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Richard Anderson
The Imperial Capital
Socialists Be Not Proud
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Hannan on Scruton: If he were on the Left, Roger Scruton would be recognised as one of our towering public intellectuals; but it’s a peculiarity of our age that conservative thinkers occupy a space beyond the mental horizons of most commissioning editors. There will always be Rightist columnists of the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
I have to say this is a wonderful idea: Portuguese police have arrested former Socialist prime minister José Sócrates and three other people in an investigation of suspected tax fraud, corruption and money-laundering, the prosecutor general’s office said on Saturday. The detention, the first involving a former premier in Portugal... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
A penpal that Stephen Harper doesn't want: It's the start of a new 'parliamentary' week at Queen's Park and on Parliament Hill — and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is still waiting for a response to yet another of her "Dear Stephen" letters. One of them, dated September 16th, took 62... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
...Marion Barry: A controversial and tireless advocate for the nation's capital who created jobs for generations of black families, Marion Barry was the ultimate District of Columbia politician, though his arrest for drug use in the midst of a crack cocaine epidemic often overshadows his accomplishments. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
It keeps going and going and going... I was touched that you asked for my advice about going into politics. Anyone whose career in politics was nasty, brutish, and short—as mine was—is grateful that anyone thinks their opinion is worth hearing. All I’d claim is that my thoughts come with... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Even her hair cut has a Left-wing Eighties flare to it: The Scottish Nationalists will demand Ed Miliband scraps Britain’s nuclear base in Scotland and abandon the deficit reduction programme as the price for putting him in Downing Street, the party’s new leader has said. Nicola Sturgeon, in her first... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
The Man: The Tennessee deadbeat who has fathered 26 children with 20 different women has again been ordered by a judge to make child support payments, this time for a two-year-old Arkansas boy, court records show. Terry Turnage, a 50-year-old Memphis resident, was ordered this month to pay $60 per... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
A sense of entitlement: After a night of drinking with four fellow Peel cops, officer Cody Smith sped off in his pickup, took the QEW in the opposite direction of his home, then swerved all over the road before slamming into a guardrail. Then, realizing concerned citizens had pulled over... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Take that Vlad! Harper was speaking to a group of other leaders when Vladimir Putin entered the room. Their exchange was terse, Jason MacDonald, the prime minister’s spokesman, told reporters. Putin approached Harper and stuck out his hand. Harper responded: “Well, I guess I’ll shake your hand, but I only... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
This story made me feel old: “It seems to be a course that for some people has been their nemesis,” said Marie Muldowney, managing director of the Canadian Securities Institute, which administers the CSC and many other investment industry courses and designations. “But for a lot of people, it has... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Our elected masters: It cost $6,500 to answer an MP’s question about how much it costs to answer MPs’ questions, government figures show. The disclosure is the latest twist in a spat playing out in the House of Commons over written questions, a tool used by the opposition to uncover... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
We have word of this: In the city of Toronto, Doug Ford is far more popular among voters than the Progressive Conservatives he could one day lead. Ford, the runner-up to John Tory, received 331,006 votes in the Oct. 27 mayoral race. By comparison, all Conservative candidates running in Toronto’s... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Lord Black on the Man in the Fluffy Blue Sweater: Controversial former newspaper owner Conrad Black says he fears Stephen Harper has "run out of steam." Speaking on CBC News Network's Power & Politics, Black praised the prime minister for his competence, but said "I don't see anything original... it's... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings