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Liberal vs. Libertarian

The political terms liberal and libertarian may look similar, but they have very different meanings. Both stem from Latin liber, “free,” but the word liberal entered English hundreds of years before libertarian. This is part of a...

Breakfast Cereal Word Game

From Puzzle Guy John Chaneski comes a great game for the breakfast table in the tradition of such cereal names as Cheerios and Wheaties. What kind of cereal does a hedge fund manager eat? Portfolios! And what do Liberal Arts majors pour in their...

Dipper

Dipper  n.— «My exquisite pleasure as a Liberal party man who barely knew a Tory or “Dipper” (as we called NDPers) was to work with people from organized labour, Liberals, Conservatives, ad people and NDPers all in a glorious...

Scottish cringe

Scottish cringe  n.— «Over the past week, as it became clear a decision on Megrahi’s future was imminent, many Scottish pundits and opposition politicians were consumed by what is called the Scottish cringe—the idea that some decisions are...

flare

flare  n.— «These ads are more what is called "flares"—with little-to-no presence on TV, but a big internet presence that the groups are trying to use to get free media attention.» —“In TV Ads, Third-Party Liberal Groups...

libel chill

libel chill  n.— «The Liberal party announced later there would be no apology. “This is what is known as ‘libel chill”—using the threat of a libel suit to remove an issue from where it should be rightfully debated: before the...