|Trudeau’s flip flop on national anthem|
16 June, 2016
virtually no problems. No crime, no debt, no wanting of social services, no
How do I know?
Well, just three years ago, then-candidate for prime minister Justin...
|Bad PR month for Liberals|
29 May, 2016
It hasn't been a very good PR month for the Liberal brand.
In early May, Sophie
Trudeau – the prime minister’s wife – claimed “I need help”, suggesting she
needed more government-paid staffers to...
|Did Justin Trudeau make a kosher apology?|
19 May, 2016
Prime Minister Trudeau, apparently frustrated at a brief parliamentary
procedural delay May 18, barked at a crowded group of colleagues “get the fuck
out of my way,” then abruptly grabbed Conservati...
|Irwin Cotler honored|
1 April, 2016
Irwin Cotler was
honored at an event for his lifelong human rights activism, where attendees
learned how Jewish values drove his career in pursuing justice.
“My father used to say to me: the purs...
|Lifting the curtain behind the BDS motion|
25 February, 2016
In its first domestic act to stand by Israel,
newly-elected Liberal government recently helped pass a Conservative-led motion
to denounce the Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)...
|A Jewish president isn’t unusual|
16 January, 2016
presidential candidate Bernie Sanders became the first Jew to win a
presidential primary, and given that he is only one of two Democratic hopefuls
in the race, there is a real possibility of a J...
|Jonathan Pollard: Why wasn't he freed earlier?|
20 November, 2015
Jonathan Pollard, convicted in the US
for spying for Israel,
on parole today, after thirty years in prison.
Pollard was a U.S.
civilian naval intelligence analyst and was the only per...
|Fmr US Senator Fred Thompson dies, at 73|
2 November, 2015
Former Tennessee Senator and 2008 presidential hopeful Fred
Thompson died Nov. 1, 2015,
at age 73.
Thompson succumbed to a recurrence of lymphoma, according to the
|Auschwitz, Alex Johnstone and the Jews|
24 September, 2015
Two Jews in a room, three chicken soup recipes. There’s always more opinions
than Jews, the old joke goes.
It’s pretty much the same when Jewish organizations respond to a public
controversy, as ...
|Are Conservatives "pandering" to Jews?|
23 September, 2015
Imagine a Jew screaming from the mountain top that the Canadian government
far too much.
Cohen’s latest piece in the Ottawa Citizen did just that.
Pandering, it was cal...
|Who won the first Canadian federal leaders’ debate of 2015?|
6 August, 2015
Who won the first Canadian federal leaders’ debate?
The answer – even from the television pundits – is that it’s a tough call.
More or less, each leader held their own, played to their strengths...
|Five recent lies, hypocrisy and myths about Israel|
17 May, 2015
These past couple of months has seen no shortage of media coverage on Israel
and its prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.
Everywhere from the Israeli prime minister’s speech to Congress, to his
|Flubbing the case for CBC|
17 April, 2015
To cut, or not to cut – should the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's
federal subsidy continue to shrink?
In light of the Conservative government's removal of about ten per cent of
CBC's $1 bill...
|Global Warming And Climate Change – Fact Or Fiction?|
7 April, 2015
For those who feel more needs to be done to curb climate change, there’s
good news coming from the top branch of government.
On March 31, a proposal was
introduced by President
Obama to reduce U...
|What Bibi said, and which Democrats boycotted his speech|
4 March, 2015
At the invitation of House Speaker John Boehner, Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to
US Congress today, a day after taking the dais at the AIPAC policy conference.
Both speeches centered on the threat of a ...
|ISRAEL ON CAMPUS: the good and the bad|
20 November, 2014
Is all lost on university campus? Are students drowning in a cesspool of
backward thinking and immoral instruction?
At the University of California
at Berklee this week, Ami
Horowitz indulged in...
|Melanie Phillips on moral blindness and Islamists|
2 November, 2014
Melanie Phillips, UK Daily Mail
columnist, and the author of best-selling Londonistan and The
World Turned Upside Down, spoke in Toronto
recently, outlining the world Islamist threat.
