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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 ....

The kids are OK, but they need a road map

Goodness is up, rebellion is down. Tradition is back and teenagers generally seem to be more responsible, thoughtful about their actions and oriented to...

It’s time to protect the unborn victims of crime

Several years ago, a California fertilizer salesman named Scott Peterson was sentenced to death by a California jury for killing his eight-months pregnant wife,...

Selective concern for academic freedom shows anti-Semitism

Universities are supposed to promote controversial ideas. It’s their proper role to present ideas that push students out of their comfort zone, extend the bounds...

Emotions go rogue when it comes to Palin

They’re back. All the hateful words, moronic jokes and vitriolic comments about Sarah Palin have returned as she re-enters public life to promote her...

What’s in the water at Carleton University?

“Whereas cystic fibrosis has been recently revealed to only affect white people and primarily men, be it resolved that: (the Carleton University Student Association)...

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...

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,...

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...

Saviour siblings controversy shows questionable logic

Idon’t get it. Couples who suspect they may produce a child with a genetic mutation can use technology to create embryos for the express...

Sex education failing to curb risky encounters by teenagers

A Leger Marketing survey on the sexual attitudes of Canada’s young women suggests our current approach to sex education isn’t working. Comprehensive, no-holds barred sex...

Results, not Bush, slowed embryonic stem cell research

Let the Age of Enlightenment begin! American scientists are apparently celebrating the end of George Bush’s “anti-science” presidency and looking to the newly-anointed President Barack...

Global warming science not settled

While working on my PhD, a professor gave me advice about academics and research that I’ve kept to this day: “The moment you think...

Hardly a prince

Marc Emery peddles a dangerous drug and flouts American laws. Why should Ottawa protect him? Two recent National Post columns have called for Canadians to...

Vancouver’s safe injection site contradiction in name and deed

According to news reports, there’s a huge debate over Vancouver’s safe injection site for illegal drugs and it’s a classic argument between philosophy and...