B.C.’s green shift is a window to the world

2019-04-12T18:24:34-04:00August 12th, 2017|Beliefs and Ideology (General), Climate Change, Environment and Energy, Featured (General), Ideological Change, Leadership, Politics, and Democracy|

In May's provincial election, the Green Party won its first multiple-seat breakthrough in North America, and by a fluke of electoral arithmetic, it now holds the balance of power in the legislature. Today, B.C.'s citizens are exploring uncharted political territory of potentially huge significance to people outside the province.

September 11 and the Crisis of Expertise

2017-05-16T01:00:43-04:00September 11th, 2002|General Topics, Leadership, Politics, and Democracy|

The attacks of last September 11 tore a ragged hole in the fabric of our reality. Through that hole we glimpsed something hideous. As is in our worst nightmares, it was indistinct and incomprehensible. We couldn’t see its beginning, its end, or its true form. But we knew immediately that this thing – whatever it was – was both profoundly dangerous and utterly terrifying.

Old Political Machines, Hi-Tech Riders

2017-05-16T23:42:38-04:00January 17th, 2001|General Topics, Leadership, Politics, and Democracy|

It has been a month since we finally learned that George W. Bush will be the next president of the United States. Pundits have issued their solemn assessments of the presidential-selection process and moved on to comment on the next wave of momentous events in our adrenaline-charged political universe. But in their rush, they’ve missed a key lesson behind the fracas in Florida.