Two sets of rules

Republicans held to different standard than Democrats by American media HOUSTON—I always feel right at home sitting with Republicans, while invariably feeling more than slightly...

Stacked House

Unelected senators should quit Senate after Harper’s makeover Ontario Premier Dalton Mc-Guinty is dead-set against Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s plans to put some teeth into...

Nothing left

Liberal elite denigrates all Middle America holds dear DALLAS—I’m chatting with two of my fine Republican friends—actually, the adjective is a redundancy since all Republicans...

Happier apart

Canada and Quebec could both benefit from separation I had just finished watching the enchanting French movie Les Choristes—rush out and buy it on...

UN-fathomable

Hypocrisy of United Nations betrays dynamic democracy DALLAS—President George W. Bush appointed the no-nonsense John Bolton as U.S. Ambassador to the UN to spearhead a...

Only one way to go

Tenacity trumps capitulation in fight for world democracy DENVER—Fabulously rich speechmaker Bill Clinton was uttering some balderdash last week as to how global warming is...

Far too taxing

Look, Mr. Mayor, average folk can use the dividend cheques I was enthralled this past weekend by Julie McCullough’s wide-eyed performance in Stage West’s current...

Plot thickens

Martin could use devious charade in desperate bid to cling to power   I’m pondering whether the apparently washed-up Liberal Leader Paul Martin will resign...

Bad day’s work

Leadership candidates botch visit to Alberta My always friendly door was wide open, but they never arrived. All four veered into town one day last...

Fiscal infidelity

Failure to back his own party reveals Martin’s true motives A shipping tycoon purportedly worth $200 million donates $13,000 to the political party he supposedly...

Straight goods

U.S. consul speaks frankly about borderline issues I’ve always found Canadian diplomats and top government officials tight-lipped and evasive, while U.S. diplomats and top government...

Gritty reality

Liberals never seem to tire of wallowing in hypocrisy Prime Minister Paul Martin and his ilk never seem to tire of demonstrating the shallowness...

Job well done

Employment rate soars in U.S. as a result of Bush tax cuts DALLAS—One positive thing I’ll say about the old roue and likable rogue, Bill...

Right direction

Conservatives gain ground—but it’s no revolution   DENVER—I had to disappoint many of my growing number of Republican friends this past weekend in explaining there...

C’mon Hillary

Presidential nomination for Clinton will clinch another Republican term DALLAS—I am beginning to cross my fingers and pray for Senator Hillary Clinton’s ascendancy as the...