Get tough on suicide bombings

A recent story in The Times of London reveals how utterly despicable are the folks who plan and execute suicide bombings. Two 17-year-old peasant...

No longer punching above our weight

AS PAUL Martin prepares to attend the G8 Summit in Scotland, a simple question must be asked: Does Liberal Canada’s foreign policy mean...

Let’s all get real in 2008

Bonne annee. Welcome to the New Year. Take a deep breath, savour the moment and be an adult in a world awash in a rising...

Protect free speech, even if offensive

How does a liberal society deal with a case such as that of Salman Hossain, who posted vile, incendiary messages in public against Jews...

Getting a read on moderation

Since the Islamist terrorist strikes on America’s heartland six years ago and counting, the West wistfully waits for “moderate” Muslims to come together to...

UN has a Heart of Darkness

In Joseph Conrad’s small yet dense novel set at the turn of the last century, Heart of Darkness, the up-river journey of Marlow, the...

Obama’s vanity shines through

President Barack Hussein Obama’s first major international interview, given to Al-Arabiya, the Middle East television network, did not come as a surprise. Nor was it...

New war looms in Mideast

At the outset of his richly detailed history of the Peloponnesian War, Thucydides, writing 25 centuries ago, warned, “What made war inevitable was the...

When slippery slope becomes steeper

The theatrics of negotiation with Iran seen recently at the UN make dismally clear why history’s most horrific war that started 70 years ago...

World still lives in shadows of WWII

Seventy years ago this week Adolf Hitler, the Nazi dictator of Germany, ignited the most cataclysmic war in history. Some six years later, with over...

Remember when honour was important?

There was once an unspoken rule in public life that when trust is broken and a reputation sullied, the person in question should...

Ban the bomb - in Iran

UN Security Council Resolution 1696, passed on July 31, is specific. It is a Chapter 7 resolution, which names a member state for being...

Let’s back our troops

The tragic news of Capt. Nichola Goddard’s death in battle with Taliban insurgents outside of Kandahar came just as the government was opening debate...

U.S. can’t afford to ignore world in crisis

Americans are understandably concerned about their economy with an astronomical debt burden now equalling the country

Tehran unfazed by rest of world

The agenda of the G8 Summit 2007 in Germany made no mention of Iran. But angry words fired by Russian President Vladimir Putin ahead...