Starbucks is a really irritating corporate juggernaut. They want moral vindication, not just profit margins.
David J. Climenhaga
If there's a silver lining to this unhappy story it's that other businesses have the opportunity to pay attention and ensure the same kind of thing doesn't happen in their operations.
Big Boys Gone Bananas! documents the campaign Dole waged against Swedish filmmaker Fredrik Gertten to try to prevent him from showing his film Bananas! from being distributed in the United States.
In this excerpt from his latest book, Donald Gutstein exposes the Fraser Institute's school programs that work "toward changing the climate of opinion in Canada."
It seems to me this government has a meanness problem. Or, as they say in politics, a perception of meanness problem.
H1N1 looks like it will be mild if widespread. But the clowns -- pardon, experts -- seem to have had a shot of PR that causes them to try to sound clear and decisive even if they're totally at sea.
In general, I think media coverage of the Michael Bryant affair and the death of bicycle courier Darcy Allan Sheppard has served us well. But there's one element that irritates me severely.