Dispatch from the Front Lines: Canada is so, so embarrassing sometimes
Nazis in da House. Military spending. The same damned NWC debate, again. And why the left must admit that words aren't magic.
Hey, Line readers! Our work at punching The Line up a few notches is continuing. (Line editor Gurney wryly noted that one benefit of having busted his foot is that he has had nothing but time to pour into this effort as he sits on his couch and watches the swelling go down.) We have a bunch of housekeeping to do up top but it’s all important. Bear with us.
One big change has finally taken effect — if you’re reading this online and not in your email client, you’ll notice we now have a fancy new custom domain — readtheline.ca. It’s not just a domain, guys, it’s a directive. Read us! All your old links and bookmarks should still work fine so don’t worry about updating them, but just for simplicity, we’ll be updating our accounts to reflect the new URL and using it from here on out.
Also! Big thanks to our friend Justin Ling — he helped us through the process of getting the website sorted out, which is just one of the ways he’s helped us out over the years. Justin is a terrific reporter whose work can be found at his own outlet, Bug-eyed and Shameless. Check him out and support his work.
Also, we have been shamelessly plugging our newly revamped non-experimental podcast, and we wanted to just take a minute to thank our partners at Lead Podcasting. They’re doing the work of making our ramblings look and sound as amazing as possible, and they’re doing it with good humour, total professionalism and for a reasonable price. Line editor Gurney has known Lead Podcasting’s founder, Amanda Cupido, since she was a brand-new cub radio producer. She’s come a long way since then — not that he’s surprised. She showed up for her first day of work with her leg in a huge cast due to a spiral break and still put together a kickass three-hour live radio show. If she can do that, she can do anything. Today she’s doing Lead Podcasting. We recommend them.
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Also, we are now — finally, at last! — being distributed on all the major podcasting platforms. We’ve put together this post to consolidate in one place all the ways you can find our content. Please check it out. We will refer back to it often.
One more thing before we get going with the dispatch. Our event in Toronto is now less than three weeks away and tickets are selling fast. We still have some left but since we need to set aside a few for our panelists, act now to secure yours. Remember: October 18th in Toronto. All the details are here. Sign up today.
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Alright! Let’s get to the dispatch! As always, if it’s too long for your email client, read it on the website.