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  • National Post The TDSB steps on another politically correct landmine Tuesday October 17th, 2017
    Out of desperation to claim title as the most politically correct institution in Canada, the Toronto District School Board has made itself a target for mockery twice in the last month. Last week, the TDSB announced that, out of respect for Indigenous peoples, it was going to retire “chief” from its senior staff nomenclature, changing such honorifics as “chief of social work...
  • National Post Opinion: Newer generation requires discipline, moral agency and maturity Tuesday October 17th, 2017
    Last August, two law professors, Amy Wax and Larry Alexander, wrote an op ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer arguing that the 1950s prescription for success – get an education before you marry; marry before you have children; try to stay married for the sake of your family – was still the best recipe for success. As well, they said, young people should “work hard and avoid idleness,” and...
  • National Post Ontario Law Society to Police “Thought Crimes” of its Members Tuesday October 10th, 2017
    Quis custodiet ipsos custodies? Who watches the watchmen in our society? That is the case before the court of public opinion in Canada today. The Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) regulates, licenses and disciplines Ontario’s more than 50,000 lawyers and 8,000 paralegals, in order “to maintain and advance the cause of justice and the rule of law, [and] to facilitate access to justice...
  • National Post A look into Multiculturalism, Identity Politics, and Totalitarianism Wednesday October 4th, 2017
    “Where I am coming From” I am delighted to submit this, my debut weekly column, to ThePostMillennial.com. I hope readers will indulge my taking this occasion to introduce “where I am coming from,” so to speak, in my choice of polemical subjects. When I look back over the body of my columns in the National Post, since I began my tenure there as an opinion columnist in Septe...
  • National Post Liberals left reeling by clear, rational criticisms of M-103 Wednesday October 4th, 2017
    With Parliament’s passage in late March of Motion 103, which condemned “Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination,” the Canadian Heritage Committee was tasked with a study to determine “what Canadians have to say” on the motion. Now underway, formal hearings are revealing what polls have already made clear: many Canadian...
  • National Post Boycott Roger Waters, rock legend and rabid Israel hater Tuesday September 26th, 2017
      Art and political activism make awkward bedfellows. They become unethical bedfellows when activist artists bully politically neutral colleagues into complicity with their cause.  In 2013 lead Animals singer Eric Burdon cancelled an appearance in Israel, intimidated by the relentless anti-Israel “pro-peace” zealots of the Boycott/Divestment/Sanctions (BDS) camp...
  • National Post Who Stole My Religion? Thursday September 21st, 2017
    Revitalizing Judaism and applying Jewish values to help heal our imperiled planet by Richard H. Schwartz with Rabbi Yonassan Gershom and Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz Barbara Kay is a public affairs columnist for The National Post, of Toronto, Canada. Reviewed by Barbara Kay   Richard Schwartz, principal author of Who Stole My Religion?, is a rather odd polemi...
  • National Post This could destroy our civilization, but we don’t talk about it Wednesday September 20th, 2017
    Menace of war is the “hermit kingdom’s” stock in trade. For the first time, two weeks ago, North Korea threatened an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack on North America that could cause disaster on a scale we can barely imagine—yet a disaster that, unlike an actual nuclear strike, would not directly kill a single human being. In its sixth and most powerful nuclear...
  • National Post An old truth packaged in a new study: fat is good for you Tuesday September 12th, 2017
    Humans die quickly if utterly deprived of fat. A high-fat, carb-free life produces lean, fit bodies Healthy eating and weight management are both obsessions in my family. There are no food regimes known to man that have not been followed by one or more of us in our quest for the magic bullet that will keep us trim in perpetuity without catching the Grim Reaper’s eye prematurely. ...
  • National Post Quebec’s niqab ban is progressive. The NDP apparently isn’t Tuesday August 29th, 2017
    In their Sunday night French-language debate in Montreal, four NDP leadership aspirants gingerly navigated the minefield of Quebec’s Bill 62, nearing enactment, which will ban face coverings in the delivery and reception of publicly-funded services. As good leftists one and all, Charlie Angus, Guy Caron, Jagmeet Singh and Niki Ashton oppose any such ban in their multicult...
