Category Archives: History

Cyberattack has a silver lining

Oh, here’s some good news. The Treasury Board says Chinese government hackers just forced the National Research Council to shut down its computers completely.
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The myth of the ‘international community’

The Gaza crisis and shooting down of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine should at least stop loose talk of the “international community.” There is no such thing, and if there were, it wouldn’t be on the side of the … Continue reading

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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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I hate to say I told you so: Iraq edition

The mess in Iraq is graphic proof that hard choices don’t get easier if you avoid them. Partition into Shi’ite, Sunni and Kurdish countries is still the least awful option. And while it would be a lot harder than eight … Continue reading

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Time to get back to basics

Who’s running this country anyway? They seem to be doing an appalling job. So how do we make them stop?
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