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  • National Post Where is the GG during Canada’s coronavirus crisis? Wednesday April 1st, 2020
    I’m a monarchist. That was the norm I grew up with. But I recognize I’m a dying breed in Canada. The monarchy still serves a vital purpose in the United Kingdom, but it has become a vestigial institution in Canada, and in most other Commonwealth nations. (When did you last hear the word “Commonwealth” in these globalized times?)Prince Harry’s “Meghixt&rdqu...
  • The Post Millennial Many of our temporary coronavirus measures will become permanent Monday March 30th, 2020
    The headline was a first in Jewish history: “Senior Orthodox rabbis allow Zoom for Passover seder due to Coronavirus.” It’s a symbol of the strange moment we find ourselves in, with much to say about the devastating social effects Covid19  has unleashed on everyone, especially the old. It speaks as well to evidence that ancient religious traditions, like Juda...
  • The Post Millennial There's never been a better time to buy a bidet Friday March 20th, 2020
    In some respects, journalists are lucky. The Covid 19 virus doesn’t affect the work lives of most of us, who have always worked at home or can easily switch to home writing. The problem is that in a crisis, editors are pretty well indifferent to any content that doesn’t bear directly on the Big Story. This is a good time to be an epidemiologist with writing skills. I ha...
  • National Post Our small community, united, is getting through this as best we can Wednesday March 18th, 2020
    We live in a nice house on a pleasant street. What we particularly like about our neighbourhood is the eclecticism in the demographic. There is no uniformity in the house sizes, so there are cozy empty-nesters like us living cheek by jowl with large families. Young, middle-aged and old are equally represented on my block.When we moved to this retirement downsizer, we only got to know our imm...
  • The Post Millennial Explosive lawsuit by former white supremacist causes tension in Canada's Jewish community Saturday March 14th, 2020
    Prologue On March 19, a kind of mini-trial will take place in a Toronto courtroom—a hearing, actually—in which neither plaintiff or defendants, but a mountain of paper evidence: statements of claim, counter-claims, affidavits, supporting documents and so forth will be, figuratively speaking, called to the stand. Based on what he has read, the judge will take one of...
  • CJNEWS Kay: Jews are finally pushing back Thursday March 12th, 2020
    Recently I had the pleasure of meeting Izzy Ezagui, the famous IDF soldier who lost his left arm to a mortar shell in Gaza, yet returned to duty as a reservist. Author of the 2018 book, Disarmed: Unconventional Lessons from the World’s Only One-Armed Special Forces Sharpshooter, Izzy was the keynote speaker at a Hasbara Fellowships event in Toronto, where he addressed a full auditorium of atten...
  • National Post Another one bites the dust — Woody Allen the latest victim of cancel culture Tuesday March 10th, 2020
    Hachette Book Group (HBG) announced last week that it had cancelled its scheduled April publication of 84-year-old film director Woody Allen’s memoir, “Apropos of Nothing.”The decision was sparked by protest from investigative reporter Ronan Farrow, Allen’s estranged son, whose #MeToo-themed book, “Catch and Kill,” was also published by HBG. Ronan Farrow is the ...
  • National Post A closer look at the sad, but improvable, lives of ‘pickup artists’ Thursday March 5th, 2020
    Before there was Harvey Weinstein, there was Daryush Valizadeh — more commonly known as “Roosh V” — a guru in what is known as the “seduction community” for his expertise in “pickup artistry” (PUA). Roosh V’s website, Return of Kings (successfully shuttered by boycotts in October 2018), included such abhorrent material as advocacy for cha...
  • The Post Millennial Quebec moms fight back against Canadian school-enforced Islamic expression Tuesday March 3rd, 2020
    Just about every anglophone pundit in Canada thinks Quebec’s Bill 21, which proscribes religious symbolism in many civil-service jobs, notably in public school teaching, is a terrible, anti-immigrant, even racist law that goes against everything Canada allegedly stands for. I am one of the few who has argued that a commitment not only to secularism, but the appearance of secularism when r...
  • The Post Millennial This lecture by a ‘gender specialist’ is completely off the rails Tuesday March 3rd, 2020
    One of the most influential voices in the pediatric transgender movement is that of clinical and developmental psychologist Diane Ehrensaft, author of The Gender Creative Child. She is the director and chief psychologist for the University of California–San Francisco Children’s Hospital gender centre and as well an associate professor of pediatrics at UCSF.For many commentators on this topic, i...
