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The Sopranos ended ten years ago today: Revisiting one of TV's most divisive finales

David Chase's seminal HBO series, which began in 1999 and ran for six seasons through to 2007, starred James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano, as a...

Who will #MakeMuskratRight?

In addition to McCurdy, other NDP members, including Lake Melville candidate Arlene Micheline and Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs critic Lorraine Michael, have thrown their support...

Envisioning better politics: The Pitcher Party of NL emerges

I was promptly contacted by a person named Carol McDonald, who told me the idea to form an “alternative” political party in Newfoundland and Labrador...

Dwight Ball promises to balance budget using magic

Ball will cast a diversification spell to generate real GDP growth at 4 percent per year even though private sector forecasters predict our economy will...

This Is England 90's Vicky McClure and Joe Gilgun: The working-class Kate and ...

Matthew and Mary Crawley? Roy and Hayley Cropper? Ross and Demelza Poldark? Shut... as they say in some parts ... your cakehole. For the discerning...

Looking back at a decade of PC tax cuts

... Minister Tom Marshall (pictured above in 2011) announced to the House of Assembly that "it is clear that cutting taxes creates economic growth," adding...

When the party's over

The current government has a caucus that no longer packs the political punch it once did with alpha leader Danny Williams at the helm —...

Our squandered pride and prosperity

Politically Speaking addresses political issues in Newfoundland and Labrador. ... During the Williams, Kathy Dunderdale, Tom Marshall, and now Paul Davis years, our province reaped...

The politics and timing of the ATIPPA review

When the committee was appointed last March by then Premier Tom Marshall, the public was told a review and report on ATIPPA would be completed...

How the government and unions solved their pension problem

A key factor in reaching the agreement, according to the unions that negotiated it (NAPE, CUPE, NL Nurses' Union, Association of Allied Health Professionals, and...

A night at the Duke...

Dwight Ball: “There's great fries at Liberal Party HQ, Ryan. With a dressing nan would kill for. Come on by sometime, we'll have a chat.

Newfoundlanders and Labradorians set to take action on climate change

In Newfoundland and Labrador, former interim premier Tom Marshall recently announced that the province was best situated and eager to lead oil exploration in the...

Minimum wage town hall spawns stories of poverty

“One of the things that seems to get lost all the time by government is the realization that minimum wage is, here in this province...

Our Maritime cousins get it right on conservation

The current administration has always been slow to respond to local concerns on this matter. Initially, they expressed support for the proposal. On March 13,...

Why Employment Insurance is an election issue

The Council of Atlantic Premiers (L-R: P.E.I. Premier Robert Ghiz, N.B. Premier David Alward, N.S. Premier Stephen McNeil and NL Premier Tom Marshall) released a...

The Indy News Hour – March 16, 2014

Featuring interviews with Indy columnist Robert Sweeny and political blogger Ed Hollett on last week's Speech from the Throne. And, in an in-depth discussion about...

The Indy Newshour - March 9, 2014

Featuring interviews with Avalon MP Scott Andrews about the 'Fair Elections Act', CUPE NL President Wayne Lucas about federal Employment Insurance legislation, and Denise Cole...

Dunderdale joins Liberals, red tsunami continues to grow

Hot on the heels of the defection of PC MHA Paul Lane and NDP MHAs Dale Kirby and Chris Mitchelmore from their respective parties, former...