Reporter-turned-politician sues media giant for defamation. By Brian Brennan
The case of Arthur Kent versus Postmedia Network was heard in an Alberta court after years of legal wrangling. The long-running defamation lawsuit pitted Canada’s largest newspaper publisher against an award-winning war correspondent who left journalism to enter provincial politics. He sued over a 2008 column Kent called “poisonously false.”
Perspective — and bogeymen. By Tom Regan, Summoning Orenda column
For many years I have had two particular pictures above my desk at work. One is from the mid-90s, of a Bosnian Serb executing a man in cold blood. The other is of a star, the same size as our own sun, going nova. I call them my perspective pictures. They are very helpful lately, because I currently live in the U.S., which has lost all sense of perspective.
We ran this piece about US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen earlier this week, and then the US Fed raised interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade. For context, check out the fun illustration in the New York Times of why this matters to everyone, worldwide: What Happens When the Fed Raises Rates, In One Rube Goldberg Machine.
JANET YELLEN: an unorthodox economist. By Jason Lange Report
Former colleagues paint a picture of U.S. Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen as a pragmatic economist who is ready to adjust course when necessary, but one who relies on data and economic theory rather than guesswork or hunches.
Last but not least, we turn the Force. You didn’t really think we’d ignore Star Wars, did you?
Star Wars inspired me to become an astrophysicist, by Martin Hendry Column
For nearly 40 years, the phrase “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away” has resonated in popular culture – forever linked to the iconic opening credits of Star Wars. When I watched the movie for the first time in 1978, at the tender age of ten, I was instantly entranced by its visions of alien worlds, lightsaber battles and the mysterious Force that “binds the galaxy together”.
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