Michael Taube Columnist Troy Media

It’s a mug’s game to select one great sports moment over another. But that doesn't make Vegas’s success any less remarkable.
It’s a mug’s game to select one great sports moment over another. But that doesn't make Vegas’s success any less remarkable.

Are the Golden Knights the greatest sports story of all time?

By Michael Taube Columnist Troy Media
May 23, 2018 - 2:53pm

When a sports team is starting out, most observers set a very low bar for expectations. The hope is the first season isn’t too disastrous, there’s gradual improvement over the next five to 10 years, and the team eventually becomes a playoff contender.

In the aftermath of this week's tragedy in Toronto, how do we come to the grips with such violence? And who do we blame?
In the aftermath of this week's tragedy in Toronto, how do we come to the grips with such violence? And who do we blame? Pixabay

Making sense of violent attacks

By Michael Taube Columnist Troy Media
April 24, 2018 - 10:49am

Like most columnists, I’m usually inspired to write on topics that are aligned with my areas of interest. My usual fare is politics, history and economics, but I’ll sometimes write about art, sport, music, and even animation and comic strips.

There were many expert opinions as to why Doug Ford decided to drop the campaign bus. Many of them were wrong-headed
There were many expert opinions as to why Doug Ford decided to drop the campaign bus. Many of them were wrong-headed

Does anyone seriously believe Doug Ford is afraid of the media?

By Michael Taube Columnist Troy Media
April 11, 2018 - 9:48am

The word ‘expert’ has broad meaning today.

Many people are invited to discuss their experiences in areas like business, labour, medicine, opinion polls, politics and media. Some have a real depth of knowledge, while others engage audiences with tidbits of information.