  • National Post Social conservatives need to find common ground Wednesday February 26th, 2020
    Leslyn Lewis is an interesting newcomer to the race for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada. Superficially, she’s a contemporary dream candidate: a female black immigrant and a single mom who struggled her way out of poverty to earn a PhD in international law and build up a law practice in Toronto.She’s fairly inexperienced politically — she ran for the Conse...
  • National Post Video: What Israel’s Kibbutz Experiment Can Teach Feminists Monday February 24th, 2020
    Commentary The above video is part of a series created by The North Wire. Feminist doctrine tells us that differences between men and women can be explained by “social construction.” If only one could raise girls in an environment entirely free of gender-biased attitudes, feminists tell us, women and men would exhibit similar behaviours. But alas, they say, no such controlled experiment...
  • The Post Millennial The re-education of Senator Lynn Beyak Saturday February 22nd, 2020
    In Canada, as in many other western countries, a guarantee against being “twice put in jeopardy” is a constitutional right. If you’ve been convicted of a crime, and you have paid your debt to society, you cannot be reconvicted of the exact same crime. Of course, this guaranteed right only applies to such crimes in the Criminal Code as murder, rape or kidnapping. For thought crimes, there are no...
  • National Post The Canadian Forces’ failed recruitment policy Tuesday February 18th, 2020
    In 1997, when women comprised 14 per cent of the Canadian Forces, Gen. Maurice Baril argued that a robust recruitment campaign was all that was necessary to boost female membership to 28 per cent by 2009, when, he predicted, women would comprise a full 25 per cent of front-line infantry troops, up from 0.6 per cent at the time.Since there wasn’t a shred of evidence from Canada or anywh...
  • National Post Blockades: Authorities Must Not Be Cowed by Radical Protesters Monday February 17th, 2020
    Commentary Canada is supposed to be the land of peace, order, and good government. At the moment, all three are in jeopardy. Thanks to illegal actions taken by a fistful of hereditary band chiefs and their eco-warrior allies, Canadians are holding their collective breath. When and how will this scofflaw-initiated standoff end? When trains don’t run in Canada—and a huge number of them ar...
  • CJNEWS Kay: Jews, money and the grain of truth behind the stereotypes Thursday February 13th, 2020
    Speaking to a Jewish group in Florida last month, U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg produced this sly dig at rival Bernie Sanders: “Now, I know I am not the only Jewish candidate in the race. But I am the only one who does not want to turn America into a kibbutz.” We are witnessing a first in American politics: two Jewish presidential candidates. One is the current front ...
  • The Post Millennial Radical feminist professor indoctrinates students at Ryerson University Wednesday February 12th, 2020
    At Toronto’s Ryerson University, students majoring in one of the “ology” disciplines have to take courses from another to round out their education. It is natural to take electives that add value to your major, so many students majoring in, say, psychology or criminology, both of which prepare students for careers where an understanding of relationship dysfunction is important, will opt for a c...
  • National Post Christie reached readers’ hearts, minds and guts. That’s why they loved her Wednesday February 12th, 2020
    When you write regularly for a newspaper, people assume you know your colleagues personally. Christie Blatchford’s fans would ask me, “What’s she like in person?” I had to explain that I hardly knew her at all. She was in Toronto, I live in Montreal, most writers work in solitude — I certainly do — and so our paths crossed only twice.The first time it was ...
  • National Post Jordan Peterson and the deadly overprescription of benzos Tuesday February 11th, 2020
    In a 2018 CBC interview, Wendy Mesley asked Jordan Peterson, then at the zenith of his celebrity, what he thought lay ahead for him. Peterson responded with his typical gloomy realism: “I don’t know what’s next, really.… The overwhelming likelihood, as far as I’m concerned, and it’s been this way since September of 2016, is that this will go terribly wron...
  • The Post Millennial Trump puts on a clinic at State of the Union address Wednesday February 5th, 2020
    No matter how much you hate President Trump—and I have some world-class Trump haters in my immediate circle of family and friends, so I know how deeply authentic and ferociously visceral that particular hatred is—you have to admit he has some great speech writers. As Stephen Kruiser put it in a PJ Media morning briefing following Trump’s third State of the Union address Tuesday night, “The pres...
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