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Tracing our freedom to ancient Greece

If you love your freedom, thank a Greek. Specifically Themistocles.
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An idea for statesmen — if Britain had any

Now that Scots have voted decisively not to leave the UK yet, a bit, British politicians need to discuss something important. If only they knew how.
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Scottish push for independence fizzles

Scots, wha hae wi’ Wallace bled, seem too bored to vote with him on Sept 18. Polls suggest their independence referendum will fizzle out amid sour grasping indifference instead of getting the vigorous “No” it deserves.
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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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