Faithful Star readers will know that we've been running a series this week on the tattered condition of political discourse on Parliament Hill. My piece, on the media's contribution to the problem, is running today.
More bad reviews of Ottawa's political theatre can be found in an excellent article by Alex Panetta of Canadian Press. Alex, who is sadly leaving the parliamentary press gallery soon to take a job in Montreal, has talked to some rookies on the Hill who are definitely not impressed with what they've seen.
What readers may want to know is why criticism is so abundant, but solutions are so scarce. What, for instance, can we do to fix some of the more farcical aspects of political culture here on Parliament Hill? Paul Wells at Macleans took a crack at this with regard to Question Period in a recent column. More suggestions would be most welcome. And again, if there are stories out there about good politics -- about people overcoming the partisan differences to do something constructive, we're keen to hear about them.