Category Archives: Government

Tragedy of Obama’s diplomacy

Are you enjoying your newfound global tranquility? If so you can thank Barack Obama. At least, that’s what he says.
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Fight prostitution, just don’t ban it

We face a multiple choice question on prostitution: Criminalize it for both parties, legalize it, or pursue the “Nordic model” where it’s illegal to buy sex but not to sell it. All have drawbacks but you must pick one.
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Legislatures don’t make the rules — and they should

Thomas Mulcair wants judges to take over Parliament. It’s a terrible idea that could hardly come at a worse time.
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Canada’s capital needs a facelift

A friend, no star-spangled admirer of all things American, just returned from Washington D.C. asking why our capital is so dingy compared to theirs. I fear the answer is a commitment to mediocrity, a passion for the bronze.
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Getting a read on our politicians

You should never buy a man’s chicken until you’ve seen his bookshelf. At least so says Joel Salatin, a countercultural conservative organic farmer profiled in Michael Pollan’s brilliant The Omnivore’s Dilemma, because, “The way I produce a chicken is an … Continue reading

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