Sunday, September 15, 2019

The God that whined

Back in the day, the many atheists I knew went about their unbelieving lives in a quietly sardonic, but non-combative way: They’d abandoned organized...

Indicting the left’s true believers

In The Gulag Archipelago, Solzhenitsyn noted that Shakespeare’s evildoers were content to commit only a handful of murders. They stop killing, Solzhenitsyn explained, because...

Ideology trumps equality

‘For Heaven’s sake, a man is cheating on you, you do what every wife in this country does: You take him to the cleaners....

The last white ribbon

‘I may sound callous,” said a mental health professional in a national newspaper, “but doesn’t grieving have a shelf life? ... Let’s wind it...

It’s not easy being white

Remember the old Kermit the Frog complaint, “It’s not that easy bein’ green”? It’s from a ditty about diversity, in which Kermit proceeds from...

Memo to my children

Lately, we have witnessed a pernicious cultural trend toward the rebranding of legalized euthanasia as a gift rather than a menace to society’s most...

Making apologies for racism

There was a time when patriotism and an outsize love of country was a given in anyone running for president of the United States....

Leave religion out of recruiting

In the 1950s, when Israel was a fledgling state, my friends and I used to (half) playfully challenge each other with the hypothetical: “If...

Fed on myths, preying on men

November was Domestic Violence Awareness month. Truth in advertising suggests it should be Y-Chromosome Apartheid Month. Far from promoting “awareness” of a social problem...

Liberate The Campus

In an ongoing series, National Post writers are being asked a simple question: If you had the power to change a single thing about...

The case for the (almost) status quo in American health care

The debate over the Obama drive to universalize heath care along Canadian Medicare lines has polarized opinion. If you read a certain set of...

Jonas - a ‘classic liberal’

There’s a convention in column-writing that makes us shrink from mentioning the accomplishments of our op-ed page confreres. None of us wants to come...

They don’t get it

The escalating furor over the Danish cartoons depicting Muhammad has morphed from questions of free speech and cultural insensitivity into a clash of two...

Children are born as conservatives; The happiness in their hearts

I was walking my four-year-old granddaughter home from her (parochial) junior kindergarten a few weeks ago, a frequent pleasure, when she announced, “You can’t...

Fighting is for men

As soon as Remembrance Day lapel poppies make their annual appearance, wars, old and new, occupy my thoughts. I am especially keen to see...