What are we fighting for? The right stuff

What is Canada’s role in Afghanistan? According to Kris Kotarski’s February 23 column in the Calgary Herald, the answer is simple: “We’re supporting the Americans....

Results, not Bush, slowed embryonic stem cell research

Let the Age of Enlightenment begin! American scientists are apparently celebrating the end of George Bush’s “anti-science” presidency and looking to the newly-anointed President Barack...

If Einstein is right, auto bailouts are insane

According to Albert Einstein, the definition of insanity is “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.” If this is...

What’s in the water at Carleton University?

“Whereas cystic fibrosis has been recently revealed to only affect white people and primarily men, be it resolved that: (the Carleton University Student Association)...

Union attitudes one more hurdle for auto bailout

Most readers will recall the public reaction last month when executives at the American International Group Inc. treated themselves to a week-long luxury spa...

Phil Fontaine denying healing to native survivors

Why does Chief Phil Fontaine seem so determined to frustrate the process of healing for residential school survivors and keep at bay reconciliation with...

Parents should decide on flu vaccine for kids

Hillary Clinton didn’t achieve her dream of becoming America’s first female president. But she obviously got her message across to the state of New...

Arts funding flip-flop won Harper no friends

Living out of a suitcase can’t be easy, and Conservative Leader Stephen Harper has now been criss-crossing the country for almost six weeks in...

No joke — two blokes walk into an office and rewrite curriculum

So . . . two priests walk into a bar. Oops, wrong joke. So . . . two priests walk into the Ministry of...

The Google ‘gotcha’ has candidates dropping like flies

We’re only halfway through the election campaign and candidates from all parties are dropping like flies. It’s getting to the point where voters really...

The Emperor’s new carbon tax—naked and ineffective

I blame Stephane Dion and Kyoto. To be clear, I don’t mean Dion’s dog, Kyoto. I mean the Kyoto Protocol. Ever since Kyoto came...

Big names put forward flimsy climate-change document

Four of our former prime ministers are either bored or in a desperate search for relevance and media attention. What else could explain their...

Democrats show hypocrisy by attacking governor’s family

Well, well, well. Guess who’s suddenly become the staunch defender of family values in the United States? Is it A) the media, B) the small-l-liberals,...

Labour Day holiday is rich in irony

What started as a day of demonstrations and historic struggles for workers’ rights has now morphed into a day of leisure and a celebration...

Doctors must always have right to follow conscience

Some 2,500 years ago, doctors were both healers and killers. Abortion and euthanasia were commonplace, and the type of medical service rendered depended on...