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The marriage of evil and stupidity at Carleton University

Last Monday, the student council of Carleton University attracted much attention to their university and to the city of Ottawa—around Canada and the world—with...

Our spiritual grassfire

It has been my habit, over recent years, to ring a little bell at Ash Wednesday, to my readers Christian and non-Christian alike; to...

Fighting for freedom

I wonder if I should make a human rights complaint (I write sarcastically). Perhaps I could get a hundred or more journalists to go...

The world’s most despicable socialist regime

More than a fortnight has passed since a major cyclone struck the heavily populated coastal and delta plains of Burma, causing casualties in six...

Capitalism is local

In my recent Sunday natterings on “what is to be done”—my attempt to think positively, about the direction we should take as the bankrupt...

Moral order is easy to tear down, hard to build

While I unburdened myself last week of my contempt for Canada’s governess-general, her chief justice, her prime minister and other, undesignated officials—in the affair...

Remembering, with sadness, a great civilization

The 20th century was a disaster in the history of China, even before the Communists came to power in 1949. An ancient empire that was...

In search of a shared heritage

Did you know that what is called Colonel By Day in Ottawa—Monday of the long weekend that has now commenced—is called Simcoe Day in...

Beware the experts

We (royal) consult The Drudge Report every morning—at least every morning when we are supposed to be at work—as we cruise the Internet in...

The ‘Sadat standard’

It is enough to look at the photograph, of George W. Bush expansively embracing Mahmoud Abbas and Ehud Olmert at Annapolis—in just the way...

A buyer’s market

Our word for today will be: “monopsony.” This is an item of economist’s jargon, which I promise to define in due course. Economists generally get...

The official opposition

As Rush Limbaugh said—soon after the last U.S. election, and not without some attendant controversy—we should hope for President Obama to fail. The Republican...

Detached observers

The word “detachment” has several meanings. It may refer, for instance, to the state of being free of prejudice or bias, to being “disinterested”—a...

Non-options

One of the key functions of modern government is to reduce, by law, the options people have, especially when they are facing challenges to...

Obama’s plan to surrender

President Barack Obama announced this week, in his latest glamour speech—this one choreographed among cadets at West Point—the substance of the new U.S. “Afghan...