THERE IS A RHYTHMIC thrumming deep in my skull, timed to the metronome voice of a newscaster I can’t identify, and broken periodically by the chime of the Fox News Alert bell. The host—John Something, I think—is on again about what is clearly Fox News Channel’s favourite story: the suspect documents CBS aired a few weeks ago, and their potential links to John Kerry’s campaign.By CHARLIE GILLIS10 min
We have been bombarded by journalists, politicians and ordinary Canadians telling us about the inadequacies of our health care system (“Writing a new Rx,” Politics, Sept. 6). I am of a different view: it’s fine. Nurses and doctors are devoted to improving our health, hospitals have the latest equipment and drug companies are constantly turning out new products to combat diseases.
CALL IT WAR. With five weeks remaining before the next U.S. presidential election—and the country so deeply divided that discussing politics in public is something you might want to think twice about if you value your dental work—Republicans and Democrats have entered the Blood-sport phase of their respective campaigns.By JONATHAN DURBIN5 min
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