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Richard Anderson
The Imperial Capital
Socialists Be Not Proud
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James Pethokoukis at Ricochet points to a new website peddling an old idea: The Watson 2016 Foundation is an independent organization formed for the advocacy of the artificial intelligence known as Watson to run for President of The United States of America. It is our belief that Watson’s unique capabilities... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
John Boyko explores the dark underbelly of mid-twentieth century Canadian unionism: Hal Banks was a thug. He was born in Iowa and grew up in California. He had been arrested for passing bad cheques and came to know the cold, grey walls of San Quentin prison. He was later accused... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Let us admit the hard truth. He is no longer merely the Dauphin. No, not all. Now he is the Sun King! The physical embodiment of the Canadian State in all its frigid and sclerotic glory. Justin I, King of Canada and Defender of the Liberal Faith. Like the absolute... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Has it been that long? After having blogged steadily for more than eleven years I took a rather longer than expected break this Fall. For the most part this was done to focus on a long-term project that - I hope - will come to fruition in the next few... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
In which the Premier of Saskatchewan becomes a racist: Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is citing safety concerns for his wanting the federal government to suspend its plan to bring in 25,000 Syrian refugees by year's end. Wall says in a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that he is worried... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2015 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
The blind hope: Speaking to The West Block’s Tom Clark, Brison said the Liberals are serious about keeping their campaign promise, which was to get 25,000 government sponsored refugees across Canadian borders by the end of 2015. That timeline has been called into question by experts who say it is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2015 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
In one very important way Justin Trudeau is nothing like his father. Whereas Pierre Trudeau confronted and decisively defeated a terrorist movement, Justin seems quite prepared to let another flourish and offer a dangerous example to a precarious world. While the dead and wounded were still being counted in Paris,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2015 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
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IN FLANDERS FIELDS In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2015 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
We begin the Second Age of Trudeau with a lie: After a stunning election night victory, Justin Trudeau said his majority Liberal government is proof that “positive, optimistic” politics are not just a “naive dream.” Trudeau said Canadians chose “real change” when they elected Liberal MPs across the nation, pushing... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2015 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
He wasn't much to look at. It's unlikely that future generations of Canadians will feel compelled to erect statues in honor of Stephen Harper. There is no school of Harperism, no faction of loyalists ready to die for the leader now that power has finally and totally slipped from his... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2015 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
A left-wing Toronto city councillor is working hard to protect you from yourself: Well, that’s what Uber is. Uber is a recruitment agency! That’s really their function, that’s really their job. That’s at the core of who they are. You know what the lifespan of an Uber driver I’m told... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2015 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Your friends and mine at the National Battlefields Commission presents: The Plains of Abraham—and the Joan of Arc Garden in particular—will soon be haunted… again! For the 16th year running, visitors young and old will be “frighted” and delighted as the National Battlefields Commission presents a series of fearsomely fun... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2015 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Years ago I asked my father why a ratty old sofa was still in the house. He replied simply: It's there because it's there. The words had a strange finality about them. Almost metaphysical in their profundity. What we were talking about was a sofa purchased years ago, used and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2015 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
From NRO: But shadows crept in. For example, her schoolmates would simply disappear, with some regularity. What happened? Their fathers had fallen from favor and been arrested (or imprisoned or killed). Sometimes, a schoolmate would give Svetlana a note to pass to her father. It had been written by the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2015 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
No prizes for guessing who the founder is: That 1963 [Corvair] compact is the largest artifact in the new American Museum of Tort Law that Mr. Nader has established here in his hometown in northern Connecticut. During a tour of the museum before its opening on Sunday, he said he... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2015 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
NRO: Yet Murrow’s broadcasts highlighted the grit and resilience of most Londoners in the face of catastrophe: the blown-out shops that remained open for business, the families grown accustomed to the daily pilgrimage to bomb shelters, the firemen and ambulance drivers who stood at their posts as incendiaries fell around... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2015 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
The walking, talking microagression that is James Bond is getting a remake: In a new book, however, James Bond will be getting a dose of modern morality, as author Anthony Horowitz reveals the tricks he used to drag the spy kicking and screaming into the era of political correctness. Horowitz,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2015 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Behold his latest evil! This summer, as many as 1.4 million Canadians living abroad lost their right to cast ballots in the Oct. 19 federal election. The reason? They're expats. More specifically, they are Canadian citizens who have set up new lives outside their home and native land for more... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2015 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings