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  • The Post Millennial HOW DARE YOU: Professor turfed after telling inconvenient climate truth Monday November 4th, 2019
    In 2011, London’s National Theatre mounted a play, The Heretic, by Richard Bean, that had the hot topic of climate change as its driving theme. His protagonist is a respected academic in the earth sciences department of a Yorkshire university, Dr. Diane Cassell. Her specialty is the measurement of sea levels in the Maldives.  Can you already see where this is going? Bet you can, and...
  • The Post Millennial Climate hypocrisy rules the day with jet-setting liberal influencers Thursday October 31st, 2019
    Polls show that people are a lot more concerned about climate change than they used to be. But are they responding to actual evidence of climate change, or the constant harangues at them by Chicken Little politicians and cultural influencers desperate to prove their Gaia-reverent, politically correct credentials?  My own skepticism is buttressed when, for example, I see the Obama family p...
  • National Post Dems need to go beyond Twitter if they don’t want four more years of ‘crazy’ Tuesday October 29th, 2019
    Bill Maher was at the top of his game the other night, delivering a trenchant riff premised on advice to candidates for the Democratic nomination. “This should be easy,” he said. “Just be less crazy than Donald Trump.”To waves of laughter, Maher mocked the prominence of marginal issues in candidate platforms, such as giving prisoners the right to vote (Bernie Sanders)...
  • National Post How feminist Meghan Murphy fell victim to progressives’ double standards Thursday October 24th, 2019
    If Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen were with us today, he might consider radical feminist Meghan Murphy, who holds dissident views on transgenderism, a fitting dramatic protagonist. For to any objective spectator of our call-out culture, Murphy carries the aura of a designated “enemy of the people.”A great hue and cry surrounds Murphy’s participation as a panel member dis...
  • The Post Millennial The world now knows exactly who Jessica Yaniv is Thursday October 24th, 2019
    I can’t imagine there is a single person in Canada—apart from the complainant’s mother—who didn’t feel a great wash of relief when transwoman Jessica “Jonathan” Yaniv lost the case brought to the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal against the waxologists who refused to wax Yaniv’s balls. Even the most fervent trans activist knows in his or her heart that, given Yaniv’s public truculence, combined ...
  • The Post Millennial As election approaches, don’t forget Trudeau’s neglect of the Yazidi people Friday October 18th, 2019
    By now, most Canadians’ voting intentions are settled. It’s late in the day to be reminding people of why they should—or shouldn’t—consider a party or its leader worthy of their vote. Nevertheless, since no other commentator has brought the issue up, I want to remind readers of the Trudeau government’s shameful neglect of the Yazidi people in their hour of gr...
  • National Post Secularism Versus Religion: Is Humankind at a Crossroads? Thursday October 17th, 2019
    In a September column for the National Post, I discussed the recent revival of controversy about Charles Darwin’s “beautiful theory” of evolution, following the 2013 publication of “Darwin’s Doubt” by Dr. Stephen Meyer, director of the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. In his book, Meyer rebuts Darwin’s reigning principle: that all life forms, including humans, have ev...
  • CJNEWS Kay: The population bomb’s biggest bomb Thursday October 17th, 2019
    The international buzz surrounding teenage Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg’s sojourn in North America offers a troubling glimpse into the West’s escalating love affair with climate alarmism. Last December, a Swedish church anointed Thunberg a “successor” to Jesus Christ. And on a recent climate march in Montreal, one supporter carried a sign likening Thunberg to Joan of Arc (perhaps he ...
  • National Post Stop the conspiracy theories about Canadian Catholics in government Tuesday October 15th, 2019
    Pundits Michael Coren of Ontario and Richard Martineau of Quebec don’t normally coincide polemically. But they have lately converged on one issue.Both have elected to gin up fears that Andrew Scheer’s campaign promise not to introduce an abortion law might, in the (unlikely) event of a CPC majority, yield to his fervent pro-life convictions. And both have justified their scaremon...
  • The Post Millennial City of Edmonton shuts down pro-life group’s plans for the second time Friday October 11th, 2019
    The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF), on whose board I sit, offers pro bono legal services to individuals or groups whose Charter rights the JCCF agrees have been breached. They have announced that they are filing a court application  on behalf of the Alberta March for Life (AMLA) and its vice-chair, Jerry Pasternak, “against the City of Edmonton for its decision to ...
