Harper spinning his wheels in pursuit of elusive majority

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Conservative government have hit a brick wall in terms of capturing the imagination and support of Canadians. It defies...

How many apologies will be enough?

Rack up another one on the residential school apology meter. In a historic Vatican meeting, Pope Benedict XVI offered his “sympathy” to Assembly of First...

This is what you get when you negotiate with Taliban

Interesting. Just as western leaders are publicly mulling a strategy of reconciling with moderate Taliban leaders to draw them over to the side of...

Democrats show hypocrisy by attacking governor’s family

Well, well, well. Guess who’s suddenly become the staunch defender of family values in the United States? Is it A) the media, B) the small-l-liberals,...

Meet the real Jack Kevorkian

The infamous Dr. Death is back. After eight-and-a-half years in prison and a parole period of relative silence (except for a ridiculous attempt to...

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...

Sept. 11 changed us forever. Or did it?

September 11, 2001, changed the world. Evil invaded North America on a scale that had never before been seen. In a matter of hours,...

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)...

Abstinence, faithfulness better against AIDS than condoms

The problem of Africa was a major theme of discussion at this week’s G-8 summit in Japan. The solution — as it inevitably is...

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,...

Legalized prostitution doesn’t work

Prostitution is a risky business. That’s why our society discourages girls from making it a career choice, and encourages prostitutes to pursue an alternate line...

When it comes to healing, words not enough

Prime Minister Stephen Harper stood before the House of Commons this week to offer a formal apology to Canada’s natives for “a sad chapter...

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...

Meltdown of nuclear medicine industry a potential health crisis

On Monday, the Talisman Group released its long-awaited review of last December’s shutdown of the NRU nuclear reactor at Chalk River. Appropriately, it was called...

Omar Khadr should face justice in the U.S.

It doesn’t look like Omar Khadr will be packing his suitcase and heading to Canada any time soon. Last Friday, U.S. Attorney-General Eric Holder...