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The Hidden Issue

To hear the mainstream news media tell it, the only issue really in play in the 2008 Presidential election is the war in Iraq. And, lest the voting public forget, the media are quick to...

Calling All Conservatives

I know you’re busy earning a living…chauffeuring your kids to soccer practice…fixing the leaking faucet in your bathroom. And I know that it’s not that you don’t care—but that you care so deeply...

[U.S.] Thanksgiving: Blessings and Challenges

The children of 21st century America are both profoundly blessed and incredibly challenged this Thanksgiving 2006. They can indulge in turkey and mashed potatoes to their heart’s content, savoring the tastes of the season. They...

A Blueprint for Victory

Now that Election ’06 is mercifully over, campaign coroners are out in force, trying to determine the cause of the demise of the Republican Party. There is no shortage of media pundits, ready to proclaim...

What’s Really Scary This Halloween

These are the nights when schools around America are filled with Harry Potters, soldiers, Draculas, and Disney princesses—at least those schools that still observe Halloween. There may be parades, parties, and picture-taking—and...

Britons See U.S. as Vulgar?

This past week we celebrated America’s independence, I was struck by this item that crossed the electronic news site of record, the Drudge Report: Britons See U.S. as Vulgar Empire Builder. If you had any...

Firearm Registry Worked Like a Charm

After ten years of misfires the gun registry is mercifully being dismantled.  A quick execution would have been preferred but death by budgetary starvation and lack of enforcement will suffice.  The registry has been...

Still Wrong After All These Years

It’s been quite amusing listening to the critics dump on the government’s criminal justice reforms.  The proposed legislation would do little more than impose mandatory incarceration for specified gun and drug related crimes, and...

I didn’t do it. It wasn’t me. It’s not my fault.

The next time you hear of some hardened criminal blaming his offences on drugs, poverty, peer pressure or a lousy childhood, consider where he probably learned it.  After all, activists, lawyers and academics have...

Making Sure Crime Doesn’t Pay

It’s hard for me to think of a job that’s more frustrating these days than that of a local cop. Day in and day out, local police officers and sheriff’s deputies lay their lives...

Crack Down on Crime? Oh, the Horror!

Numerous commentaries by academics, lawyers, and activists blasting the Conservatives’ plans to crack down on crime evoke a sense of dÃ

All Quiet on the Celebrity Front

Although the story had a happy ending, it’s worth noting that the voices of Hollywood, television, rock and roll and other entertainment mediums were nowhere to be heard with respect to Abdul Rahman.  He’s...

Absolute Power

Most pundits agree the Conservatives only committed one major gaffe during the recent election campaign.  This occurred when Stephen Harper attempted to address those who claimed to be fearful of a Conservative majority.  In...

Mediocrity Should Not Be a Canadian Value

The lackluster performance of the Canadian men’s Olympic hockey team comes as a great disappointment to many.  After all, hockey has long been one of those institutions Canadians are proud and passionate about.  But...

How Not To Run A Justice System

Every now and then an otherwise mundane news item on page eight or nine has so many twists and turns it literally cries out for further attention.  Such is the case with a minor...