Entries by Davide Mastracci from 11/2012

Obama's Foreign Policy: Not so Progressive

| Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada Politics

2012-11-05-electionbannerreal.jpg In a couple of days, the American populace will elect the next President. Numerous self-identified "progressive" voters have endorsed the Obama campaign, stating that while Barack Obama is certainly not perfect, he is far better than Mitt Romney. However, one of the major areas that have been largely ignored is Obama's foreign policy record in the Middle East.

Why I'm Keeping the Name You Can't Pronounce

| Posted 11.09.2012 | Canada Living

My Italian name (Davide) is impossible to pronounce for 95 per cent of the people I meet. The difference a single vowel can make is incredible, because I know that if you take away that "e", life would become a lot easier for me. But no one should have to feel as though they need to alter their name to fit in.

5 Israeli Quotes on the Gaza Conflict You'll Wish Were False

| Posted 11.20.2012 | World

The rhetoric put across by average civilians in social media and the press alike have been extremely disturbing. Yet the most troubling comments have come from elected officials and prominent civilians.

Is Weed a Gateway to Other Legal Drugs in Canada?

| Posted 11.30.2012 | Canada Politics

The legalization or decriminalization of marijuana has become a nonpartisan solution so blatantly obvious that only misguided moral opposition remains. And while there is still some way to go before marijuana is legalized in Canada, this eventual feat should be a gateway for the legalization of other currently prohibited substances. If the legalization of marijuana can be accepted by the Canadian populace, the legalization of all drugs should be as well. Taboos, fear, and moral opposition should not prevent the government from taking the rational scientific steps necessary to solving the drug crisis.