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Liberals are against that.

My kind of liberal

People don’t always die to fit the news cycle, and Samuel P. Huntington, a great and arguably the greatest of recent American political thinkers,...

Observations of a newspaperman

Like so many who arrived in this “profession” of newspapering—whether accidentally or on purpose—I suffered from an early and irrational attraction to newspapers as...

Presidential decision making

The extreme delay in getting decisions out of Washington that were urgent many months ago, on how to proceed in Afghanistan, was made sickly...

Lament for a nation

There is nothing new under the sun: and I mean, nothing. It is a point brought home to us with increasing force by the...

Historical scab-picking

Theodore Roosevelt’s excellent foreign policy advice for superpowers—“Speak softly and carry a big stick”—was uttered a few days before the assassination of President McKinley...

Taking swine flu in our stride

The politically correct term is now “H1N1.” The original term, “swine flu”—which caught on spontaneously, in all the European languages at least—has been ruled...

Standing up to tyrants

A North Korean submarine torpedoed and sank a South Korean gunboat in March, killing 46 sailors. This was the conclusion of a thorough investigation...

A shameful pressure tactic

A fortnight is a long time in politics. It corresponds most recently to the time between Barack Obama’s inauguration as the 44th President of...

Spaceman

People of Berlin, people of the world, this is our moment. This is our time.” This is what Barack Obama said, to a crowd of...

Kafka comes to Canada

It is hard to say whether the decision announced Wednesday by Athanasios Hadjis, the quasi-judge of the Canadian “Human Rights” Tribunal, is a victory...

Talk loudly, carry a big stick

Technically, the Korean War never ended. There was no peace treaty in 1953. The war (in which Canada was intimately involved) went from hot...

The people rise up

We will see what we will see. This time next week, we will be poring over results from the U.S. midterm election. It will...

A loose but highly interesting cannon

While waiting through late March, April, and early May for the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission to publish the results of the presidential vote in that...

ET can’t call home because he doesn’t exist

I had better tread carefully today, for I am going to write disparagingly about an entire class of sentient beings—and we should all know...

Living history

Next year will be the 10th anniversary of “9/11.” Mass planners note: It will fall on a Sunday. There is a considerable accumulation of...