Why the Trump-Biden debates are so clearly important

Judging by the ever increasing number of think pieces from liberal columnists and commentators on why Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden shouldn’t debate President Donald Trump, you’d think debates were a big deal. They are. If you’re old enough, you might remember the Kennedy-Nixon Presidential debates in 1960, when television proved pivotal in securing victory… Continue reading Why the Trump-Biden debates are so clearly important

Laying bare the hypocrisy of Black Lives Matter courtesy of Don Lemon

Last night’s exchange between CNN host Don Lemon and black actor Terry Crews starkly underlined the divisions within the black community over whether all Black lives matter. Crews ran afoul of more radical supporters of Black Lives Matter when he Tweeted that all black lives matter. The actor made the assertion in reference to the… Continue reading Laying bare the hypocrisy of Black Lives Matter courtesy of Don Lemon

Trump’s Mt. Rushmore speech: Times, media live in a parallel universe

Most Americans, having listened to President Donald Trump July 4th address from Mt. Rushmore, were appreciative of the call to justice, to the commemoration of the country’s great men and women. "Today, we pay tribute to the exceptional lives and extraordinary legacies of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Teddy Roosevelt.  (Applause.)  I am… Continue reading Trump’s Mt. Rushmore speech: Times, media live in a parallel universe

BLM protesters, supporters hypocrites who ignore real, modern slavery

As the mindless thugs who fancy themselves defenders of black lives and opponents of white supremacy tear down statues all through the West, there are millions upon millions of men, women and children who are sold into slavery by people of color each and every year. It’s hard to believe. Great Britain abolished slavery in… Continue reading BLM protesters, supporters hypocrites who ignore real, modern slavery

Bubba tales: We need more thinking, not more feeling in our daily lives

Validation and bias – two words that don’t get nearly enough discussion these days, but two words that need to be brought to the fore if we are ever to get out of mire that is social discourse today. The tendency today is to validate a person’s experience. We see it on display daily: A… Continue reading Bubba tales: We need more thinking, not more feeling in our daily lives

The really big lie: Investment in green industry creates economic growth

As Canada’s Prime Minister Trudeau contemplates the future from the safety of his cottage and absence of Parliament Question Period, his thoughts have turned to the opportunities to reshape the country. Ah, the Brave New Green World where renewable energy and economic growth march hand in hand into the sunset. In this Green World, everyone… Continue reading The really big lie: Investment in green industry creates economic growth

Time Canadians feared Alberta departure as much as they fear that of Quebec

The report from the Alberta Fair Deal Panel would essentially make the province a mirror of Quebec within Canada. Struck in the pre-pandemic days, the panel finally issued its report after much delays and postponements a week ago today. The report, the product of members holding hearings around Alberta, contains no fewer than 25 recommendations.… Continue reading Time Canadians feared Alberta departure as much as they fear that of Quebec

Systemic racism needs to be systemic, otherwise it’s a meaningless concept

Words ought to have meaning. So what is the meaning of the word systemic? It’s a relatively new word and is said to have entered the language in the early 1800s. The dictionary definition is basically that it describes something that happens or exists throughout a whole system. Closely associated with systemic is systematic, a… Continue reading Systemic racism needs to be systemic, otherwise it’s a meaningless concept