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  • National Post Finding hope in the unlikeliest ways Friday February 26th, 2021
  • National Post Timely stories of loss and trauma that offer hope for the future Friday February 26th, 2021
  • The Post Millennial Jessica Mulroney was exonerated —so why isn't anyone apologizing for her cancellation? Sunday February 14th, 2021
    It's not often an opinion columnist has the opportunity for a "scoop"—that is, the opportunity to break a story to the public that has not been covered by other media outlets. It's a gratifying experience when it happens—and also, to judge by the feedback—an instructive one. In December, my editor at the National Post invited me to write a feature article based on material th...
  • National Post Wider access to assisted dying in Canada will be catastrophic for the disabled Saturday February 13th, 2021
    A bill to expand access to medical assistance in dying (MAiD) comes to a Senate vote no later than Feb 17. That leaves a bare working week for the House to consider what may be a number of Senate-approved amendments before a court-imposed deadline for final passage on Feb 26. Bill C-7 is the Trudeau government’s response to the 2019 Quebec Superior Court Truchon ruling — named for ...
  • National Post Instead of Expanding MAiD, Expand Palliative Care Monday February 8th, 2021
    Commentary A good friend of ours died last year of a slow-growing but inexorable form of lung cancer. In his final months, he received expert outpatient care from a team of palliative-care specialists. When the end was imminent and breathing became difficult, he was asked if he preferred lucidity with suffering, or comfort. “Comfort,” he whispered. His medication was adjusted, and he re...
  • National Post U of T student faces petition to revoke academic award because he is conservative Thursday February 4th, 2021
    Academia is so dominated by progressive dogmas that most students and professors who hold conservative views keep them on the “down low” to avoid being censured by the thought police. But a diminishing few still boldly thrust their heads above the parapet. We find an example of this endangered species in Arjun Singh, a University of Toronto political science student whose extracurr...
  • The Post Millennial Biden's executive order allowing biological males to compete in female sports is an attempt to appease the far-left at the cost of women's rights Monday February 1st, 2021
    What did we hear over and over again when Joe Biden was declared the Democrats' official candidate for president? That we could all relax because he was the "moderate" choice, the anti-Sanders candidate, who wouldn't kowtow to the party extremists, but would honour the middle ground occupied by the majority of Americans. And what were we told about Kamala Harris when she was chosen as the firs...
  • National Post Following the science in the controversy over when you became you Friday January 29th, 2021
    One of the great pleasures of a second pregnancy is telling your first child that he or she is to have a sibling. Anticipated questions bubble up. How did the baby get in there? Can (s)he see me? The child may start talking to the baby by name (real or invented). If the child is old enough to understand — say six or seven — the gift of an illustrated children’s book explainin...
  • National Post Text messages exonerate Jessica Mulroney after she was cancelled last summer Thursday January 21st, 2021
    “Cancel culture” is pandemic today, but the virus was already in patchy play 30 years ago. In 1991, Toronto journalist and social activist June Callwood was charged with racist behaviour by a Black staff member of Nellie’s women’s shelter, one of 50 social organizations Callwood helped establish in her lifetime. The staffer accused Callwood of being “a woman of pr...
  • The Post Millennial Ryerson journalism student should not be barred from school newspaper for his religious views Sunday January 17th, 2021
    There are two student newspapers at Ryerson University: The Ryersonian—funded by the university—and the Eyeopener, which is independent, but receives $6 per student, a contribution students may not opt out of. Jonathan Bradley, who is a contributor to The Post Millennial, is a fourth-year journalism student at Ryerson who by last spring had achieved the status of contributing write...
  • The Post Millennial Faith and family are at the core of Netflix's 'Greenleaf' Sunday January 17th, 2021
    I am a sucker for soap operas, and always was. One of my favourites was the CBS series, Dallas, which ran from 1978 to 1991. Its plotline had family patriarch Jock Ewing, founder of Ewing oil, presiding over all the ways in which such an apparent blessing can go wrong through no fault of his own, but plenty of fault shared out amongst his offspring, especially the Machiavellian older of his tw...