The event ...
|Harper v. Trudeau: analysis on Ottawa's terror attacks|
23 October, 2014
On Oct. 22, what was believed to be an ISIS-inspired Islamic terrorist,
opened fire on a soldier guarding Ottawa’s
National War Memorial. The soldier, Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, was shot twice at
|Myth of radical Muslim "minority" busted|
7 October, 2014
A recent TV clip from Real
Time with Bill Maher has been the centre of controversy in the past two
weeks, and buzz is all about whether radical Islam is a real threat.
Host Maher began the panel ...
|A novel idea for the Sinai Peninsula: give it to Jews|
9 September, 2014
offer the Sinai to Palestinians? That was the unconfirmed rumour swirling
around news outlets lately. Some Israeli
politicians lauded the plan.
The idea was ostensibly put forth as a m...
|Take back control of your milk|
29 July, 2014
Pierre Trudeau once said that there’s no
place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation. Neither should the state
have a say in what goes in your fridge.
But that’s precisely what’s been h...
|Ten Ways to Support Israel|
29 July, 2014
In July 2014 alone, hundreds of thousands of Israelis have rushed to bomb
shelters as thousands
of Hamas missiles have been fired into civilian areas.
Many people in the Diaspora are asking how t...
|Atheists fight Ground Zero "cross" and lose|
28 July, 2014
As the thirteenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks came and went,
many reflected upon the destruction, the losses, the heroism and the faith.
The topic of homicidal religious extremists h...
|Liberal statement on Israel crisis: take two|
15 July, 2014
Three days after prime minister Stephen Harper issued his statement on the
recent Israel crisis*, and three days after an initial
statement from Liberal foreign affairs critic Marc Garneau, the Libe...
|Harper vs. Trudeau on recent Israel crisis: a contrast|
13 July, 2014
The Harper Conservatives and Trudeau Liberals have come out with opposite
statements regarding the recent crisis in Israel.
While the Conservatives outright condemn the Hamas terror attacks and
|The conflict in Israel explained through a bag of oranges|
10 July, 2014
My uncle Jack and my cousin Chuck toured Israel
and the West Bank in the early nineties, shortly after
the first Intifada ended.
During a driving tour, they discovered they were badly lost. There...
|To Starbucks and Second Cup: celebrate life with “Am Yisrael” Chai|
15 June, 2014
Anyone who has been to a coffee shop in the past twenty years has seen the
ubiquitous beverage called “Chai”.
For the uninitiated, it is a spiced milk tea, pronounced as a single
syllable, and rh...
|Justin Trudeau's contest asks: are you Aboriginal?|
15 June, 2014
Since when should ethnicity, race or cultural background matter in a contest
Well, bizarrely, it matters to Justin Trudeau and the Liberals.
Justin Trudeau will host a barbeque
for a l...
|Peace Now is just a nice wish in Israel|
12 June, 2014
We’d all love for there to be peace in Israel
and the surrounding areas. We’d all love for each side to lay down their
weapons and agree not to fight anymore.
For the time being, though, that’s t...
|What to expect when you’re expecting Quebec separation|
1 April, 2014
Be careful what you wish for, Quebec
With the forthcoming provincial election on Apr. 7, polls
say the ruling Parti Quebecois are poised to make gains from its slim
|Rebuttal to critics of Stephen Harper's Israel trip, part 2|
7 February, 2014
In the past few days I’ve received much positive feedback from my last post
about Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s trip to Israel.
Since then a few other articles on the topic came across my desk, ...
|A rebuttal to a Liberal's critique of Harper's Israel visit|
3 February, 2014
The anti-Harper crowd is still harping on the prime minister’s visit to Israel.
What’s learned from Adam Goldenberg’s 1,000-word essay in the Canadian
Jewish News last week is that Stephen Harper ...
|New California law says: glove is the answer|
29 January, 2014
Strap on some latex for an extra layer of protection -- that's the message California
lawmakers have told restaurateurs. Starting this year food handlers will join
the ranks of doctors and nurses, w...
|Rob Ford and the concern over kosher speech|
8 December, 2013
Amid months-long allegations and suspicions, several weeks
ago Toronto’s embattled Mayor Rob
Ford ignited a media firestorm after having admitted to taking and buying crack
cocaine while mayor.&nbs...
|A bathroom law that will cause problems for children|
4 July, 2013
As of Jan. 1, California
legislators approved a law requiring public schools to allow students the right
to choose whichever gender bathrooms they’d like to use.
Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown had s...
|Obama should use Israel trip to promote real peace|
9 March, 2013
With President Barack Obama’s forthcoming trip to Israel set for March 15, pundits on both sides of the political spectrum are weighing in on whether the trip has any significance. By
|Medicine, money and madness|
29 June, 2012
Could the secret to creating a better Canadian
health system be higher taxes for the wealthy?
A bunch of well-meaning doctors recently
proposed this very thing.
Calling themselves Doctors for...
|Insights and Influence|
17 June, 2012
Insights and Influence, a weekly
On June 17,
2012, Landmark Report launched Insights and Influence, a guest-driven weekly variety
podcast hosted by Toronto-based author and journalist Da...
|Americanism is still the best hope|
11 April, 2012
Dennis Prager is a popular and respected conservative radio talk
show host, broadcasting since 1982 and nationally syndicated since 1999.
In his fifth book, Still the Best Hope:
Why the Wo...
2 March, 2012
On Feb. 23, the National Post reported that a Toronto public school teacher has given to her students an assignment to write protest slogans for the "Occupy" movement. The rationale? To boost "c...
|What's in a street name?|
8 December, 2011
Name a Canadian who has made great contributions to our nation and the world. Terry Fox, right? Maybe Sir Frederick Banting and Dr. Charles Best?
Other answers might be Alexander Graham Bell, Glenn ...
| School needs more courses on life lessons|
14 September, 2011
As children went back to school, they began learning the 3 Rs - but they'll also learn a fourth R, revenue.
Ontario students will learn about saving, spending and investing money as early as Grade ...
|A Rabbi's Reputation Smeared|
1 March, 2011
Pointing a finger of blame doesn’t mean the accusation is true. But tell that to Kulanu, a support group for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and queer community.
Last summer the group brou...
|Be Active in Remembering|
11 November, 2010
At this time each year, poppies bloom on every lapel. Unfortunately, many people have become inured to the symbol and its meaning.
Created to mark their sacrifices made for freedom, Remembrance Day ...
|From the Front Lines of Israel's PR War|
1 November, 2010
Hamas now has anti-aircraft weapons, Hezbullah possesses scud missiles, and Iran is estimated to be only months away from developing a nuclear weapon. It’s no secret that the deterrent effect of...
|Why is Jonathan Pollard Still in Jail?|
1 November, 2010
This month marks a quarter-century since the incarceration of Jonathan Pollard – a U.S. civilian naval intelligence analyst – who admittedly provided intelligence information to Israel. No one denies ...
|The deeper meaning of Labour Day|
5 September, 2010
Much like Victoria Day — aka May twofour — casual conversations a few days before Labour Day often are about what people’s plans are for the long weekend. Usually, plans take the for...
|Who is a Canadian?|
24 June, 2010
Who is a Canadian? That question might have some of us “doing a Google” for a legal definition or search for immigration requirements. But
it’s much more than a dictionary definition, more tha...
|Toronto gala features Salman Rushdie, Elie Wiesel, Brian Mulroney|
3 June, 2010
It sounds like a joke: a Jew, a Muslim and a Christian walk into a
synagogue. This time, however, it was true, when Nobel Peace
Prize-winner Elie Wiesel, renowned novelist Salman Rushdie and f...
|Israel-Canada postage stamp has postal union going postal|
8 May, 2010
For twenty-five years, my father worked for Canada Post, and for eighteen years he delivered mail to an array of communities, and a variety of
nationalities. Over the course of a quarter centur...
|York Region's councillors need to be accountable|
30 April, 2010
Want an accountable councillor? Want to make sure his or her activities are transparent? Then
be prepared to free up some time to deal with endless paperwork and
start writing cheques. Too mu...
|There must be a sex-ed compromise|
24 April, 2010
I recall with great clarity in a sex ed segment of health class in
Grade 8 our teacher asked, “If you or your girlfriend had to get an
abortion, would you keep it a secret or tell someone clos...
|Ezra Levant, Ann Coulter and the Humorless Left|
9 April, 2010
You may know of Ezra Levant - Calgary-based author,
editorial writer, blogger, and most famously, the recipient of several ‘hate
speech’ lawsuits beginning with his publishing of the Danish Mohammed...
