Commentary Now that the federal election is over, we Montrealers are turning our attention to the city’s mayoralty elections, scheduled for Nov 7. The two viable candidates are incumbent Val...
Commentary Here is a joke I told some high school students years ago—teenagers can be a tough crowd—to show how easily media bias can manufacture or manipulate public sympathy. In Paris, a...
Commentary How did we get from common sense on biology to the erasure of women’s sex-based rights? As Ernest Hemingway said of how he arrived at bankruptcy, “Gradually, then suddenly.” T...
Commentary Following the announcement of 215 unmarked graves at a former Kamloops residential school in late May, the city of Victoria in B.C. announced the cancellation of its Canada Day cele...
Commentary It’s been a difficult time of late for Jews everywhere. CombatAntiSemitism.org (CAM) reports that anti-Semitic incidents in the UK have increased 600 percent, while “dozens...
Commentary Justin Trudeau has proved himself incompetent in a crisis and lurches from scandal to scandal. And yet his poll numbers point to a 93 percent likelihood of a majority (50 percent) o...
Commentary To mark International Women’s Day on March 8, U.S. President Biden honoured women in the U.S. military. “We’re making good progress designing body armour that fits women prope...
Commentary Last month, Quebec Premier François Legault took to Facebook to criticize “radical activists” who he said are taking political correctness to extremes. He was in part reacting ...
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 spe...
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—...
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—...
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 sh...
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 associa...
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 associa...
 Commentary In the 2016 U.S. election Hillary Clinton won the popular vote handily, but—against all poll and virtually all pundit predictions—she lost the election because Donald Trump am...
Commentary In 2017, when U.S. President Donald Trump fulfilled a long-standing promise to recognize Jerusalem as the eternal capital of Israel and move the American embassy to Jerusalem, the ...
Commentary My progressive friends and I, normally at odds politically, are united in dread of the fallout from a photo finish in the U.S. presidential election. In 2016, the Democrats and thei...
Commentary True story. My eight-year-old granddaughter and her mother were working on a jigsaw puzzle, an image of a cat’s face surrounded by black background. We adults were complaining abo...
Commentary President Trump is juggling three critically important domestic fronts: COVID-19, proliferating protest with concomitant rising crime in the wake of the George Floyd killing, and a ...
Commentary Thirty years ago, chemistry professor Dieter Seebach, now 83, wrote a scientific article on the state of affairs in his specialty of organic synthesis. On June 4, the prestigious Ge...