In the early 1960s, the American scholar Fritz Stern wrote a book examining the 19th century intellectual and political roots of “national...Read More
A dozen ragged men trudged along the winding road to the City, arguing vehemently among themselves. Only their leader – the one they called the Teacher – remained silent.
Strong views on...Read More
The highest duty of the state is to affirm and preserve human life rather than sanction the taking of it. From this perspective, the recent decision of the Supreme Court facilitating physician-...Read More
There is a pattern to Alberta provincial politics which is unlike that of any other province. It has two major characteristics: (1) Long periods of one-party government â€“ only four...Read More
Some 15 years ago, the corporate world was racked with major corporate and accounting scandals perpetrated by companies like Enron and WorldCom. Investors and the general public had their faith in...Read More
Federal NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair alleges that Canada is suffering from the so-called Dutch disease – a divisive and misleading diagnosis that is readily disproven and hopefully will be rejected...Read More
It had not been my intention to comment on the Alberta provincial election — partly because I have respected friends and supporters in both the Wildrose and Progressive Conservative camps, and...Read More
We Canadians have many virtues, but we also have our faults. One of the most worrisome is our growing tendency to substitute discussion for action on key public issues such as health-care reform,...Read More
If you have ever heard someone repeat the claim that Stephen Harper is "extreme" in terms of how he governs, you need to show them this column.
Despite what some claim, irrefutable data...Read More
What can the federal Conservatives, Canada’s governing party, learn from the decline of the federal Liberals from “natural governing party” to third-party status?
One lesson worth...Read More