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Edward Ngai

Edward Ngai is a reporter and researcher studying comparative politics. He graduated from Stanford University in 2015. His reporting has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, San Jose Mercury News, and the Stanford Daily, where he was editor-in-chief from 2013 to 2014.

2010 Hockey Hall of Fame inductions a historic step forward in a broken system

Former NHL-er Dino Ciccarelli and women's hockey players Cammi Granato and Angela James amongst the names set to join hockey immortality in Toronto.

Asian-Canadian community outraged over Yao Wei Wu case

Separate investigation by Delta Police Department clears VPD Constables Florkow and London of wrongdoing.

Autumn is the season of political extremism

Exactly a week after Rob Ford’s conservative landslide in Toronto, Americans are heading to the polls poised to shift Congress sharply to the right.

UNsuccessful: Canada rejected from the big world dance

What the world’s astonishing rebuke of Canada’s candidacy for a seat on the UN Security Council says about Harper’s foreign policy.

Canucks slated to be winners, but still no captain

Despite the Canucks’ steadfast refusal to name their captain before Saturday night’s season opener, all signs point to the “C” being stitched onto Henrik Sedin’s jersey—for better or for worse.

Michaëlle Jean’s final 21-gun salute

As the Governor General leaves Rideau Hall, we can look back fondly upon a heartwarming Canadian story.

They fight, they ridicule, they spew vitriol. They're Canada's politicians!

Instead of delving into complex issues, parliamentarians often answer their own questions, leaving the interrogated minister no choice but to rise and respond with “liar”, “dishonourable”, or a combin

Blogging under fire

If bloggers are to be taken seriously as journalists—an objective that surely all my blogging peers would strive for—they must be held accountable for what they publish. And when they aren’t, bad-appl

Where to lay the blame in the Manila hostage debacle? Everywhere.

On Tuesday, a little after 12:30 AM in the Philippines, recently-elected Philippine President Benigno Aquino III stepped up to the podium in Manila to comment on the crisis that had begun nearly...

Why we must fight tooth and nail for our right to connect with others

The UAE's coming ban on interacting via Blackberry is a sobering reminder of why we cannot lose sight of the global society that technology has helped us to build.