moon

My personal pick for Monday's Alberta general election is revealed in today's column for the National Post. It may not surprise you, but it surprised me.

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