The idea is taboo to western nations with a military bent: the notion that Islamist radicals attack western cities as a reaction to western interventionism in the Muslim world. Compounding this controversial idea is the soon-to-be-realized reality that Canadian airstrikes will begin killing the very people it claims to be protecting; Iraqi, Syrian and Kurdish civilians who are being held hostage by ISIS/ISIL militants.

Last modified on Saturday, 18 October 2014 15:55

Homeland’s version of the American embassy in Islamabad looks like a high-end Marriot. It’s a building filled with the comforts of home – microwaves, wine bottles, lots to run around – that has no sense of place. It could be anywhere and it is nowhere in particular. This is not an environment for everyone but it suits some individuals for whom homesickness is never a problem. Think of it as Up In the Air for spies.

Pundits and veteran journalists have been pacing their floors, brainstorming various ways of explaining to Canadians the absurdity of Question Period. The parliamentary tradition of asking bloated, self-serving questions masquerading as sincere inquiries, mixed with make-believe answers through various pivots and spins meant to spotlight partisan talking points, is oddly self-explanatory.

Last modified on Wednesday, 01 October 2014 14:25

WTFScandal: Season 4, Episode 1

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Scandal is a crazy show. Shonda Rhimes and company burn through plot points like there’s no tomorrow. Recapping Scandal is therefore a fool’s errand. One runs the risk of either missing storylines or, in the interest of writing a coherent recap, treating Scandal like a coherent shows. As a result, Comments Enabled is proud to introduce WTFScandal: a quick, non-comprehensive rundown of each week’s most outrageous moments on Scandal.

Last modified on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 13:55

It must have seemed like a dream for Prime Minister Stephen Harper. After weeks of deflecting calls for public inquiries about the murders and disappearances of Canada’s aboriginal women, he finally caught a break. A vessel from the Franklin Expedition of 1845 was found just north of King William Island in the Nunavut Territory, nestled in Canada’s northern arctic.

Last modified on Saturday, 27 September 2014 18:48

Gloria Steinem once said of herself and her fellow (heterosexually inclined) feminists, “We are becoming the men we wanted to marry.” It would seem as though this is Alicia Florrick’s trajectory. Once the woman who happily quit her job in her late twenties to support Peter as a homemaker, Alicia now has the opportunity to be a politician rather than a politician’s wife.  This is, of course, the payoff we’ve all been waiting for over the past 5 years.

Last modified on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 01:25
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