Saint Patrick and the Selfless Life

The life of Saint Patrick is celebrated the world over on March 17, when everyone is a little bit Irish. Solemnity and sobriety may...

Authors, Kids and the Canadian Position

The investment industry has a term for making statements in support of a stock you own: “Talking your position.” This is not necessarily a...

Democrats Dread November

WASHINGTON, DC

‘Conservative’ in name only

For Canadians who embrace environmentalism, confiscatory tax rates and comprehensive government programs, the October 14 federal election offers an embarrassment of riches. Folks who...

What Does Victory Look Like?

Sixty-five years ago today, World War II officially came to an end. On September 2, 1945, Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu boarded the USS...

Saint Nicholas and the Present

Beginning on his Feast Day of December 6 and continuing through the Christmas season, folks are put in mind of St. Nicholas, who comes...

A Way of Life

Every Monday, for 15 minutes, a young man speaks to his mother through prison glass. She is Sakine Mohammedie Ashtiani, and since 2006 she...

The TSA Tea Party

Yet again, those in power have misread and underestimated the will of the American people. Last November

Less Fear and More Friendliness

Recently, I attended a book launch for my old friend, Dr. John Bowen, who has just published a tome called, “Growing Up Christian.” It’s...

A One-Term Wonder

Watching Barack Obama speak from the Oval Office Tuesday evening, I was reminded of a remark he made back in January: “I’d rather be...

The Future of the CBC

As our national broadcaster, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation strives to offer original programming in both French and English but, when it comes to accepting...

George W. Bush and the Legacy in Waiting

It is the easiest thing in the world to criticize President George W. Bush. So simple and widespread is condemnation of the man that,...

CANADA: A Great and Good Country

A 143rd birthday is as good a time as any to consider one’s health. This Canada Day, we can contemplate a storied past and...

City Hall needs to park the frills and do its job

Toronto needs a new perspective. Those priorities that our current leadership takes for granted—expensive environmental and arts programs, massive public works projects, the dream...

State of the Union: A Chance to be Wise

“Only a fool learns from his own mistakes. The wise man learns from the mistakes of others.” – Otto von Bismarck Tonight, U.S. President Barack...