Leduc No. 1 and all that: Was February 13, 1947, Alberta’s unluckiest lucky day?

PHOTOS: Dignitaries stand around and have their photos taken at the Leduc No. 1 well near Devon on – if the Internet is to be believed – this

Was pastor encouraged by right-wing allies to say intemperate things that could cost his private schools?

PHOTOS: The Supreme Court of Canada building in Ottawa, where Alberta’s gay-straight alliance law seems destined to be held in the balance. Below: The judgment of Solomon –

It’s time for a national postal bank in both Canada and the United States

PHOTOS: The little Post Office in downtown St. Albert, where your blogger lives, which Canada Post is anxious to close as soon as possible. Below: The U.S. Post

Tories’ Senate gambit shows Harper still runs the party and the party still holds Parliament in contempt

PHOTOS: The Senate chamber, empty, as it should be. Below: Stephen Harper, apparently still the de facto leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, interim Conservative leader Rona

Alberta NDP defies voters by continuing to govern as if it won the election that put it in power: political scientist

PHOTOS: Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, running the province as if she had a majority government! What next? Below: University of Calgary political scientist and Calgary Herald columnist Barry

Stephen Harper’s proposed ban on terror travel: subversive, unconstitutional, and unlikely to work, but clever

PHOTOS: Nineteenth Century Mormon men, criminalized by U.S. polygamy laws. Below: Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Senator Mike Duffy, former MP Dean Del Mastro. The Conservative Party’s As added bonuses

Why stop with just one religion? Shouldn’t Ottawa certify clerics for all religions, plus martial arts instructors?

PHOTOS: The Senate of Canada, also known as “the Red Chamber,” possibly for its adoption of tactics for dealing with religion reminiscent of two large communist countries. Actual

About those civil service campaigning memos: Reflexive Toryism runs deep in Alberta, too deep to just ‘rescind’

PHOTOS: An Alberta Public Service Commission message to civil servants. Actual public service bulletin board notices may not appear exactly as illustrated, and certainly do not in that

Alberta roundup: press conferences, photo ops, on-line surveys, not to mention a body in the back of a pickup truck!

PHOTOS: Alberta Finance Minister Robin Campbell shows off the government’s new on-line survey, which is so simple even a monkey can fill it out and provide the results

Supreme Court of Canada ruling on Saskatchewan public service labour law has huge implications for Alberta

PHOTOS: The Supreme Court of Canada. Below: Queen Elizabeth signs the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau looks on smiling on April 17,

Death of Wildrose founder and Alberta Report journalist-ideologue Link Byfield a major loss to social conservative right

PHOTOS: Wildrose Party co-founder and candidate Link Byfield at then-party-leader Danielle Smith’s side during the kick-off of the party’s 2012 Alberta election campaign. (Photo found on the Internet,

The accountability ship has sailed, Bill 2 notwithstanding; Premiers Jim Prentice and Ralph Klein compared

A pensive Ralph Klein, maybe thinking about his worst political mistakes. Below: Jim Prentice and Alison Redford, also Alberta premiers. Premier, you’re no Ralph Klein! Accountability legislation? Oh, well …