|Israeli doctors are Haiti’s heroes|
6 April, 2010
past two weeks, Michelle Obama, Demi Moore, Ben Stiller, Susan Sarandon and
even Sean Penn, all flew in for post-earthquake photo ops with Haitian
|Teetering on propaganda|
1 April, 2010
An oped by Omar Mosleh recently in
the Vaughan Citizen, called “Province believes in freedom of oppression,
not expression” caught my eye. Not just because its topic – the Israeli/Arab
|Boycott Israel, demonize Jews, resist medical progress|
26 February, 2010
The sixth annual “Israeli Apartheid Week” is taking place next
week on campuses in Toronto and in dozens of cities worldwide. If it’s
anything akin to previous years, it will be replete with the
|Greenbelt or foodbelt - axe it|
25 February, 2010
You can’t dislike a foodbelt or greenbelt can you?
If you do, are you then against food or the greening of our community?
There are councillors who think setting aside 2,000 hectares of Markham,...
|Ex-Iranian naval officer speaks out: An interview with Mano Bakh|
16 January, 2010
Escaping Islam: The Evil Might Not Be Realized Until It’s Too Late AuthorHouse Publishing 276 PagesHalf
autobiography, half historical commentary, Escaping Islam is the true
story of Mano Bakh...
|What's behind the prorogue?|
4 January, 2010
Is Prime Minister Stephen Harper once again playing Parliamentary games? Or are the only games happening in Vancouver next month? Last year, he used proroguing to avert a confidence vote that th...
|Jimmy Carter's empty apology|
1 January, 2010
It initially read like a
Christmastime edition of the satirical newspaper, The Onion. Jimmy Carter,
apologizing to Jews for his slamming of Israel?
There were two major errors with
|Hudak tells local audience how he'd improve economy|
27 November, 2009
roused a crowd of 700 supporters at Le Parc in Richmond Hill Wednesday
night, touting his ideas for a stronger Ontario and admonishing the
McGuinty government for what he believes w...
|Liberals, Jews, and ten percenters|
24 November, 2009
A friend of mine once told me, “Of
course I vote Liberal. I’m Jewish!” This seems to be a reflexive refrain from
most Jews in Canada.
The explanation is an entirely different essay, but latel...
|You can judge a man by what he gives|
13 April, 2009
Most of us have been, at some point
in our lives, the unlucky recipients of dumb gifts. Outwardly, the polite
response is to act pleased, grateful, and to act as if it was the very thing
|Hey, world: can you spare about $5billion?|
25 March, 2009
Earlier this month in Egypt,
over 70 nations met at a conference where they pledged
about $5 billion to rebuild Gaza. Gulf Arab states, the United
States and the European Commission mad...
|Free Money – If You’re in Jail|
16 March, 2009
Fans of legal-ruling stupidity may
take a perverse pleasure in finding out another example of “you couldn’t make
this stuff up.”
It’s the story of a convicted
rapist living in a maximu...
|The Gaza defensive, and Supporting Israel|
20 January, 2009
A dissection of recent events surrounding the Gaza conflict, and some suggestions for how best to support Israel.
1. Two recent news items caught my attention for their sheer
|Liberal child’s play in the voting booth|
13 November, 2008
I recall what it was like to run for student council
president in high school. I spent two years in various positions on the student
council gaining valuable experience. I had a platfo...
|CP’s Sloppy, and Transparent, Ode to Obama|
6 November, 2008
My decade and a half as a writer
has given me practice at how to say things with precision, how to say things
clearly, and how best to deliver the message through words.
