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  • 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...
  • National Post Human Wreckage: Pondering Lenin’s Legacy on 150th Anniversary of His Birth Sunday April 19th, 2020
    Commentary Canada’s Liberal government has dragged its feet on acknowledging the duplicity of the Chinese Communist Party throughout the COVID-19 crisis. Occasionally, as when Health Minister Patty Hajdu recently told a journalist that accusing China of concealing the extent of its outbreak was “feeding into conspiracy theories,” the Canadian response has skirted “useful idiot” territor...
  • 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...
  • National Post Is it any wonder Americans are losing trust in their institutions? Tuesday April 14th, 2020
    In the summer of 2018, Donald Trump was enjoying himself in Florida, immersed in his favourite activity, a rally for Donald Trump. CNN reporter Jim Acosta, an aggressive critic Trump loves to bait, was covering the event live on air, when a group of Trump supporters started screaming at him and making threatening gestures behind him into the camera.But after the rally ended and Acosta got of...
  • 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 ...
  • National Post Barbara Kay on the COVID-19 lockdown: You can’t go to the theatre, so it’s coming to you Tuesday April 7th, 2020
    In 1984, George Orwell’s iconic 1949 novel about a future totalitarian dystopia, everyone had a “telescreen.” It couldn’t be turned off, so people were forced to watch Big Brother’s propaganda continuously. Worse, the telescreen could spy on them. The image was so powerful and disturbing, many early readers were afraid to buy the recently invented televisions th...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
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