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Apr
Did Pierre Trudeau destroy the Liberal Party?

Did Pierre Trudeau destroy the Liberal Party?

Maybe you thought I would write about Justin. But is it really possible to write a whole column about him? How many synonyms does the English language have for hunk?

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25
Mar
Is it a slur to call someone a CFA?

Is it a slur to call someone a CFA?

This column does not usually concern itself with the Marquee Club on Gottingen Street. This columnist is more of a Music Room type of person.

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11
Mar
The context, not the content, did him in

The context, not the content, did him in

Smart phones — or, more precisely their owners — have a remarkable tendency to catch an author of controversial remarks unawares, as Tom Flanagan learned recently the hard way. 

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25
Feb
Two popes in a bubble

Two popes in a bubble

A pope has resigned. Until recently, that would have been the kind of headline you might propose for a least likely headline contest.

Pope Benedict’s decision may have been an initial surprise. But it became apparent soon enough that he had hinted at the possibility of resignation, and perhaps even planned for it. 

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11
Feb
140 characters didn’t change the world

140 characters didn’t change the world

In recent days, the following meme has spread through the Internet: We were promised flying cars. Instead, we got 140 characters.
We normally think of ourselves as living in a time of constant change. But, does that really pertain to the technologies that in fact dominate our daily lives and have done so, at least since the Second World War?

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