It is to m...
|Book Punctures Stereotypes about Conservatives|
29 October, 2008
“Why You’re Wrong
About the Right: Behind the Myths – the Surprising Truth about Conservatives”
By S.E. Cupp and Brett
[Simon and Schuster,
Inc, 2008, 275 pgs]
|Oh, To Be Young, Liberal, and Smug|
29 October, 2008
The divide between the Left and the Right isn’t just about
policy anymore. In recent years, it’s become exemplified more and more about
how political opponents speak about, write about...
|Goodbye to a Hero: ARTHUR STEWART COLLINS|
23 August, 2008
In his self-published autobiography, Before I Forget, Arthur Stewart
Collins recalled how in elementary school he reveled in learning. “I
loved history - the explorers, the pioneers, the nation buil...
|The Jewish Defense League Returns to Canada|
28 July, 2008
FrontPageMagazine.com | Monday, July 28, 2008
The Jewish Defense League, which began some forty years ago, with
chapters in the US, and eventually ...
|Iraq's Yellowcake is a Lesson for Iran in the Crosshairs|
15 July, 2008
Some 550 tons of Saddam Hussein's
nuclear yellowcake has just been shipped from his former storehouses, and taken
to Canada for
energy uses. This news item has renewed speculation over whethe...
|McGuinty’s (Lack of) Faith at Queen’s Park|
1 July, 2008
You may have heard that some want to take Christ out
of Christmas, and give us all "happy holidays." In a recent example of
sanitizing culture, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty's Liberal government w...
|Stop donating to universities that tolerate anti-Semitic hatred|
27 May, 2008
When York University’s call centre phoned me last week to solicit a donation, I thought it was auspicious that it occurred the week of Israel’s sixtieth birthday. I
not only declined a donatio...
|MP talks about abuses in Darfur, China, Syria.|
12 May, 2008
Irwin Cotler, member of Parliament (Lib) from Mount Royal, Que., was
in Toronto and spoke on international human rights abuses,
among other related topics. The lecture, The Law and Human Right...
|Shut Up, I'm Talking: A Review|
4 May, 2008
A 25-year-old Canadian law student in New York applies for an
internship at the Israeli consulate, and ends up being hired to write
speeches for Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon. Sounds lik...
|Israel's withdrawal was a mistake, says former American ambassador Dennis Ross|
18 April, 2008
Pundits and scholars may argue about what Israel and the
Palestinians should do in order to continue the elusive peace process,
but there is one person who has been at the negotiating table wi...
|Left-of-centre group emerges to criticize Israel|
18 April, 2008
A coalition of left-of-centre Jewish organizations has recently
combined to create the Alliance of Concerned Jewish Canadians (ACJC).
The group held its first conference in Toronto at the end ...
|The ‘crime’ of stray comments|
4 April, 2008
Should a man be accountable for dumb things he’s said privately many
years ago? Is it right for those comments to be exhumed, displayed for
all to see, and used against him? Conservative MP T...
|What are the spouse of an adulterer’s options?|
18 March, 2008
People wonder why women like Silda
Spitzer and Hillary Clinton have "stood by" their
adulterous men, when so many of us can't help but think of those men as
untrustworthy scum for what they've done...
|An interview with Alan Dershowitz|
29 February, 2008
Sderot, a small Israeli town under siege by constant rocket attacks
from Gaza, was the focus of a supportive rally last Monday. Two
thousand attendees packed a hall at Toronto’s downtown Shera...
|Canada rules that Jerusalem is not in Israel|
25 February, 2008
play a game of free association. I say "London" and you'll say "England." I say "Athens" and you'll say "Greece." Then I say "Jerusalem" and you'll say… "Israel."
Canada doesn't b...
|If Obama won’t stand for America, who will he stand for? Hint: Cuba|
12 February, 2008
Just how patriotic is Barack Obama? It’s tough to get inside the heart and mind of a person, but judging by his actions, he not only displays a callous antipatriotism, but a patriotphobia. Obam...
|Charles Adler's Misread of Hillary|
9 January, 2008
My fellow National Post blogger,
new friend, and radio colleague, Charles Adler, is amazed by Hillary Clinton. He
says she's prime for the role of president.
I have to respectfully disagree.
|McCain might be a maverick, but not presidential material|
8 January, 2008
John McCain was a great, brave soldier. He stands strong in the War on Terror, and is a straightforward
communicator. He's relying on these attributes for his White House bid. But none of those...
|Saddam's Nukes Could be in Syria|
6 January, 2008
Saddam's secret may finally be out. When the Iraqi dictator was hung a year ago, on December 30, 2006 for crimes against humanity, many believed that the definitive answer to the most fiercely debated...
|The Post was Wrong About Ron Paul|
25 December, 2007
The National Post recently said that Ron Paul was a good candidate amongst the GOP contenders running for president. They said the were "rooting for him." The reasoning offered to back up their
|Still Looking for Saddam's WMD|
29 November, 2007
Almost a year ago, on Dec. 30, Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was hanged for crimes against humanity.
