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  • The Post Millennial Justin Trudeau’s meaningless virtue signalling Tuesday November 21st, 2017
    Advertisement SharesIs Trudeau Right on Duterte?During a private meeting with Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte, on his recent trip to Manila for the ASEAN-Canada 40th Commemorative session, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke of the human rights issues pertaining to the bloody drug wars in the southeast Asian country. Duterte’s notoriously harsh strategies for dealing with addicts and de...
  • CJNEWS The new face of Judaism Monday November 20th, 2017
    My Jewishly oriented attention was captured – and in short order captivated – by a five-part series in the Jerusalem Report, written by its senior editor, Amotz Asa-El. His crisply written essays, released between July and September, are chockablock with thought-provoking, even startling, ideas about the state of the Jewish People in both Israel and the Diaspora – as we were, as we are, as we w...
  • National Post Let’s hope Canadian courts see the true meaning of the niqab Wednesday November 15th, 2017
    As was widely anticipated, Quebec’s Bill 62, banning face cover in the realm of public services, will be legally contested: by an individual niqab-wearing woman, supported by the CCLA and the National Council of Canadian Muslims. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is considering how his government too may “weigh in” on the challenge.Amongst the (anglophone) chattering class...
  • The Post Millennial Canada’s Governor Oversteps Mandate Friday November 3rd, 2017
    Scarcely a month into her tenure as Canada’s Governor-General, Julie Payette has stirred up controversy. As keynote speaker at the ninth annual Canadian Science Policy Convention in Ottawa, Payette recently exhorted members of the audience to help combat a variety of misleading beliefs, notably those she deemed especially foolish in regard to climate change and origin-of-life myths. I...
  • The Post Millennial Universities Becoming Hotspots for Intellectual Injustice Tuesday October 31st, 2017
    Back in 2005, in a column I wrote about political correctness on campus, I invited students to send me examples of pressure being put on them to conform with their professors ideology. It was an unscientific poll, given the inherent selection bias, but I did get over 100 email responses, many of which included precise evidence of a bias witnessed or experienced. Now, out of 500,000 s...
  • National Post The Jewish blindspot to the horrors of the niqab Tuesday October 31st, 2017
    Sir Salman Rushdie spoke at Montreal’s Jewish Public Library last week. We were two of an estimated 700-strong (mostly Jewish) audience. Rushdie’s insightful and entertaining address on “literature and politics in the modern world” was excellent, but the evening’s most noteworthy moment arrived with the Q&A, when, inevitably, his response was solicited regar...
  • CJNEWS I am Zioness, hear me roar Thursday October 26th, 2017
    What’s in a name? In identity politics, plenty. It’s confusing, for example, to keep track of the evolving nomenclature for the people we used to call natives. Once they were Indians, then aboriginals, then First Nations. Now they are indigenous (except for the Métis, who prefer the term “Indian”). Orientals became Asians. And blacks, of course, started out as cognitively neutral Negroes, self-...
  • The Post Millennial on Bill 62 the Government has done right thing Tuesday October 24th, 2017
    On March 8, 1979, 100,000 Iranian women marched in protest against new laws that had just been passed which made the hijab compulsory for all women. In 1982 the law would be extended to girls as young as six. Before the Iranian revolution, women in Iran looked like women in the West. The hijab and the niqab are modern inventions conceived as the outward expression of an anti-West, fun...
  • National Post Honouring Lord Balfour, who made Israel possible Tuesday October 24th, 2017
    This coming November 2nd marks the centenary of the Balfour Declaration, which with its portentous words, “His Majesty’s government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people…” may be the most consequential foreign-policy statement in modern history. Theodore Herzl, founder of the Zionist movement, famously said, “If you will it...
  • National Post The TDSB steps on another politically correct landmine Tuesday October 17th, 2017
    Out of desperation to claim title as the most politically correct institution in Canada, the Toronto District School Board has made itself a target for mockery twice in the last month. Last week, the TDSB announced that, out of respect for Indigenous peoples, it was going to retire “chief” from its senior staff nomenclature, changing such honorifics as “chief of social work...
  • The Post Millennial Opinion: Newer generation requires discipline, moral agency and maturity Tuesday October 17th, 2017
    Last August, two law professors, Amy Wax and Larry Alexander, wrote an op ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer arguing that the 1950s prescription for success – get an education before you marry; marry before you have children; try to stay married for the sake of your family – was still the best recipe for success. As well, they said, young people should “work hard and avoid idleness,” and...
  • The Post Millennial Ontario Law Society to Police “Thought Crimes” of its Members Tuesday October 10th, 2017
    Quis custodiet ipsos custodies? Who watches the watchmen in our society? That is the case before the court of public opinion in Canada today. The Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) regulates, licenses and disciplines Ontario’s more than 50,000 lawyers and 8,000 paralegals, in order “to maintain and advance the cause of justice and the rule of law, [and] to facilitate access to justice...
  • The Post Millennial A look into Multiculturalism, Identity Politics, and Totalitarianism Wednesday October 4th, 2017
    “Where I am coming From” I am delighted to submit this, my debut weekly column, to ThePostMillennial.com. I hope readers will indulge my taking this occasion to introduce “where I am coming from,” so to speak, in my choice of polemical subjects. When I look back over the body of my columns in the National Post, since I began my tenure there as an opinion columnist in Septe...
  • National Post Liberals left reeling by clear, rational criticisms of M-103 Wednesday October 4th, 2017
    With Parliament’s passage in late March of Motion 103, which condemned “Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination,” the Canadian Heritage Committee was tasked with a study to determine “what Canadians have to say” on the motion. Now underway, formal hearings are revealing what polls have already made clear: many Canadian...
  • National Post Boycott Roger Waters, rock legend and rabid Israel hater Tuesday September 26th, 2017
      Art and political activism make awkward bedfellows. They become unethical bedfellows when activist artists bully politically neutral colleagues into complicity with their cause.  In 2013 lead Animals singer Eric Burdon cancelled an appearance in Israel, intimidated by the relentless anti-Israel “pro-peace” zealots of the Boycott/Divestment/Sanctions (BDS) camp...
  • National Post Who Stole My Religion? Thursday September 21st, 2017
    Revitalizing Judaism and applying Jewish values to help heal our imperiled planet by Richard H. Schwartz with Rabbi Yonassan Gershom and Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz Barbara Kay is a public affairs columnist for The National Post, of Toronto, Canada. Reviewed by Barbara Kay   Richard Schwartz, principal author of Who Stole My Religion?, is a rather odd polemi...
  • National Post This could destroy our civilization, but we don’t talk about it Wednesday September 20th, 2017
    Menace of war is the “hermit kingdom’s” stock in trade. For the first time, two weeks ago, North Korea threatened an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack on North America that could cause disaster on a scale we can barely imagine—yet a disaster that, unlike an actual nuclear strike, would not directly kill a single human being. In its sixth and most powerful nuclear...
  • National Post An old truth packaged in a new study: fat is good for you Tuesday September 12th, 2017
    Humans die quickly if utterly deprived of fat. A high-fat, carb-free life produces lean, fit bodies Healthy eating and weight management are both obsessions in my family. There are no food regimes known to man that have not been followed by one or more of us in our quest for the magic bullet that will keep us trim in perpetuity without catching the Grim Reaper’s eye prematurely. ...
  • National Post Quebec’s niqab ban is progressive. The NDP apparently isn’t Tuesday August 29th, 2017
    In their Sunday night French-language debate in Montreal, four NDP leadership aspirants gingerly navigated the minefield of Quebec’s Bill 62, nearing enactment, which will ban face coverings in the delivery and reception of publicly-funded services. As good leftists one and all, Charlie Angus, Guy Caron, Jagmeet Singh and Niki Ashton oppose any such ban in their multicult...
  • National Post Promoting “nanny dogs” is a threat to public health Tuesday August 15th, 2017
    Very young children do not see animals as “other.” It seems natural to them that stories should feature animals who speak and wear clothing. There is no harm in that.  Babar, Curious George, Paddington Bear:  toddlers don’t actually get up close and personal with elephants, bears and monkeys before they have sorted out the difference between what is imaginary and ...
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