Monthly Archives: February 2012

$1 market offers more insight into U.S. presidential race than opinion polls

Is Rick Santorum a threat, and if so, to which party, especially given his weak Wednesday debate? That’s the $1 question.

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Qur’an burning contradictions

On hearing that American soldiers had burned some Korans, Afghans erupted into randomly murderous rage. In the ensuing stone-throwing, tire- and flag-burning and infidel-denouncing by Friday some 14 people had been killed, mostly Muslim Afghans. What’s that about?

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Drummond offers no real relief

Premier Dalton McGuinty is getting pseudo-tough on spending. He even paid Don Drummond $1,500 a day to chair a Commission on the Reform of Ontario’s Public Services, whose 362 sensible recommendations delivered Wednesday won’t help.

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Justin Trudeau’s brains an inch deep

If I called Justin Trudeau a pretty but silly young man some of you would say he’s not that young. But I trust you’d agree if he were any more shallow he’d bulge. And shiny flat things make good mirrors.
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Serve better food at hospitals

The other night I’m on the couch eating microwaved leftover frozen pizza with nacho sauce and watching someone pan-sear cod with a blood-orange sorbet sabayon on the Food Channel. And I’m wondering why people don’t serve better meals… especially to the sick.

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Syria hasn’t changed, but the world has

Western patience with Syria seems to have run out. Options for action might well be limited even without Russian and Chinese opposition. But while dictators like Bashar al-Assad are not much given to introspection, he could be wondering what’s different this time.

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