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  • National Post Congratulations, women, on being eligible for the draft! Tuesday March 5th, 2019
    On June 30, 1982, “STOP ERA” campaigners in the United States celebrated the expiration of the Equal Rights Amendment’s constitutional ratification, finally killing it 10 years after its 1972 passage in Congress.Their sticking point was that the ERA’s ratification would have forced women into registration for the military draft, to which they were strongly opposed. In...
  • National Post Left-wing attacks are forcing us to hold our law conference in secret Tuesday February 26th, 2019
    The SNC-Lavalin scandal has Canadians fixated on justice and the rule of law.The timing could not be better for a charity called Canadians for the Rule of Law (CFTRL), which is hosting a full-day “National Teach-in” in Toronto on March 17, entitled, “The New Taboo: Respect for the Rule of Law in Canada.” It was planned long before the present political brouhaha, and isn’t c...
  • National Post Another fine event the left wants killed Tuesday February 26th, 2019
    The SNC-Lavalin scandal has Canadians fixated on justice and the rule of law.The timing could not be better for a charity called Canadians for the Rule of Law (CFTRL), which is hosting a full-day “National Teach-in” in Toronto on March 17, entitled, “The New Taboo: Respect for the Rule of Law in Canada.” It was planned long before the present political brouhaha, and isn’t c...
  • National Post Revisiting the many massive failures of Parkland, one year later Wednesday February 20th, 2019
    Last week, mourners and supporters commemorated the first anniversary of a school massacre, especially horrific even by American standards. On Feb. 14, 2018, Nikolas Cruz, a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., wielding an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, murdered 14 students and three staff members during 11 minutes of unchecked havoc.Florida was quick to ena...
  • National Post The euthanasia slippery slope is here Tuesday February 12th, 2019
    Last week marked the four-year anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling that validated Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID). At the time, many euthanasiasts confidently predicted that there would be no “slippery slope” toward abuses. Since the procedure was being justified on the basis of self-determination, “consent,” it was strenuously affirmed, would be de rigeur.As A...
  • National Post A joke is all in the delivery (do you hear me, son?) Tuesday February 5th, 2019
    I finally got around to watching The Marvellous Mrs Maizel on Amazon Prime. I love it.I love Miriam “Midge” Maizel, whose trajectory from dutiful Jewish 1950s housewife to struggling, then successful standup comedian constitutes the main story arc. I identify with her and her era. My mother was also obsessed with clothes. I too wore pointy bras and flared skirts. And I too was pr...
  • National Post Svend Robinson’s return set to boost Israel hate in the NDP Tuesday January 29th, 2019
    He’s back! Svend Robinson will be the NDP candidate for Burnaby North-Seymour in this fall’s federal election. He looks good at 66, brimming with comeback vigour. His ostensible motivation for returning to politics is concern over climate change and the affordable housing crisis. But he has not denied that his real ambition — a realistic one considering Jagmeet Singh’...
  • National Post Don’t ever question mass immigration or you’ll be instantly racist Wednesday January 16th, 2019
    Immigration is likely to be the hot-button issue in the next federal election.The National Post has run a series of editorials noting that our legal immigration channels work well, but the issue of border migration is eroding public confidence in immigration.One can understand why. Because of his Kumbaya, “post-nationalist” susceptibility to the blandishments of one-worldist idea...
  • National Post The year I needed a Jewish institutional renewal Thursday January 3rd, 2019
    As a new year dawned, six National Post contributors shared something new they tried in 2018. Below, Barbara Kay takes a spiritual journey.For 46 years our family belonged to a synagogue aligned with the Reconstructionist movement, the only indigenously American branch of Judaism, and decidedly liberal in its tenets. The attraction for me was its combination of intellectual dynamism, gender ...
  • National Post Sorry, Jews (especially ladies). The progressives just aren’t into you Wednesday January 2nd, 2019
    Half the population of the United States was disgusted when Donald Trump became America’s president, and half of that half — women — were beyond disgusted. Before you could say Grab Them By the Pussy Hat, the largest single day protest in American history had been organized, with about one per cent of the entire U.S. population participating in demonstrations around America (...
