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‘Wonder Woman’, beacon of hope

Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures / DC Films

The new film adaptation of ‘Wonder Woman’ hit theaters earlier this month to rave reviews. In this reaction piece, I’ll tell you why it resonated so strongly with me and why the timing of its release in 2017 is serendipitous.

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No one sings like you anymore

Photo: MTV

“No no no, not Chris Cornell”, I said out loud to no one in particular after waking up this morning and seeing a pair of tweets from a good friend of mine light up my phone. Before I could believe my own eyes, he was gone.

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Who really deserves to debate?

Photo: A Libertarian Future

The day we’ve been waiting for is here. No, not Election Day, but close: it’s the first Presidential Debate. So, why won’t the third party candidates be on stage? In this quick take, I make the case that they haven’t earned it.

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Pipe dreams and tax brackets

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An ill-informed Facebook post went viral this week that claims Donald Trump’s tax proposal would affect middle class earners bigly, making them millions of dollars over the next few decades when compared to Hillary Clinton’s proposal. But at best, that’s a pipe dream. At worst, it’s a lie. Sad!

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Why it’s smarter to stick together

Photo: NBC News

I know it’s just how politics works, but it drives me crazy to see Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton supporters tearing each other apart right now. It does us all a disservice. In this article, the case for staying focused on the goal.

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A ‘late’ look back: Thanks, Dave

David Letterman with Bill Murray. Photo: CBS

Late night is probably my favourite form of television, and what began that love was watching the Late Show for the very first time in the late ’90s. So, to say that the end of David Letterman’s tenure as host affected me is an understatement.

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‘Jessica Jones’ does the impossible

Photo: Marvel / Netflix

The new series ‘Marvel’s Jessica Jones’ hit Netflix last week to universal critical acclaim. In this review, I’ll tell you why I love this groundbreaking show and what it manages to do that nothing else in the genre has done before.

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How to take a lesson from Paris

Photo: PBS

The city of Paris faced an atrocious night that no one on this Earth should ever have to endure. But in the wake of terror, France renewed its commitment to an open, free society. In this quick take, I encourage us to do the same.

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A refreshing moment of sanity

Photo: Los Angeles Times

In the middle of political silly season, the CNN Democratic Presidential Debate was a welcome and much-needed oasis from the recent desert of craziness. In this quick take, I express my gratitude for a few serious candidates.

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It’s time for action, not platitudes

Photo: Los Angeles Times

The tragic story of Sandra Bland is a sad, chilling new low in this nation’s plague of police brutality and racial profiling. Enough is enough. In this quick take, I talk about Black Lives Matter as a movement that’s more than a phrase.

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