  • National Post Promoting “nanny dogs” is a threat to public health Tuesday August 15th, 2017
    Very young children do not see animals as “other.” It seems natural to them that stories should feature animals who speak and wear clothing. There is no harm in that.  Babar, Curious George, Paddington Bear:  toddlers don’t actually get up close and personal with elephants, bears and monkeys before they have sorted out the difference between what is imaginary and ...
  • National Post Fact check: Muslims are lying about being Israel’s “indigenous” people Thursday July 27th, 2017
    We hear a lot these days about fake news, but what about “fake heritage?”  In the battle for international hearts and minds, being “indigenous” is a hot ticket to leftist sympathy. The Arabs haven’t been able to bludgeon Israel into physical submission, but in their lust for the indigenous status in Israel, they’re making great ...
  • National Post France finally admits to its history of Jew hatred. What about the present? Tuesday July 25th, 2017
    July 16 marked the 75th anniversary of the infamous 1942 mass roundup of French Jews in Paris’s Velodrome d’Hiver (“Vel d’Hiv”), when 13,152 Jews were deported to Nazi death camps. Benjamin Netanyahu’s motorcade arrival at the commemoration ceremony, his limousine sporting gold-fringed Israeli flags, was an electric moment for French Jews, representin...
  • National Post Misandrist mother sure to damage her vulnerable sons Tuesday July 18th, 2017
    Last week, motivated by a sense of duty, I took my nine-year old granddaughter to the film Despicable Me 3, my first exposure to this popular series. It turned out to be no chore at all; I laughed with a child’s abandon throughout. Except, that is, for one sobering moment, at the hero Gru’s reunion with his long-unseen, toxic mother. She had pushed him into a life of crime (f...
  • National Post Marin trivialized rights of accused Tuesday July 18th, 2017
    Why Bill C-51 will likely lead to wrongful convictions for sexual assault In his Toronto Sun column of July 9, (“Just some legal spring cleaning”) André Marin took strong exception to recent columns written in opposition to Bill C-51 by me and my National Post colleague Christie Blatchford. He accused us of shilling for the views of “hysterical defence lawyer...
  • National Post KAY VS. KAY: HAS CANADA BEEN GOOD FOR THE JEWS? Thursday July 13th, 2017
    As Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary, it offers the opportunity for the Jewish community to evaluate its role within Canadian society, and how it has evolved since Confederation. Has Canada been good for the Jews? Has the anti-Semitism that previous generations faced after immigrating to this country largely disappeared? Or have many of the anti-Jewish sentiments th...
  • National Post Bring on the sex robots and make our world a better place Wednesday July 12th, 2017
    In the case of controversial sex bots, which seem to me a victimless fetish, I find myself remarkably unoffended, even somewhat boosterish at their potential for alleviating human distress At Toronto’s Idea City last month, where I spoke, no fewer than four presenters addressed the fast-approaching era when beef will be replaced by plant-based proteins. At a breakout session,...
  • National Post Doctors who conscientiously object to providing euthanasia referrals should not be forced to do so Wednesday June 21st, 2017
    Conscientious objectors shouldn't be shunned for merely holding to the originalist criterion of their vocation. From June 12 to 15, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice heard legal arguments relating to conscience rights for doctors in Ontario. Five doctors and three physicians’ organizations want the court to declare portions of policies created by the College of Physicia...
  • National Post The West's willful blindness to the threat of Islamist terrorism knows no bounds Tuesday June 20th, 2017
    In January 2016, a 24-year-old woman in Mannheim, Germany was reportedly raped by three migrants. At first, she identified them to police as German nationals, later explaining her lie as reluctance to “help fuel aggressive racism.” Then, astonishingly, she wrote a letter of apology to her attackers in which she blamed her society for their crime, saying “I wanted an open Eu...
  • National Post Kathy Griffin just learned a tough lesson about free speech — sometimes, people tell you you’re fired Wednesday June 7th, 2017
    Pity naive comedian Kathy Griffin. She discovered, to her cost, there are limits to tolerance for edgy humour, even amongst the entertainment world’s most irreverent, Trump-loathing denizens. In a now-infamous photo released by photographer Tyler Shields on Twitter last week, a deadpan Griffin holds aloft — in mock ISIL-style trophy mode — the bloody, lookalike “head” of Donald Trump....
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