  • National Post SNL could never smear another group like it does fathers Tuesday December 18th, 2018
    Saturday Night Live usually hits the mark, humour-wise, but when it misses, it can miss big time. On Dec. 1, SNL mounted a skit called “Dad Christmas.” One blogger commented on it, “I don’t remember SNL ever sinking to this depth to disparage divorced dads in an attempt to provoke a laugh.” I agree. It was an act of vile misandry. The skit begins with two adolesc...
  • National Post Trudeau signs another feel-good agreement while Yazidis suffer alone Tuesday December 11th, 2018
    Oslo, Norway and Marrakech, Morocco were more than geographical miles apart on Dec 10. In Oslo, Nadia Murad, a courageous Yazidi survivor of genocide, accepted her Nobel prize, alongside Congolese recipient Denis Mukwabe, for efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict. Nobody has objected to the legitimacy of this award. In Marrakech, Prime Minister Trudeau...
  • National Post There’s no shame in looking after your family’s interests Tuesday December 4th, 2018
    The Late George Apley, John P. Marquand’s 1937 novel, chronicles the life of a “Boston Brahmin,” whose encounters with a fast-changing world trace the decline and fall of America’s WASP establishment. In the novel’s most famous anecdote, the protagonist’s ultra-conservative grandfather, observing a nouveau-riche neighbour retrieving his morning newspaper from...
  • National Post There’s no shame in looking after your family’s interest Tuesday December 4th, 2018
    The Late George Apley, John P. Marquand’s 1937 novel, chronicles the life of a “Boston Brahmin,” whose encounters with a fast-changing world trace the decline and fall of America’s WASP establishment. In the novel’s most famous anecdote, the protagonist’s ultra-conservative grandfather, observing a nouveau-riche neighbour retrieving his morning newspaper from...
  • National Post Will anyone stand up to Airbnb’s anti-Semitic boycott? Tuesday November 27th, 2018
    Planning a group holiday in Kashmir? Airbnb is there to serve you. Likewise in Tibet, northern Cyprus and Georgia’s separatist republic of Abkhazia, all occupied or disputed territories. Airbnb’s political neutrality in these hot spots therefore quite rightly casts suspicion, to put it mildly, on its recent decision to delist some 200 Jewish homes in West Bank communities. Airbnb s...
  • National Post Do none of these Edmonton ingrates realize how much fresh lemons cost? Monday November 19th, 2018
    The world is going to hell in a handbasket, as we know, but to preserve our sanity we must periodically step back from the sturm und drang of hard-core news, without entirely depriving ourselves of food for thought. A good way to do that is to focus our attention on some of life’s more picayune issues. Picayune-issue wise, you can’t do better than the story of New York Bagel Caf&ea...
  • National Post For culture warrior David Horowitz, deplatforming is no deterrent Tuesday November 13th, 2018
    An opinion columnist nowadays could take campus disruptions or deplatformings of conservative speakers as his or her sole weekly topic and never run out of material. The latest example comes to us out of New Hampshire’s elite Dartmouth College (tuition US$75,000 a year), where formidable conservative polemicist David Horowitz — soon to celebrate his 80th birthday — was recent...
  • National Post In defence of the nation-state, and democracy Tuesday November 6th, 2018
    Although not on the ballot, America’s midterm elections were all about Trump. Not his policies or unique personality, but the trend throughout the West — loosely defined as populism — that he symbolizes. This was the topic of last Friday’s Munk Debate between David Frum and Stephen Bannon: “Resolved that the future of Western politics is populist, not liberal.&r...
  • National Post Trump’s rhetoric didn’t cause this massacre Tuesday October 30th, 2018
    The Sabbath massacre in Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue was the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history, but it is not the first time Jews in the United States have been targeted for attack while at worship. In 1960, a 16-year-old boy threw a bomb into a synagogue in Gladsden, Ala., but it didn’t explode. The would-be massacrist then shot and injured two people fleeing the bui...
  • National Post Canada is better for having the Post — and far more interesting Saturday October 27th, 2018
    The birth of the National Post 20 years ago had a profound impact on our national conversations about politics, the economy and our swiftly evolving culture. The Post was meant to be a journalistic disruptor, and it accomplished that goal. Long before I joined the Comment section as a weekly contributor in 2003 — indeed, for months before the Post’s official launch — I was ac...
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