But to this day, a fierce debate rages over whether Saddam had any operational weapons of ...
|America's Mayor - An Interview|
19 November, 2007
During his two terms as Mayor of
New York City, Rudy Giuliani established himself as a politician willing to
take responsibility. And when he stepped up to the plate after 9/11, New
|Universities Stalin Would be Proud Of|
17 November, 2007
In the span of three weeks, two examples hit the news of
universities in the U.S .squashing free speech and forcibly
indoctrinating students with Leftism. In one school, students
|DAVE'S NEW RADIO SHOW|
6 November, 2007
THE DAVE GORDON SHOW Dave will talk with newsmakers, public figures, politicians, entrepreneurs, and pundits. The topics will range from conservative values, politics, pop culture, current affai...
|Sudanese refugee recalls life of slavery|
1 November, 2007
TORONTO — Francis Bok can recall what it was like to be orphaned at age seven, to be beaten regularly, and to have feared for his life for a decade.
The 6-5, soft-spoken Bok began his talk – s...
|Fred Thompson Answers Dave's Questions|
25 October, 2007
My questions to Senator Fred Thompson
Recently, I asked the following questions to Senator Fred Thompson, Republican candidate for US President.
Here is my Q&A.
Q: With the Beijing Olymp...
|Al Gore’s melting mountains… of evidence|
23 October, 2007
He won the Nobel Prize, an Academy Award and the hearts of global
warming activists everywhere, but Al Gore will have to lose some
footage of his popular environmental documentary if a British judge...
|Ann Coulter's Jewish Christianism|
19 October, 2007
Some people think Ann Coulter is an anti-Semite because of what she
said in a recent television interview. Appearing on Donny Deutsch’s
CNBC show, “The Big Idea,” last week, the author and col...
|When promises mean nothing|
2 October, 2007
I rarely in writing spend time dissembling and dissecting the Toronto Star’s editorials. For one, there’s no end to their pretzel logic – I’d have no time to do much else. Secondly, though picki...
|The Second Destruction of the Second Temple|
22 September, 2007
The phenomenon of double standards for Jews and Muslims comes to play again in Jerusalem. In an effort to replace faulty electrical cables, the Waqf Muslim religious trust is digging into and d...
|Moral clarity on the school funding argument|
22 September, 2007
The hottest news item now in Ontario is the faith-based schools issue at the provincial level: Ontario’s Conservatives swear to give them public funding, the Liberals swear to keep the status qu...
| On the Commercialization of Hitler|
5 September, 2007
Some Toronto and Vancouver subway billboards promoting Bell cell
phones were pulled down recently when a furor arose over a
controversial part of the ad. It featured a punk rock woman wearing a
|On the Misuse of Charity|
5 September, 2007
For just $1 a day – the cost of a small cup of coffee – you can increase a woman's self-esteem. Or so says one website.
The scheme goes like this: men pay to see photos of, and talk online with...
|Hamas' New Kid on the Block|
23 August, 2007
If you thought Iran or Syria were the next enemies for Israel to fight,
think again. No, it’s not Hamas, Hezbollah, Fatah or the al-Aqsa
Martyrs Brigade either. There’s a children’s militia – that’s...
|On Hezbollah's ad campaign in Windsor, Ont.|
15 August, 2007
Hezbollah supporters in Windsor, Ontario, recently got something that money can’t always buy: controversy.
