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  • National Post Putting a bounce in your step Sunday July 4th, 2021
    It’s summer. A lightening of the mood is in order. Today I aim to put a bounce in my older readers’ steps. Advertisement Story continues below This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Article content Oldies like to send each other compilations of “morning smiles.” I received a pandemic-themed list yesterday that included: “My goal for 202...
  • CJNEWS Counter-Theme to Victimhood: Canada’s Indigenous Peoples Need Not Be Defined by Past Injustices Friday July 2nd, 2021
    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 celebrations. When an estimated 751 graves were then discovered at a former Saskatchewan residential school site, #CancelCanadaDay began to trend on Twitter. The activist group Idle No More urged Canad...
  • The Post Millennial What the case of the Masterpiece Cakeshop says about the LGBTQ+ movement and free speech rights Sunday June 27th, 2021
    Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, is a Colorado baker who would have been happy to bask in local recognition for the cakes he created, but instead became internationally famous for being—ahem—"batter"-ed by LGBT activists for the cakes he refused to create. In 2012, Phillips refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple's wedding on the grounds that he ...
  • National Post The complicated truth about transwomen in women’s prisons Monday June 21st, 2021
    For five decades, thanks to feminism and The Pill, women’s cultural standing and fortunes advanced steadily. At long last respect! Then, gender ideologues decreed that men who identify as women “are” women, with all the attendant rights due to them such an affirmation implies. Astonishingly, without demur, in the name of “inclusion,” our cultural and political elites fell in with this self-e...
  • The Post Millennial A Canadian historian faces cancellation for rejecting comparison between residential-school tragedy and the Holocaust Friday June 18th, 2021
    The discovery of 215 children's bodies in unmarked graves at Kamloops, BC Indian Residential School is yet another troubling milestone in the ongoing documentary history of Canada's singularly inexpungible moral stain. I braced myself for the actual or implied Holocaust comparisons that were sure to flow from it. And they did, of course. Kamloops was, according to clergyman Kevin Annett,...
  • National Post Transgender weightlifter may expose the unfairness of trans athletes in Tokyo Monday June 7th, 2021
    There are nine trans athletes hoping to compete at the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer. All of them — whether born male or female — are seeking spots on women’s teams (transgenderism is a non-issue in men’s sport). Only one of the nine is assured a berth: New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard, now 43, who made her first lift in international women’s sport in March 2017, and ...
  • The Post Millennial Left-wing media engages in out of control Israel bashing Sunday June 6th, 2021
    On the question of whether or not Israel has a right to exist as the nation-state of the Jewish people—a question that never arises about any other legally constituted nation with ethnic origins—I say yes, and so, thankfully, do the publications I write for. Is Israel perfect? No, obviously; no country is perfect. Is honest criticism of Israel's policies and actions admissible in ...
  • CJNEWS Anti-Semitism: The Haters Have Changed, but the Hatred Hasn’t Tuesday June 1st, 2021
    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” of alarming incidents have taken place in Berlin, Paris, Brussels, Rome, Vienna, and across North America. Canadian Jews have been profoundly shaken by a level of expressive anti-Semitism—genocidal ...
  • National Post Let’s stop pretending the left’s disdain for Israel has anything to do with politics Wednesday May 26th, 2021
    Public Jew-baiting is out of control in the United Kingdom and Europe. And in Canada’s big cities, unprecedented displays of anti-Semitism, including physical violence that has been well documented in these pages, has given Jewish-Canadians a taste of the rage that European Jews have faced for decades. Nobody with eyes to see can press on with the myth that this is a political conflict. The ...
  • The Post Millennial Head of Canada's progressive 'Anti-Hate' network warns of 'sick rumours of violence aimed at Jews' after recent antisemitic violence Saturday May 22nd, 2021
    Hamas can't win a military war against Israel, but every time they start one, the virus of antisemitism, for which there is no vaccine, and whose ever-more vicious strains spread farther and faster by the day. In every major city of North America and Europe, last week's anti-Israel rallies turned ugly in a way we in Canada have not seen before, with rock-throwing, Israel flag burning and...
