Saturday, May 25, 2019

My liberal kitty has claws out for Ann Coulter

For seven years, one of my daily activities has been rushing to Ann Coulter’s rescue. Not the real one—the $65 Ann Coulter doll from...

Vulnerable suffer if euthanasia seen as a virtue

In my first-ever column on euthanasia, I wrote about Frances and Ken. Fifteen years later, their stories remain far more compelling than my words...

Say you’re sorry—and then fix the system

One year ago, four medical mistakes occurred over 54 days in the same unit at Alberta Children’s Hospital. A four-year-old patient was given a...

Insite doesn’t do enough to change addicts

Corey Ogilvie wanted to document life in Vancouver’s notorious downtown eastside (DTES) by spending 30 days living alongside the residents of North America’s poorest,...

From Clark Kent to Superman—Canada gets heroic

Canada: No more Mr. Nice Guy. Google the words and you’ll soon realize that the biggest surprise of the Vancouver Olympic Games is ....

From Piltdown man to global warming

1912. The scene is a gravel pit in a small English village named Piltdown. A workman makes a grisly discovery of what appears to...

Integration, not racism, makes for better education

We’ve heard it all before. A worthy government-First Nations endeavour is in jeopardy; native leaders blatantly refuse to be accountable and any good that...

Many are to blame for false vaccine-autism link

One of the world’s most prestigious medical journals has gone to startling lengths to demonstrate, supposedly once and for all, that there is no...

Silence on abortion’s link to breast cancer suspect

For the past 15 years, there’s been a growing controversy over the link between induced abortion and increased risk of breast cancer. But few...

Safe injection ruling absurd and dangerous

The B.C. Court of Appeal has taken it upon itself to redefine health care in Canada. A recent ruling on the legality of Insite, Vancouver’s...

Suspend the outrage—prorogation’s no big deal

When Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced last week that he was suspending the current session of Parliament, some members of the media quickly resorted...

The big stories that never happened

Without a doubt, the biggest news story of the year comes from Washington, D.C. with the historic inauguration of a woman as the vice-president...

Why aren’t Al Gore’s pants on fire?

“Oops, I did it again. I think I did it again.” Lyrics to a Britney Spears song? Yes. But it’s also likely they represent some...

Captured Tiger shreds tame image

“Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.” As a devoted Tiger Woods fan, it’s been rather depressing to watch...

My Three Gifts of Christmas

Apparently I buy really lousy Christmas presents. I had always mildly suspected my shortcomings, but recently economist Joel Waldfogel confirmed them. In his book...