Saturday, May 25, 2019

Don’t call it reefer madness

Because libertarians never achieve political power, they have the luxury of advancing passionately held, logically consistent theories that will never be tested in real...

Sexism, stood on its head

‘Blonde Bombshell”! “Whore”! “Dipstick”! “Barbie!” The media Belindatron has whirled for days with outrage over sexism against poor Ms. Stronach. Never mind Belinda’s...

A school board’s message: Women good, men bad

The Peel District School Board is one of Canada’s largest, as its $1-billion budget, 13,000 academic staff, 145,000 students and 226 schools attest. Imagine...

Refugees R Us

On Sunday, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney praised a Federal Court ruling denying citizenship to Syrian immigrant Nasoh Raslan. At trial, it was revealed that...

Ten reasons not to fear separatism

MONTREAL - The French have just voted non to the EU constitution. Current EU president Jean-Claude Juncker says countries voting No need a...

An exceptional woman

When news broke of Canada’s first female combat death last week—that of Captain Nichola Goddard in an Afghanistan firefight—Canadians greeted the news in a...

Dropping the r-bomb

The bourgeois tyranny of the fully-abled It was revealed by The Wall Street Journal in late January that at a private strategy session in August,...

Not tonight, dear - in fact, not ever

An intriguing article in the Post’s April 28 Body and Health section explored the properties of asexuality (not to be confused with celibacy, the...

This is how it will go down

In the Beginning, J.K. Rowling brooded upon a sparsely starred adolescent literary firmament, and in 1997 began publishing Harry Potter novels. And in 2005...

A fraudster, not a murderer

Fifty-two-year-old Johnson Aziga was convicted this past weekend on two counts of first degree murder, 10 counts of aggravated sexual assault and one count...

From desperate separatists, a Hail Mary pass

It’s usually satisfying for a pundit to anticipate the direction of a political wind, but I take no pleasure whenever one of my gloomy...

Hyde in office, Jekyll in defeat

It can be anti-climactic to finally get what you’ve long wanted. It isn’t that the Conservatives didn’t win big enough to please me; it...

The college campus: Anti-Semitism’s last North American refuge

A1930s Jewish joke has two Polish yeshiva students walking down the street, suddenly aware of a pair of anti-Semitic thugs behind them brandishing sticks....

From Abraham to Seinfeld, kvetching galore

The Greeks didn’t question Zeus; Christians don’t debate with Jesus; and Muslims don’t even converse, let alone argue, with Allah “When I was a...

Don’t you know there’s a war on?

Remember Second World War English films and this inevitable exchange? Interlocutor A: “Let’s take a holiday/boil a second egg for breakfast/fall in love.” Interlocutor B:...