Today I found Heather Mallick. I love the way she writes intelligently but in a very down-to-earth way. Her metaphors and allusions are all accessible ... and very female in this piece on the federal budget.
Some excerpts and where to find the whole essay:
What she wants in a crisis:
"Someone calm, astute, someone whose teacup isn't rattling in the saucer."
On the budget itself:
"It reads like one of my shopping lists, a document I always worry will be found on me if I'm in a car accident."
"A deficit budget that splashes cash about rather than pouring it where it is most needed."
"What a cheesy, small-time way to keep Canada just mucking along. During the biggest economic crisis the world has faced in a century, we have a prime minister as carpet salesman and a nail-biting Opposition leader in the back office with a cheap calculator."
You can read the whole thing here. It is worth reading.