Saturday, May 25, 2019

Height restrictions at the sperm bank

A few months ago I took part in a mock debate whose annual tradition it is to task stand-up comics manqués with raising optimal...

The abortion issue we’re ignoring

Last week’s murder of Dr. George Tiller, probably the world’s most committed abortion provider, evoked a storm of emotive rhetoric from familiar antagonists in...

Feminism is still assaulting academia

If I were writing a novel illustrating the sad decline of academic integrity on campus, here’s the scenario I would concoct: My protagonist would be...

I expect better from Maclean’s

Now that its battle on free speech issues with certain human rights commissions is settled, you’d think Maclean’s magazine would be the last to...

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...

Seeing the Durban II farce for what it is

From its name—the UN Durban Review Conference, which begins April 20 (Hitler’s birthday, appropriately enough)—one might assume the conference is being held in Durban,...

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...

The threat of ‘no-differencers’

Since 9/11, two distinct views have emerged about the best way to deal with jihadism. One of them is exemplified by terrorism “expert” Louise...

Getting them while they’re young

In George Orwell’s dystopian allegory, Animal Farm, the pigs assume governance of a farm the animals have seized from their oppressive human owner. Not...

Fictional drivel

Monday’s front page news contained an unprecedented case of literary lese majeste. A parent of a Grade 12 Toronto high school student petitioned for...

Forty years of “peace” studies and nothing to show for it

The Canadian Institute for Conflict Resolution has just wrapped up a two-day conference at Ottawa’s Saint Paul University, called “Women Building Peace.” Peace, peace, peace....

Le malaise Quebecois

On Feb. 2, Sylvain Bouchard, host of a Quebec City FM 93.3 talk show, got himself in hot water with the redoubtable Francoise David,...

Obama can change what black men think

He’s not only the first black president, but the good dad he wishes he’d had. She’s not just the first black first lady, but...

The ‘humanitarian mask’

Last week CNN aired a heartrending videotape of a “dying” Palestinian child receiving “CPR,” ostensibly one more Gazan victim of Israel’s inhumanity. It was...

Quebec’s creepy new curriculum

An often-quoted Jesuit maxim boasts, “Give me a child until he is seven and I will give you the man.” Only seven? Amateurs! Since September...