Education is in for a demographic crash

Education is in for a demographic crashThe good news? The influence of these hives of progressive education will decline We come bearing good news and bad news. First, the bad news. The steep decline in the North American birthrate since the 2008 global recession will have a significant impact on the future of K-12 and post-secondary education. The two-decade delay in…

Elon Musk deserves praise for his changes to Twitter’s blue check mark

Elon Musk deserves praise for his changes to Twitter’s blue check markTwitter's former verification process was exceedingly bizarre and completely arbitrary Elon Musk finalized his purchase of Twitter on Oct. 27. The business magnate fired half of the communications company’s staff and announced impending changes. In particular, Twitter’s verification system will be significantly revamped. Verified users who already have blue check marks next to their handles,…

Wokeism holy war invades the sports press box

Can’t wait for the toxic-masculinity intermission panel on Hockey Night In Canada

Wokeism holy war invades the sports press boxYou know it must be hockey season when Ron Maclean starts riffing about gender equity on Hockey Night In Canada. His bosses at Rogers have taken away his book of puns and given him The Handmaid’s Tale. We always thought HNIC was a hockey broadcast. Can’t wait for the toxic-masculinity intermission panel. Not to be…

Our deluded leaders are ignoring reality and ensuring disaster

Their decisions are based on ideological delusions and imaginary virtue signalling

Our deluded leaders are ignoring reality and ensuring disasterDo you think you can charge an electric car without electricity? The governor of California, Gavin Newsom and the dozen states that follow California’s rules do, and so apparently does our Prime Minister. All have mandated electric cars by 2035. But the “green energy” they also mandate is incapable of supporting an electric grid that…

Are we witnessing the end of liberalism?

The liberal consensus is dead, and liberalism faces attack from all sides

Are we witnessing the end of liberalism?For some reason, physicians love this line: “I am socially liberal but fiscally conservative.” It sounds moderate, prudential, even sophisticated. “Socially liberal” suggests individual choice about sex, marriage, and life in general. “Fiscally conservative” suggests spending restraint and market freedom. Both statements come from the same philosophy. The first is social liberalism, the second economic…

Thoughts about public opinion on a Thanksgiving weekend

If the political winds are shifting in one direction or another, so too will public opinion

Thoughts about public opinion on a Thanksgiving weekendIt was a restful Thanksgiving weekend spent with family, food, nice weather, and the Montreal Alouettes-Ottawa Redblacks game on television. What would a longtime columnist be doing during this brief albeit splendid interlude? Engaged in deep thoughts about the nature of public opinion, of course! In all seriousness, my line of work is largely dependent…

Woke ideology doesn’t belong in schools

All students deserve a learning environment that is free of political indoctrination

Woke ideology doesn’t belong in schoolsIf you’ve been around for a while, you probably remember the phrase “politically correct.” Being called politically correct was not a compliment. Instead, it meant that you had an unhealthy obsession with not offending anyone, even if you had to say some rather silly things in the process. For example, instead of saying husband or…

How Trudeau’s censorship law will impact you

Bill C-11 is terrible news for Canadians, creators and consumers alike

How Trudeau’s censorship law will impact youPrime Minister Justin Trudeau is taking Canada on a headfirst dive toward government censorship, with the Senate the only obstacle standing between Canadians and the vast ocean of government control. As Trudeau’s censorship law makes its way to the Senate, the stakes are high. Calling Bill C-11 a censorship bill is not hyperbole. “Bill C-11…
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