Big Picture News, Informed Analysis

Canadian journalist Donna Laframboise. Former National Post & Toronto Star columnist, past vice president of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. New posts: Mondays & Wednesdays.

Coercing Your Neighbour Over Plastic Straws

Green activists are in the business of taking away choices.

July 25, 2018

Banning Plastic Straws, Harming Real People

Causing real harm with no realistic chance of improving the world makes no sense.

June 13, 2018

Sea Turtles and Plastics – The Bigger Picture

Plastics saved sea turtles, when tortoiseshell luxury goods became mass market items. 

July 13, 2020

Some Comic Relief

Humour is healthy.

May 29, 2019

Parasite Green Lawyers Target Toilet Paper

Everyone’s standard of living drops as daily necessities become more costly.

February 25, 2019

Plastic Straw Ban: Humorous Memes

Online jokes about plastic straws provide welcome comic relief.

August 1, 2018

Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen

Why does the city of San Francisco need a full-blown Department of the Environment?

July 30, 2018

Ocean Plastic: The 1% Solution vs the 55% Solution

If we want to protect the ocean from plastic, we need to think strategically.

July 27, 2018

From Carbon Footprint to Plastic Footprint

Polluted waterways are one more reason not to litter. Rather than making this point, greens are demonizing plastic.

June 11, 2018

Greens Are Pivoting, Plastic is Their New Obsession

Politicians & 10-year-olds think banning drinking straws in rich nations will address improper garbage disposal in poor ones.

June 8, 2018