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Just Because It Says "Peer Reviewed" Doesn't Make It So.
It used to be that research that had been peer reviewed represented the gold standard in credibility.  Prestigious journals would accept papers, subject them to rigorous peer review, and then, if they were upheld, publish them. [read more]
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The Conservative's scripted talking points get them into trouble
This little scandal Tories have gotten themselves into is a bit delightful, but underscores a more important point about the dissemination of talking points. [read more]
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140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Wednesday, November 26, 2014: NDP MP says she gave no 'explicit' consent to Liberal's alleged advances Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom says extradition fight has cost him $10 million Ontario orders review of TDSB after ‘inappropriate behaviour’Brown family lawyer denounces ‘unfair’ Ferguson process that resulted in no indictment Jian Ghomeshi’s $55M lawsuit against CBC being withdrawnOttawa hackers drop affiliation with Anonymous; wa ... [read more]
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Post Ferguson Decision: A Grand Jury Primer!
Get Obama Toilet Paper For That Special Someone On Your Christmas Giving List! Or, if that doesn't HIT the spot, might I suggest The Obama Punching Bag instead? [read more]
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A review of Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything
I have another piece up at Ricochet: a review of Naomi Klein’s big book on climate change, This Changes Everything. It’s friendly but critical, looking at what the book’s themes of austerity, the local and extractivism mean for how we build politics … Continue reading → [read more]
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Calling Bell Canada, 310 Bell...and reaching the Philippines
Its been months since I've written anything here, but today I feel the need to get my rant on.   [read more]
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Hamburg, Illinois man charged selling live Asian carp
A HAMBURG, ILLINOIS man has been charged with possession and distribution of live bighead and silver carp, a felony under United States law. On October 7, 2014, Randall E. Watters was arrested and charged in Calhoun County in the state’s southwest for the unlawful possession and sale of more than 1,800 pounds of Asian bighead … Continue reading → [read more]
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STEPHEN HARPER RUNNING SCARED IN THE PLAYGROUND OF DRAGONS
I love my country too much to be a nationalist. – Albert Camus All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers…. Each one owes infinitely more to the human race than to the particular country in which he was born. – Francois Fenelon Why is propaganda so much more successful when it stirs […] [read more]
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The Great Divide in voting
Upscale neighbourhoods like Wellington Crescent have higher turnout and more say in city politics than low income areas like Lord Selkirk Park. [read more]
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Where does trustee Harout Manougian really stand on Gay Straight Alliances?
Harout Manougian,who is running for re-election as Toronto District School Board trustee in Ward 17 (Don Valley East), is on the record claiming support for Gay Straight Alliances in Toronto schools. [read more]
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