  • The Post Millennial Mobbing of medical resident reveals double standards for social justice Monday May 17th, 2021
    Zachary Kuehner began his medical education in Thunder Bay and moved to St. John's in 2018 to specialize in family medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN). There he fell victim to a ruthless mobbing campaign that put him through a bruising "remediation" wringer, and came close to ending his career in medicine. Kuehner's case interested me particularly because of a common th...
  • National Post America is not a racist country and critical race theory is bunk Monday May 10th, 2021
    On April 28 U.S. president Joe Biden gave his first address to Congress. It will be remembered less for its content than for Black South Carolina Republican Senator Tim Scott’s charged words in response to it. “Hear me clearly,” Scott said. “America is not a racist country.” He didn’t say there is no racism in America. Scott himself has encountered racist be...
  • The Post Millennial The divisive politics of COVID lead to vaccine hesitancy Saturday May 8th, 2021
    For the life of me—and it could be the life of me at stake—I am amazed at how many people are balking at COVID vaccination. I am not talking about anti-vaxxers in general, with whom it is futile to debate. I am talking about the specific vaccines for this specific virus and its variants. Normally I am all for individuals enjoying the greatest liberty possible. But the evidenc...
  • CJNEWS O’Toole Has a Real Chance in Election if He Can Get the Support of Women Monday May 3rd, 2021
    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) or minority (43 percent) Liberal government in the next election. How to explain it? My Liberal-voting friends—including those who are presently alienated from Trudeau for his multiple failures of l...
  • National Post Gad Saad — the man who’s not afraid to call BS Friday April 23rd, 2021
    A keen American observer of the human condition once described his rhetorical vocation as, “Standing off on the sidelines, viewing the various public escapades — political, cultural, social — and calling out with some regularity, ‘Bulls–t! Bulls–t! Bulls–t!’” Although one could never describe Canadian academic and public intellectual Gad Sa...
  • The Post Millennial Findings that 'systemic racism' doesn't exist in the UK met with fury by anti-racist activists Friday April 23rd, 2021
    In the United Kingdom, a significant mobbing is in progress. If the dignified black man the mob has targeted is discredited and toppled, it will be a setback for all who value disinterested research in support of constructive political action. It will also be a setback for blacks in Britain. In July, responding to a wave of Black Lives Matter protests in America that had spread t...
  • National Post Without exemptions to protect women in prison, gender identity laws are unconstitutional Monday April 12th, 2021
    Canada’s federal prisons for women were once like men’s: cells, high security, guards with guns. But following the suicides of seven female inmates between 1989 and 1991 (all but one Indigenous), inquiries led to the Task Force on Federally Sentenced Women, culminating in a report, Creating Choices. As a result, six regional women’s prisons were created whose infrastructure and policies reflec...
  • CJNEWS In Service of Progressive Values, US Military Has Become Detached From Reality Monday April 5th, 2021
    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 properly; tailoring combat uniforms for women; creating maternity flight suits; updating—updating requirements for their hairstyles,” he boasted. Maternity flight suits? The idea provoked Fox News host Tucker...
  • The Post Millennial Woody Allen is not the enemy—he is a distraction Sunday April 4th, 2021
    I was happy to read Cathy Young's lucid, thoroughly-researched and persuasive critique of the misleading HBO documentary "Allen vs Farrow." Amongst many other excellent points, Young notes that pedophiles are creatures of pattern. Before former partner Mia Farrow's allegation that Woody sexually abused his adoptive daughter Dylan at the age of seven, Woody had never before been accuse...
  • National Post In the progressive era, even literary critics aren’t safe Monday March 29th, 2021
    In 1981, Toni Morrison wrote, “If there were better criticism, there would be better books.” Better can mean negative — sometimes even harsh — criticism. There was a time when that was received wisdom. No longer. John Metcalf, a transplant to Montreal from England, has for 55 years toiled in Canada’s various literary vineyards: teaching, editing (300-plus books), publishing (Porcupine Press ...
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