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Mark Friedman

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Stop Rob Ford, Don't Share This

Stop Rob Ford, Don't Share This Article

The mayor is only relevant if people make him relevant. For every time we make a sensation about Rob Ford and his latest scandal, we give him attention that he does not deserve. His election chances were ill-served when social media went quiet, and we are now ill-served by perpetuating stories about how he is a tactless, corrupt, and bigoted embarrassment to the city.
07/07/2014 05:48 EDT
The Senate Reference Decision Reeks of Legal

The Senate Reference Decision Reeks of Legal Elitism

What if all Senators, save for the 20 needed to make quorum, simply resigned en masse tomorrow? In the beginning of his mandate, Harper refused to appoint non-elected Senators to the Upper Chamber. He ended up doing so because the dwindling numbers compromised the Senate's functionality. This time around, the Prime Minister may very well stop appointing Senators for good.
05/01/2014 01:20 EDT