  • National Post If you can only love a pit bull, you’re not a dog lover Thursday October 10th, 2019
    The Toronto Star reports that the Ford government is “considering all options,” including repeal, regarding Ontario’s 2005 Dog Owners’ Liability Act and breed specific legislation, commonly understood as the pit bull ban. This dismays, but does not surprise me. Dangerous-dog legislation comes hard, and repeal often comes easy.Repeal comes easy, paradoxically, because breed specif...
  • The Post Millennial The deification of Greta Thunberg shows our culture at peak panic Friday October 4th, 2019
    Sixteen-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has been likened to Joan of Arc, and a Church in Sweden calls her a “successor” to Jesus Christ. In September she was named as one of four winners of the 2019 Right Livelihood Award, known as Sweden’s “alternative Nobel Prize” for “inspiring and amplifying political demands for urgent climate action reflecting scientific facts.” Multitude...
  • National Post Prince Harry needs to keep calm and carry on Tuesday October 1st, 2019
    In conversation with a student at a multi-faith reception during the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s 10-day South Africa tour, Prince Harry reportedly confessed to being so “overwhelmed” by the world’s problems that he sometimes struggles to get out of bed in the morning. He is particularly afflicted by eco-anxiety.Harry’s climate-change alarm is honestly come by f...
  • National Post Concordia’s Liberal Arts College finds it’s not immune to cancel culture Wednesday September 25th, 2019
    Liberal Arts College is a tiny college housed in an old greystone nestled within Montreal’s bustling downtown Concordia University campus. I’ve praised LAC in the past as an alternative for students seeking a traditional education in the humanities, featuring what used to be a standard core curriculum in the Western canon. The program offers a journey through the Great Books, beg...
  • The Post Millennial One brave young man takes on gender inequality at USC Tuesday September 24th, 2019
    Misandry—the hatred of men—has been a staple of my polemical writing for more than fifteen years. I felt a special obligation to hammer away at gender myths such as intimate partner violence (women are about as likely as men to initiate violence against their partners as men), false sexual allegations (a disturbing percentage of such allegations) and demonstrable bias against father...
  • CJNEWS Kay: The growing tendency to blame Israel for all Palestinian ills Thursday September 19th, 2019
    Last month, Israa Gharib, a 21-year-old makeup artist from Bethlehem, was allegedly murdered by her father and brother – described as an “honour killing” – for posting a video of herself with her fiancé on her Instagram page. In response, U.S. congresswoman and Palestinian activist Rashida Tlaib quite rightly tweeted a denunciation of honour killings: “Israa’s death illustrates an ever-present ...
  • National Post Common Sense Should Prevail in Criminal Sentencing of Minorities Monday September 16th, 2019
    Kevin Morris, a 26-year old black man, was raised by a single mother in a tough Toronto neighbourhood. Having twice endured knife violence in youth, he was eventually diagnosed with PTSD and paranoia after a third stabbing left him critically wounded. Last year, Morris was arrested for carrying a loaded firearm, his first criminal offence. The prosecutor requested a four-year “exemplary s...
  • The Post Millennial Maclean’s burns itself with bizarre article about “mediocre white men” Wednesday September 11th, 2019
    I never thought of Maclean’s as a satirical magazine, but perhaps they are testing the waters on a rebranding. I cannot otherwise account for the bizarre article just published under their aegis by Scott Gilmore, “Thank God I could Enjoy the Age of Mediocre White Men While It Lasted.” This self-flagellatory apologia for being a successful white male reads like a parody of our ...
  • National Post What are dogs for? To be waited upon by their humans, of course Tuesday September 10th, 2019
    It startled me to learn last week that Christie Blatchford’s beloved English bull terrier, Obie, had died at a ripe old age. Seems but a few years ago she informed readers of his acquisition as a pup.Christie says Obie was “my one,” made for her, as she was for him. It’s tough to lose a cherished companion but, given our hugely disparate life spans, dog lovers must ac...
  • The Post Millennial Rashida Tlaib just can’t quit her anti-Semitism Thursday September 5th, 2019
    In late August, in what has been described by sources close to the victim as a brutal “honour killing,” Israa Gharib, a 21- year old Bethlehem makeup artist, was allegedly murdered by her father and brother to redress the shame Gharib’s family suffered when the woman posted a video of an outing with a suitor on her Instagram page.Responding to the tragedy, congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) twe...
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