This is not just what terrorism looks like; it’s what a failed state looks like

PHOTOS: Is Old Glory, as the American flag was once known, now the banner of a failed state? Below: Donald Trump, president of the United States, divider, deceiver

The game’s afoot! The time is now to demand candidates reveal their donors, not after the Oct. 16 municipal election

PHOTOS: St. Albert’s renowned city hall, designed by Canadian architect Douglas Cardinal, formally known as St. Albert Place. Below: The three candidates for mayor who are now now

Groovy! It’s the Summer of Love for the UCP! Should the NDP despair? Not really

PHOTOS: Cool, man, it’s the Summer of Love! Alberta’s conservatives, grooving to the beat of the Jason Kenney Experience, say: Tune in, turn on, and (if you’re a

With Rachel Notley off to Texas, it helps to understand why Canadians and Texans are naturally simpatico

PHOTOS: The magnificent Texas State Capitol in Austin – taller that the U.S. Capitol in Washington! Below: The interior of that Texas dome and some musicians making the

Armando Correa’s The German Girl at top of Audreys Books Edmonton Bestseller List

Here is the list of the top 10 fiction and non-fiction titles sold in Edmonton for the week ended Feb. 3, 2017, compiled on Feb. 7, 2017, by EDMONTON FICTION

Audreys Books Edmonton Best-Seller List to appear here and on Daveberta.ca

Elimination of local arts news coverage in Edmonton newspapers means the Audreys Books weekly bestseller list has found itself without a home. As a result, my colleague Dave Cournoyer at Daveberta.ca

Mel Hurtig, a great Canadian – and, full of beans, as we used to say

PHOTOS: Mel Hurtig with his Canadian Encyclopedia, without which, once upon a time, no respectable Canadian home was considered complete. I am grateful to Mr. Hurtig for one

After the fall: The world needs more Meat Loaf

PHOTOS: My only, terrible, mobile phone photo of Meat Loaf on stage, before the fall. Below: The author and his daughter in their Meat Loaf T-shirts, likely to

Hello Canada? This is London calling! … and we’re mildly confused

PHOTOS: BBC listeners, suitably equipped because they think they’re listening to Ezra Levant, tune into my words of wisdom from Canada. Actual 21st Century “media consumers” may not

Whatever happens next, Justin Trudeau has brought the Liberals back from the brink

PHOTOS: Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau addresses his supporters in Edmonton this morning. Below: Mr. Trudeau’s supporters line up in the pale morning light to get into his rally;

Alberta’s Wildrose Opposition: just off the turnip truck … or what?

ILLUSTRATIONS: Edmonton’s Royal Alexandra Hospital, back in the day. Below: A newer version of the same hospital, one of the buildings that’s now falling apart. (From CardCow.com) Below

When is a reorganization not a reorganization? When it’s at Alberta Health Services

PHOTOS: The scene in a typical rural Alberta hospital. (Actual rural Alberta health care facilities may not appear exactly as illustrated.) More health care decisions will be made