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31
Dec
It’s time for a second look at the Second Amendment

It’s time for a second look at the Second Amendment

Another horrific mass school shooting in the U.S. The same arguments. The same anguish. The same media stories and interviews. The same explanations.

Public debate and media coverage of the shootings represent a kind of Groundhog Day. It doesn’t seem possible to say anything new about the murders. Especially on the subject of guns.

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17
Dec
Who does Harper talk to?

Who does Harper talk to?

Stephen Harper will mark seven years in power in just over a month. He has now been in office longer than 13 of his predecessors, including Diefenbaker and Pearson.

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03
Dec
Save the planet, ride a bike

Save the planet, ride a bike

The environmental movement may not have succeeded in advancing its policy agenda in areas such as cap and trade, carbon taxes, ubiquitous wind farms or widespread energy conservation. But in some ways it still represents a paradoxical triumph of marketing and PR. 

Look at some of the phrases or concepts that the environmental movement has insinuated into our political discourse.

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19
Nov
Truce, ceasefire or peace treaty?

Truce, ceasefire or peace treaty?

It’s become almost commonplace to note that our society is becoming  more polarized and less open to compromise. 

There are fewer matters of public policy where it is simply possible, at some point, to split the difference. Even seemingly political questions are taking on many of the aspects of non- negotiable conflicts over lifestyle or values.

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05
Nov
The Three Faces of Obama

The Three Faces of Obama

On November 6, one of two things will have happened. 

Either Barack Obama will be re-elected president with the slenderest possible Electoral College majority — and perhaps lose the popular vote — or the gradual drift of support towards Mitt Romney over the past month will continue and carry him to victory, with a slightly greater Electoral College lead.

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