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It's Show Time for French Elections

This will get you up to speed on the state of things one month before the French election: The center-right Républicains and center-left Parti Socialiste have dominated French politics since the founding of the Fifth Republic in 1958, and this year neither may advance to the final round. 328 more words

Spring Training Reality Check

We’re doing this again, aren’t we? We do this every year. Spring comes around, and the collective eyes of Sox Nation overlooks the real issues because were so excited for what could happen in October. 1,096 more words


ROTHENBURGER - Who will be mayor when dust settles on B.C. election?

The question of whether or not a by-election will be held for mayor remains up in the air until Peter Milobar decides whether he’ll resign or take a leave of absence if he becomes an MLA-elect…

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LIFESTYLES - Trust yourself to make a leap of (informed) faith

DECISIONS, DECISIONS. We face them every day. Big ones, small ones and ones we’re all terrified of getting wrong. Can someone just give us the blueprint guiding us to the right decision every time? 630 more words


COLLINS - The media are under attack, and for very good reasons

A RECENT REPORT from the group Cision suggests the public’s trust in the media is continuing to fall.

Their 2017 State of the Media report indicates 91 per cent of respondents feel the media is less trusted than it was just three years ago. 74 more words


The Romeos of Hazratgunj: An elegy

Yogi Adityanath’s orthodoxies threaten a highly evolved culture in UP

Column in Business Standard, March 25, 2017 

“The pursuit of happiness…in Lucknow of the 1950s meant pursuing girls…The theatre of operations revolved around Hazratganj…They would arrive in cars and rickshaws wearing tight, extremely tight,  783 more words