Peace Through Victory

JERUSALEM—Israel’s determination to continue its military campaign against Hamas terrorists in Gaza, despite tragic civilian losses, serves as a reminder that peace is the...

Tax cuts make the best stimulus

On Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009, Prime Minister Stephen Harper will have a rare opportunity to change the landscape of Canada’s finances. That is when...

We Wish You a Merry Euphemism

If you insist on saying “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas,” it doesn’t mean you’re a bigot – but it helps. Whether you’re a...

Politicians’ puny priorities hamper progress

Canadian politicians aren’t making history, they’re taking up space. In other countries, particularly the United States, the decade preceding 9/11 is often referred to as...

Bloodless Coup at Disneyland

Canadian politicians aren’t making history, they’re taking up space. In other countries, particularly the United States, the decade preceding 9/11 is often referred to...

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,...

Good Luck, President Obama

Good luck, Mr. President. I am one of those Americans Barack Obama spoke to on election night, the ones who did not vote for...

Once More, Without Feeling

Now that the election is over, might we at last have some civility – and some answers? “Hope” springs eternal. The contest between Republican...

A Leader Must Know How to Seem

Although I and others have been critical of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s slow-going on conservative issues while in office, he remains the strongest choice...

Two Tenets, Two Truths

The crisis that is affecting financial markets around the globe finds its basis in two tenets that have been fundamental to the American way...

‘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...

Lighten Up, Francis

“I like a man who grins when he fights.” –Sir Winston Churchill Now that Republicans have wrapped up their National Convention in Minneapolis-St. Paul, nominating...

GOP faithful energized by Sarah Palin

ST. PAUL, Minn.—When Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain selected Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska to be his running mate, America took notice. For...

Deplore the ideas, not the person

  “If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man’s life sorrow and suffering enough...

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...