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Richard Anderson
The Imperial Capital
Socialists Be Not Proud
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There is an edge to it that seems, at least to those of my generation, to be mildly shocking. Growing up in the 1980s the Reagan we knew was a genial though tough grandfather. There is something oddly unsettling about seeing him so young, so fiery and at times almost... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
This would have been unthinkable just a short-time ago: ARI’s executive director Yaron Brook recently traveled through China to promote the publication of the Chinese translation of Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government. Co-authored by Brook and Don Watkins in 2012, Free Market Revolution illustrates... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
The choir invisible of the Canadian Establishment: Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne let out a cheer upon learning that John Tory had won Toronto’s mayoral race. “Hallelujah!” Ms. Wynne said as she heard the results, shortly after finishing a morning run photo-op with Chinese athletes and international school students at a... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
National Post: Whenever Hollywood shifts its attention to Second World War tank combat, the German Panzerkampfwagen VI, aka the Tiger, inevitably lumbers into view, more often than not pitted against the thinly-armoured though heroically-crewed Sherman tanks that were a mainstay of the American, British and Canadian armies. It’s a classic... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Of all the terrible things that happened last week this was among the worst: The tragic murder of a young Canadian reservist and the Parliamentary shootout was all the more shocking because of its sudden, seemingly out-of-the-blue fashion. In the same way, on a daily basis in tribal areas of... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
CBC: Vickers immediately ran behind the other side of the pillar. That put him an arm's-length away from Bibeau. According to guards, Vickers actually could see the barrel of Bibeau's gun pointing out, a foot away. Vickers did not hesitate. In one motion, sources told CBC News he dove to... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
John Tory wins an election. I never thought I'd write those words. I had earnestly hoped that the day would never come. This is by no means a triumph. A sack of fresh PEI potatoes could have defeated Olivia Chow. There are, quite naturally, substantial points of difference. Sacks of... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
...and you find a nationalist: New Democrat MP Jean-Francois Larose has joined forces with an independent MP to create a new, Quebec-only party. Larose is the fourth Quebec MP to abandon the NDP since its fabled orange wave swept 59 of the province's 75 seats in the 2011 election. The... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
With days to go we are confronted with two choices here in the Imperial Capital: The polished millionaire non-entity or the white trash millionaire bruiser. It is in moments like these that the vasty fields of Saskatchewan beckon with unusual strength. What are housing prices like in Regina anyway? What's... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2014 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
It would be funny if it wasn't so sad: He goes to meet Farley Mowat, then 92, in the last months of his life, yet sound of mind and opinion. “Stephen Harper is probably the most dangerous human being ever elevated to power in Canada,” Mowat tells the author. “We... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2014 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Kenney stands firm: Zunera Ishaq, a Pakistani woman now living in Mississauga, is suing the Conservatives, arguing the ban violates her Charter rights by failing to accommodate her religious beliefs. Niqabs are worn by some Muslim women in public areas and in front of adult males who are not relatives.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Your dollars continuing to work: The Government of Canada is providing $35,484 in funding through the Aboriginal Languages Initiative to support 765 hours of Ojibway language lessons for children and parents. Bryan Hayes, Member of Parliament (Sault Ste. Marie), made this announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings