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Suzuki playing gutter politics

I have likely never seen a more outrageous, mean-spirited attack on a politician by a public figure than that by environment crusader David Suzuki on Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach. Suzuki—an individual for whom I...

Grit record terror-ible

The hypocrisy of our nation’s federal Liberals obviously knows no bounds except that of sinking lower and lower to tarnish the reputation of their Conservative opponents. This was again demonstrated last week when Liberal...

Britain’s Blair takes tumble

Troubles open way for Tories LONDON—Prime Minister Tony Blair and his government are now so covered in sleaze, one is reminded of Jean Chretien and Paul Martin’s regimes. In a London Sunday Times poll, some...

Being ‘likable’ isn’t enough

This is what should frighten all of us about “likable” Premier Ed Stelmach in the face of a possibility of a resurgence of federal Liberal power under that party’s new leader “Pie-In-The-Sky” Stephane Dion....

Disastrous prospect

The nation will spin into chaos if Dion becomes PM My political colleagues describe Liberal Leader Stephane Dion as a twit or a twerp. Being somewhat more polite—but only somewhat—my own description would be feckless....

Give me a break

Who knows what puritanical bureaucrats will ban next? I see myself as a cosmopolitan fellow, having travelled much of the world and having friends of many cultures. Not a government-funded multicultural type, of course, since...

United States stands resolute

President George W. Bush is going to persevere and prevail in beating world terrorism and bringing stable democracies to both Afghanistan and Iraq. There will be no wavering and no withdrawal. These were the...

Dion disaster looms

Liberals’ gaffe-able misleader has two left feet Jot this down somewhere and refer to it either during a federal election campaign expected within a handful of months or one year to the date Stephane Dion...

Grits need new focus

Scare tactics won’t work this time around The federal Liberals turned political dirty tricks into an art form during the regimes of Jean Chretien and Paul Martin. They didn’t simply go for innuendos in...

We must win at any cost

‘Radical Islam’ has to be quashed My friend Herb Meyer is quite a fellow in many ways. During President Ronald Reagan’s administration, he served as special assistant to the Director of Central Intelligence, Bill Casey,...

Words worth mulling over

Life is much too short for pettiness A decade or so ago I used to drive my ailing and aging friend Morty Milner to schul on a Saturday morning at Beth Tzedec Synagogue. Now and...

All the right moves

Dinning should do end-run around party that betrayed him There are many twists and turns in politics. We just witnessed in Canada former socialist New Democrat Bob Rae suddenly turning into a free market Liberal,...

Truth about mad fiend

Trying to buy off tyrants like Ahmadinejad merely increases their contempt   Jewish friends—and I have a large number of them—wonder when I intend to write about the conference of Holocaust deniers organized by Iranian...

Plaque miffs Calgary war hero

Words diminish achievement Calgarian Art Smith is a genuine war hero and true patriot of our country, so it’s easy to see why he gets miffed when someone suggests he and his compatriots were not....

Alberta Grits are dreaming

Liberals branded in this province I’m beginning to wonder whether provincial Liberal Leader Kevin Taft invented Technicolor or simply dreams in it. If so, dream on, Kevin. The ever-optimistic Taft once again sees a breakthrough...