Penney Kome

Award-winning journalist and author Penney Kome has published six non-fiction books and hundreds of periodical articles, as well as writing a national column for 12 years and a local (Calgary) column for four years. Her books include Somebody Has To Do It: Whose Work Is Housework? (McClelland & Stewart 1982); The Taking of Twenty-Eight: Women Challenge the Constitution (Women's Educational Press, 1983); and Peace: A Dream Unfolding (Sierra Club Books 1986). She was Editor of Straightgoods.com from 2004 - 2013.

Penney Kome
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Nov 8, 2018
Voting line-up in Ohio. Photo: Tim Evanson/Flickr

What progressives won in U.S. midterm elections

Penney Kome
There's reason to celebrate the new faces, new voices and new perspectives arriving in the U.S. House of Representatives. Finally, the U.S. government begins to resemble the people it governs.
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Oct 12, 2018
Cindy Sheehan, Director of The Women's March on the Pentagon. Photo by Jacob Appelbaum/Wikimedia Commons

Peace movement is on the march again

Penney Kome
Peace organizations haven't been in the news much for a decade or so. But after a year with Trump in the Oval Office, peace is a high political priority again.
Blog
Oct 4, 2018
Sir Tim Berners-Lee at Open Data Awards 2015. Photo: Open Data Institute Knowledge for Everyone/Flickr

Digital activists are fighting to reclaim the web

Penney Kome
World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee is set to unveil a new commercial-free platform. He's part of a growing movement to decentralize the web and break down online inequality.
Blog
Sep 29, 2018

Kavanaugh hearing puts misogyny on trial

Penney Kome
After Christine Blasey Ford's harrowing testimony on Thursday, President Trump ordered an FBI investigation into allegations against his Supreme Court nominee.
Blog
Sep 25, 2018
TV reporter interviews FEMA expert. Image: Walter Jennings/FEMA Photo Library via Wikimedia

Standards make the medium in journalism

Penney Kome
The Toronto Star has unveiled a new ethics code, one of many available. Reviewing journalism society standards shows a wide variation in priorities and emphasis.
Blog
Aug 14, 2018
Image: By Raysonho @ Open Grid Scheduler / Grid Engine - Own work, CC0

As global anxiety grows, antidepressant use soars

Penney Kome
Did you ever get the feeling the world is going to hell in a handbasket? Statistics show depression rates are rising globally. At least, more and more people are taking prescription antidepressants.
Blog
Aug 6, 2018

Finding the right exit door for Trump

Penney Kome
With the Mueller investigation ongoing and the Manafort trial shaping up, the upcoming midterm elections may well be the most important elections in U.S. history.

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