It’s interesting–and a bit of a relief–to be in another country and to read their newspapers, seeing what issues exercise Canadians. The front page story getting everyone upset is Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s plan to drop the culturally-beloved theme music used for decades on hockey broadcasts. A copyright dispute with the composer is at the root of this national crisis, and I suspect due to the uproar it will be resolved. Also on the front page, a story about a Canadian rich guy trying to BUY a hockey team. But also a story about a terrorism trial of some Canadians planning to attack their own peaceful country, and a story about American immigration having sent a Canadian citizen back to Syria even though he was going to be tortured.
On the Washington Post front page, from what I can tell on the internet, we have stories on the Obama-Clinton summit (I’m telling you, she’s going to be his Vice-Presidential choice), high oil prices, the 9/11 mastermind, and Iran.