  • National Post Despite Trump’s Accomplishments, I’m a Never-Again Trumper Thursday January 14th, 2021
    Commentary Mea culpa. I had assumed there were limits to Donald Trump’s narcissism and it turned out there were not. I never liked Trump, and I never had any illusions about his character—both weak and bad—but, like so many others who voted for Trump (or in Canadians’ case, “voted”), I believed the alternative would be worse. My “vote” was transactional: accommodation to a disagreeable ...
  • National Post Despite Trump’s Accomplishments, I’m Now a Never-Again Trumper Thursday January 14th, 2021
    Commentary Mea culpa. I had assumed there were limits to Donald Trump’s narcissism and it turned out there were not. I never liked Trump, and I never had any illusions about his character—both weak and bad—but, like so many others who voted for Trump (or in Canadians’ case, “voted”), I believed the alternative would be worse. My “vote” was transactional: accommodation to a disagreeable ...
  • National Post Communism’s Long March Through the Institutions Has Succeeded Monday December 28th, 2020
    Commentary Karl Marx was convinced that his envisaged revolution to save the world from its march to perdition would be realized by the united workers of the world. They would throw off the shackles of capitalism, voluntarily re-inventing their various regions as socialist utopias joined in global sodality. That never happened voluntarily, of course. It seemed the workers of the world w...
  • National Post My reason to be grateful in a thankless year Saturday December 26th, 2020
    Today’s theme is gratitude, without which equanimity in tough times is impossible. A personal story.In Grade 2, our teacher gave us a simple vision test. We covered our left and right eyes in turn and, from a distance, identified letters on the blackboard. With my right eye covered, I couldn’t identify a single letter.Barbara Kay: My reason to be grateful in a thankless yearI was ta...
  • National Post Tracing the Pernicious Social Contagion of Adult-Child Sex Tuesday December 22nd, 2020
    Commentary In my youth, sexual abuse of children was a little understood and never-publicly-discussed phenomenon. Pedophiles were considered to be deviants of the worst kind, in no way associated with “respectable” society or “decent” people. But in the 1970s, the veil of our ignorance was lifted by the open flirtation of far-left ideologues with the normalization of pedophilia (sex wit...
  • National Post Tracing the Malign Push to Normalize Adult-Child Sex Tuesday December 22nd, 2020
    Commentary In my youth, sexual abuse of children was a little understood and never-publicly-discussed phenomenon. Pedophiles were considered to be deviants of the worst kind, in no way associated with “respectable” society or “decent” people. But in the 1970s, the veil of our ignorance was lifted by the open flirtation of far-left ideologues with the normalization of pedophilia (sex wit...
  • The Post Millennial The Inquiry reveals Cornwall's history of sexual abuse against boys Thursday December 17th, 2020
    In the 1980s Canadians were shocked into awareness of the widespread evil of child sexual abuse. Before that era, child sexual abuse was never considered a public health issue; it was thought of by decent people—if thought of at all—as an evil associated with obviously dissolute monsters. Certainly not something any "respectable" citizen would ever do. The sickening truth began to s...
  • National Post The glaring flaw of ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ that no one wants to mention Friday December 11th, 2020
    Thanks to a well-crafted Netflix series, “The Queen’s Gambit,” chess is having more than a moment this season. Google chess searches doubled from October to November, and participation in online chess sites is soaring. I well remember the 1970s popular surge, when American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer showed the dominant Russian chess mafia who was da real Cold War bomb, beati...
  • The Post Millennial Former radio host takes station to human rights tribunal after getting trolled on Twitter Wednesday December 9th, 2020
    If you are an opinion journalist worth readers’ or listeners’ time, whether your views are left, right or centre, you will have lots of people disagreeing with you. Your more uninhibited responders, some of them downright sadistic bottom feeders, may express their contempt for you with shocking imagery on social media. They will wish you death in a grease fire, accuse you of every p...
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