Commercial journalism can’t die fast enough

TOM REGAN: SUMMONING ORENDA May 14, 2016 Friends, North Americans, country men (and women), I come to bury commercial journalism, not to praise it. First of all because there is almost nothing to praise. And unlike Marc Anthony with Caesar, I want

Priest sex abuse: before Boston, there was Newfoundland

TOM REGAN: SUMMONING ORENDA November, 2015 It was a bombshell. A well-known local paper printing a front-page exposé on sexual abuse by Catholic religious figures in an overwhelmingly Catholic region of the country. Not only did the story expose malfeasance on the

Plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose

TOM REGAN: SUMMONING ORENDA October, 2015 Canadians are committing an act of insanity. Insanity being doing the same thing again and again, and expecting a different result. On October 19 millions of Canadians are marching to the polls to repeat a time honoured tradition: throw

Black-and-Blues Friday

It seems that “Gray Thursday” is the new name for the fourth Thursday of November each year in the United States. The name marks the re-purposing of a traditional event — from a communal giving of thanks, to shopping. Shopping for sale

Tide turning against climate change deniers

TOM REGAN  November, 2014 In his book The Believing Brain author Michael Shermer, the founding publisher of Skeptic magazine, makes the following proposal: belief comes first, then the reasons for belief comes second. So to use an example, an individual might believe

Focus on Remembrance

On November 11, 1918, the guns of World War I fell silent on the Western Front. The end of the Great War was, so many participants swore, surely  the end of all wars. It was, of course, hubris; less than a generation