They paid to set up a large pro-Hezbollah billboard
in Windsor for a weekend. The sign...
|Experiencing the Arab/Israel conflict on a personal level|
25 July, 2007
There is war in the Middle East again, and the dailies and weeklies fill us in on what’s going on with Israel’s latest battles at the Lebanese front. But few really know about the human toll t...
|The Importance of June 12|
11 June, 2007
It isn’t random that Ronald Reagan’s diary was released in book form in recent weeks. By no coincidence, June 5 marked three years since his passing. But there’s also another day in June that ...
|A Fitting Memorial Day DVD|
29 May, 2007
Magazines, news broadcasts, Internet news, and newspapers all peddle the news of the day, in sound bytes never too long to risk losing a reader. Newspapers are like ther...
|18 Months And Change?|
14 May, 2007
I recently picked up an old paper I had around the house, from 18 months ago. It was a paper I meant to get to, but never got around to reading until now. I almost thought I was reading today'...
|Giuliani touches on Passover and freedom at N.J. fund-raiser|
17 April, 2007
Though recent first-quarter fund-raising numbers show that former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has raised the most funds for the Republican presidential bid, the former mayor of New York, Rudy G...
|You Had Me at “Shimon Peres”|
17 April, 2007
Attending the New York City fundraiser for Mitt Romney, March 2007
Mitt Romney, thus far having raised the most donations amongst Republican presidential candidates, and said to have the best grassro...
|It’s War, Mr. Blair|
29 March, 2007
Stand Firm, Or History Will Judge You Like Chamberlain.
You helped to liberate Iraq and Afghanistan from tyranny. You had the strength to recognize evil.
Do not stand idly while your Finest M...
|U.S. presidential candidates woo supporters at Israel lobby event|
23 March, 2007
As surely as the world has a keen interest in the affairs of Israel,
the political matters of the United States have become an object
of fascination international...
|The unclear thinking of the Speaker of the House|
21 March, 2007
My father always told me from the time that I was very young:
"Anything important you do should be based on the MAID rule: Make An Informed Decision."
Doing so prevents one's emotions from overtakin...
|AIPAC Spurs Discourse on Iran|
19 March, 2007
Iran's burgeoning nuclear program and Israel's security were hot topics at the American Israel Political Action Committee annual policy conference, drawing in dozens of US Senators, Israeli leaders an...
|Walk in with Spaghetti; Walk out with $10,000|
22 February, 2007
By law, you may now win $10,000 if you bring your own food to a cafeteria.
This month a court case was finalized that involved the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal being sued by a man named Yvon V...
|New magazine launched for conservative readers|
9 February, 2007
For some, cows and colts might strictly be referring to types of animals.But for one magazine, it's probably referring to beef and guns. "IfMaclean's magazine is vanilla, we are a little bit of Tabasc...
|The Israel bashing that never makes it into print|
9 February, 2007
Some anti-Israel reporting is blatant - and other times the reporter'sagenda is cleverly hidden among weak attempts at objectivity. So too, inperson, many reporters know how to cloud their contempt fo...
|Book full of Reasons to Stay in Canada|
9 February, 2007
What if B.C. had a miraculous gold rush and became so rich that it decidedto tell the rest of the country to take a hike? That's the premise of thenew book The Day BC Quit Canada, which, though ...
|One woman show "DAI (enough)" reflects breadth of Middle-East spectrum|
9 February, 2007
Ten voices, 10 viewpoints, 10 lives cut short. In this tour-de-force solo performance, actress Iris Bahr brings to life a remarkable range of heartfelt and candid characters that span the spectrum of ...
|The Top Ten Things I Would Do As U.S. President|
15 December, 2006
10. Ix-ney on the campaign finance reform. Let anyone donate as much as they want, to whomever they want. Else, it encourages millionaires to bankroll their own campaigns to the exclusion of 'ordinary...
|What's Wrong With The UN? How About: Everything|
15 December, 2006
Just a few months ago, the UN churned out the fourth annual tome on what's wrong with the Arab world. To many, it comes as a surprise from an organization that so often wags its finger at Israel. But ...
|The Most Unremembered Memorable Statements in the Past Five Years|
9 September, 2006
As we mark the five-year anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, I came to realize that there's a tremendous amount of politic-speak that has gone unnoticed, particularly on the topic of ...
|Counter-terrorism expert warns of atomic bomb|
19 February, 2006
David Harris's voice was calm and composed; his message was terse and urgent. "Islamic extremists are our number one threat," he said recently.
Harris, an investigator in national security matters, ...
|MidEast watchdog describes media's problem with Honesty|
19 February, 2006
"We don't get full, fair and accurate coverage of the world here in Canada," says Dov Smith, director of HonestReporting Canada, an organization which monitors Canadian news media for their coverage o...