Latest from J.J. McCullough

Why were Canadian commentators so wrong about the covid-19 crisis?

At best, pundits seem most comfortable blaming “the system,” broadly understood, and the mediocrities imagined to be running it.
  • May 13, 2021

Trudeau’s plan for the Internet: More patriotic propaganda, less choice for users

Trudeau’s latest project seeks to dictate the sorts of online entertainment and information Canadians create and enjoy.
  • Apr 29, 2021

Jagmeet Singh is not Justin Trudeau’s worst nightmare after all

Singh’s party has chosen to employ a digital-first, image-first strategy that seems to aim at making him the center of a personality cult.
  • Apr 22, 2021

Canada has failed nursing home residents during the pandemic

Canada’s most pronounced covid-19 legacy will be the death of thousands of isolated grandparents.
  • Apr 6, 2021

What do Canada’s Conservatives need to do to win?

In the case of Donald Trump and Boris Johnson, the answer was drawing on the cause of class conflict, both economic and cultural.
  • Mar 26, 2021

U.S. politics has too many Canadian pundits

Lofty critiques aren't the same as cross-border diplomacy.
  • Mar 16, 2021

Here’s the simple way Canada could work without a governor general

The governor generalship is a bit like the penny, in the sense of an obvious anachronism — except we actually got rid of the penny.
  • Mar 2, 2021

Canada’s drug crisis won’t be solved by decriminalization and destigmatization

British Columbia’s drug crisis is uniquely tragic because it comes against the backdrop of a progressive political establishment that’s long insisted it’s actually managing the problem in a world-class way.
  • Feb 22, 2021

Canada is failing on vaccines — and the responsibility lies with Justin Trudeau

Canadians unsatisfied with the speed of their escape will have a clear target for their outrage.
  • Feb 11, 2021

The Biden-Trudeau era brings potential for Canadian interests, but peril for Canadian identity

The election of a president more in line with stereotypical Canadian progressivism heralds an American government at odds with Canadian needs.
  • Feb 1, 2021