Drew Brown

Politics Columnist

Drew Brown is the editor of the Newfoundland and Labrador Independent. He writes about national and provincial politics and culture in Canada, and his bylines include VICE, The Guardian, CBC, and The Deep. He lives in St. John's, Newfoundland. 

Views My Own

America Is No Longer a Safe Country and We Should Say So

Canada has a responsibility to call out industrialised child abuse and defend the rights of asylum seekers.
Drew Brown
6.19.18
Politics

Donald Trump Said a Very Dumb Thing to Justin Trudeau

But it’s probably Stephen Harper’s fault.
Drew Brown
6.7.18
misogyny

Toxic Masculinity Is At the Heart of This Darkness

The two biggest massacres in the last 40 years of Canadian history have been explicitly linked to misogyny.
Drew Brown
4.25.18
Politics

Justin Trudeau’s Celebrity Schtick Has Finally Blown Up in His Face

Trudeau’s Indian misadventure was an epic misfire.
Drew Brown
2.23.18
Politics

Justin Trudeau Said 'Peoplekind' and Right-wing Media Is Very Upset!

Here’s your definitive analysis of the clip Fox News really wants you to see.
Drew Brown
2.6.18
Politics

Justin Trudeau’s Awkward Adventures Are Part of His Brand Now

He is not a crook. But he probably shouldn’t literally say “I am not a crook.”
Drew Brown
1.11.18
Politics

Behold, the Worst Double Date in History

What is international diplomacy but the highest-stakes couples dinner of them all?
Drew Brown
10.13.17
Social Media

Twitter Has Doubled Its Character Count, Now We’re Twice as Anxious

Whether this is a good or a bad thing depends on how much you hate yourself.
Drew Brown
9.28.17
drinking

Laugh Not at the Man Who Drank One Beer and Called the Cops on Himself

It’s better to go to jail than to live in the torture chamber of your mind.
Drew Brown
8.20.17
Views On My Own

Getting a PhD Is Bad for Your Mental Health

No shit. It’s why I quit.
Drew Brown
8.8.17
Justin Trudeau

Watch Justin Trudeau Experience the Most Awkward 90 Seconds of his Life

Don’t worry, Cool Dad, we’ve all been there.
Drew Brown
7.12.17

To Save the World, We Must Sue the Baby Boomers

Dutch children might be able to sue their parents for bringing them into this godawful world. Where can I sign up?
Drew Brown
6.6.17
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