Will terrorism undermine the European Union?

EU lacks the form and definition to provide a true security union in the face of a crisis

Will terrorism undermine the European Union?CALGARY, Alta. March 28, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Commentators on the terrorist attacks in Brussels have noted the symbolism of striking the city that houses NATO’s headquarters and is the de facto capital of the European Union. Some argue terrorism will hasten the end of the EU, or at least rescind the Schengen open-borders agreement,…

Is environmentalism fundamentally illogical?

Environmentalism claims that the fate of the Earth is in human hands, while exhorting us to abandon our mastery

Is environmentalism fundamentally illogical?//  environmentalism  environmentalism [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/03/environmentalism-fundamentally-illogical/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="1"]Download[/popup] this column on [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/environment-2/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="1"]environmentalism[/popup]  [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="1"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] CALGARY, Alta. March 13, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Political activists and legislators are fond of stating that economic and environmental policy ought to be harmonized. This notion, however, sometimes rests upon…

Does Canada have enemies?

We deceive ourselves if we deny even the possibility of having enemies in the world

Does Canada have enemies?//  enemies  enemies [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/02/does-canada-have-enemies/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/world-terrorism/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="0"]terrorism[/popup] and the [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/justin-trudeau/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Trudeau government[/popup] [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] CALGARY, Alta. Feb. 26, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Discussion regarding the Canadian military has renewed as the Trudeau government charts a course in foreign…

Do predictions trump prudence in politics?

Some experts, armed with an inflated sense of human reason and the power of science, profess more certainty than political reality allows

Do predictions trump prudence in politics?//  prudence [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/02/do-predictions-trump-prudence-in-politics/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on prudence in polltics and [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/junk-science/" height="1000" width="1000" scrollbars="0"]junk science[/popup] [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] CALGARY, Alta. Feb. 11, 2016/ Troy Media/ — An old tradition argues that if those with genuine knowledge, rather than mere opinion, ruled, the political order would be…

Is there a limit to the politics of hope?

Reality lies between hope and fear

Is there a limit to the politics of hope?//  politics of hope  politics of hope [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/01/is-there-a-limit-to-the-politics-of-hope/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on politics of hope and [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/justin-trudeau/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]the Trudeau government[/popup] [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] CALGARY, Alta. Jan 28, 2016/ Troy Media/ -— Progressives and conservatives share a perspective of hope, even if each defines…

Does global humanitarianism weaken national citizenship?

We can — and must — help others, but without compromising the fundamentals that make Canada great

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Is the use of a date ever a substitute for a rational argument?

Be wary of politicians making claims on the basis of the date

Is the use of a date ever a substitute for a rational argument?//  rational argument  rational argument [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2015/12/is-the-use-of-a-date-ever-a-substitute-for-a-rational-argument/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on the use of dates as a substitute for a rational argument  [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] CALGARY, Alta. Dec. 31, 2015/ Troy Media/ Certain politicians have grown fond of invoking the date – the year, or the century –…

What is rhetoric?

It is important to appreciate rhetoric because it is one of the foundations of democracy

What is rhetoric?[popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2015/12/what-is-rhetoric/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on rhetoric and [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/democracy/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]democracy[/popup] [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] CALGARY, Alta. Dec. 15, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Rhetoric has a bad rap and is in need of a rhetorical defense. After all, what else can rhetoric do but defend itself rhetorically?…