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  • The Post Millennial It turns out cognitive differences are as simple as a game of chess Friday July 24th, 2020
    The lockdown has had disparate effects on people, depending on their preferred activities. If a daily squash game was your routine before COVID-19, the days have stretched out endlessly. But if you love bridge, as my sister does, and you don’t mind remote play (she loves it: less socializing), you haven’t skipped a beat. Considering who else might be equally happy with remote play,...
  • The Post Millennial Now the woke army is trying to cancel classical music for 'racism' Thursday July 23rd, 2020
    The COVID-19 lockdown has been a catastrophe for the world of live arts—theatre, music, dance—but it has given some deep thinkers in these domains a lot of time to ponder the state of their industry, and to wonder what their particular genre will—or should—look like in its post-virus incarnation. Combine that circumstance with the swelling anti-racism momentum of the la...
  • The Post Millennial Why are teenage girls afraid to become women? A new book explains their flight from biological reality Friday July 10th, 2020
    Only once (so far) has Twitter suspended my account, and then just for 24 hours. About two years ago, I foolishly lost my temper in a furious Twitter exchange with a Toronto lawyer about radically escalating gender dysphoria rates. This lawyer was (may still be) a frequent contributor to CBC panels on gender issues. He is a firm trans ally who tends to preface any and all gender-related s...
  • The Post Millennial Homeschooling emerges as a viable alternative to ideologically driven public education. Friday June 12th, 2020
    Harvard University was supposed to be hosting a by-invitation-only conference next week, billed as a “Homeschooling Summit.” The official description stated that “the focus will be on problems of educational deprivation and child maltreatment that too often occur under the guise of homeschooling.” Or, in laymen’s terms, “Homeschooling is evil, and we ha...
  • The Post Millennial The diversity, inclusion, equity movement (DIE) is now taking over the STEM field Tuesday June 2nd, 2020
    It used to be that students—mostly men, mostly white in the past, now increasingly diverse—who went into Science, Technology, Engineering and Math—STEM—thought they were safe if they kept their heads down. But they aren’t safe anymore. Having successfully suppressed the numbers of white males in most other departments, the diversity, inclusion and equity movement (...
  • The Post Millennial Erin O'Toole has what it takes to clobber Trudeau in the next election Monday May 25th, 2020
    He was out. Then Jim Karahalios thought he was back into the CPC leadership race. But last week the LEOC (Leadership Election Organizing Committee) determined that he is definitively disqualified.Karahalios has a following, and they will be disappointed, but let’s remember the good reason he was shunned in the first place. He had, as leadership competitor Erin O’Toole framed it,...
  • The Post Millennial Terry Mosher's face mask/niqab cartoon misses the mark Thursday May 14th, 2020
    Quebec premier François Legault now “strongly recommends” that Montrealers wear a mask out in public, and he underlined the message by himself wearing a medical mask when he announced it. I knew it wouldn’t be long before he became the butt of ridicule that ironically linked his mask to  Quebec’s infamous Bill 21, which precludes the wearing of the niqab&mdas...
  • The Post Millennial Forget everything you think you know about single-use plastic Tuesday May 12th, 2020
    With air and car traffic reduced so dramatically during the Covid-19 crisis, the salutary knock-on effect of lowered carbon emissions and pollution must be a solace to locked-down eco-warriors. But their mellow from that outcome is likely harshed a bit by the return to the use of plastic bags in supermarkets for the sake of virus-inspired hyper-hygiene. The once-ubiquitous plastic bag is a sta...
  • The Post Millennial New petition demands fairness for women in Olympic sports Monday May 4th, 2020
    The coronavirus pandemic has affected every facet of our social, cultural and economic lives, in ways too many to count, both small and large, affecting every institution in every community, from neighbourhoods to cities to the nation and beyond. Internationally, the cancellation of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics was a particularly bitter pill to swallow for the International Olympic Committee (IOC), ...
  • The Post Millennial The coronavirus crisis reveals the hypocrisy of the ‘diversity’ squad Tuesday April 21st, 2020
    Global statistics reveal that hospitalized men are far more likely to die of COVID-19 than women. Are men more vulnerable because of lifestyle choices—elevated smoking and obesity rates, say—or for biological reasons yet to be discovered? The jury is still out. Apart from being used as leverage for dark humour by misandrists, this disparity hasn’t attracted significant public...
  • The Post Millennial Social distancing rules are getting out of hand in the coronavirus era Thursday April 16th, 2020
    We’re all doing our best to “social distance.” We get it. This novel coronavirus spreads through the air, and two metres between people is needed to keep ourselves from infection or from infecting others. We’re most of us trying to do that. But we’d be happier doing it without Big Brother hovering over us. Because, as I said, we get It Last Friday, Oakville, Ont r...
  • The Post Millennial BDS founder wants to boycott everything except Israeli medical help Friday April 10th, 2020
    Omar Barghouti, founder and leading guru of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, whose goal is to weaken Israel economically to the point of collapse, now finds himself in an embarrassing position, for having, in a moment of candour, exposed the inherent contradictions at the heart of his project. Speaking of the pandemic in an Arabic-language Facebook broadcast, as part of a ...
  • The Post Millennial Canada loses a vital voice in media as CJN shuts down Saturday April 4th, 2020
    The headline struck me with force: “Another Covid-19 casualty: After 60 years, the Canadian Jewish News will cease operations.” As the article explains, the combined impact of dwindling ad revenues, a problem for all print media, and the Covid-19 virus, was too much to withstand. It was a sad moment for me on both a personal and a professional level. Professionally, I am now ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
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