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Rob Ford and Jimmy Kimmel: Appalling and odd
Oh no, not again—Rob Ford continues to crave ever more publicity, and this time it was on Jimmy Kimmel Live. And last night Ford shared this less-than-prestigious distinction with none other than...
Mar 4th, 2014
Rob Ford and how we are enabling vs. helping him
Unfortunately, Toronto’s mayor Rob Ford has become quite the laughingstock. He’s the guy people love to shoot down at the water cooler—and anyone who watches late night TV is aware that of the...
Nov 18th, 2013
Bill Maher Does Best Impression of Angry White Man
Bill Maher plays himself to a T.
Jul 24th, 2013
Toronto protest calls for Mayor Rob Ford's resignation
Hundreds of people gathered at Toronto’s Nathan Philip Square Saturday afternoon for a Facebook-organized a rally that called for the resignation of the city’s controversial mayor, Rob Ford. The...
Jun 1st, 2013
Hacker unites Mayor Rob Ford and his arch enemy, the Toronto Star
Visitors to Ford's old website are redirected to the newspaper he refuses to speak to.
Dec 6th, 2011
Let Occupy stay? That would be anarchy, says Ontario judge
Anarchy has a long history, but Canadians have rejected it, protesters are told
Nov 21st, 2011
Campaign Research Inc.: NPA's not-so-secret weapon
Vancouver municipal election 2011
Oct 19th, 2011
Margaret Atwood for mayor: author's tweet-fight with Toronto Councillor Doug Ford results in cheeky campaign
The "Margaret Atwood for Mayor" site appeared after the Canadian literary icon's defiant exchange with a City Councillor over Toronto mayor Rob Ford's proposed cuts to their city's library...
Jul 26th, 2011
Autumn is the season of political extremism
Exactly a week after Rob Ford’s conservative landslide in Toronto, Americans are heading to the polls poised to shift Congress sharply to the right.
Nov 1st, 2010