The attacks in France that saw the beheading of the teacher Samuel Paty in Paris and a knife attack on a church in Nice that left three dead show that the threat of jihadism remains a potent force that requires a vigorous response.

Given the urgency of the problem, French President Emmanuel Macron has been unwavering in his pledge to combat Islamism. Sadly, he has been undermined by the self-flagellation and political correctness that has been the popular immediate reaction to Islamic terror. …


The Liberal government has laboured somewhat to make it known that it is reviewing and perhaps altering parts of its foreign policy, in effect attempting to counter opposition narratives that their mindset is plagued by meekness and naivete. Reflecting this has been the Prime Minister’s much-welcomed condemnation of the Chinese ambassador’s thinly veiled threat towards Canadians living in Hong Kong as consequence for Ottawa welcoming Hong Kong refugees.

One waits with much interest to hear the details of a new policy to be fleshed out as chaotic circumstances demand, as this is all a moral, strategic, and now a political…


The death of George Floyd has galvanized people into action throughout North America and Europe. In Canada, widely reported incidents that have been cited alongside Floyd’s death as evidence of a comparable problem of institutional racism are the deaths of two minority women, Regis Korchinski-Paquet and Chantal Moore. This has been followed with other stories that showcase a pattern of police malfeasance and unaccountability.

What’s more, images of the police responding to the protests and riots have done more to paint a negative picture of them than redeem them. Given the political passions that these scenarios inflame, it can avert…


The United States State Department has wisely decided to begin a policy of reciprocity towards Chinese diplomats. As of two weeks ago, “Chinese diplomats inside the United States are now required to notify the U.S. government before visiting state or local officials as well as academic or research institutions.” The objective of this policy is to subject to Chinese diplomats the same treatment and restrictions that the Communist Party does American diplomats in Beijing. This is to be part of the larger measures taken to change behaviour and contain China’s efforts to infiltrate American institutions and advance its global agenda…


Last month, there arose a Twitter controversy that stifled another debate over multiculturalism and Islam.

The published an article with the headline, “Ethnic diversity harms a country’s social trust, economic well-being.” The article argued that Canada should rethink the doctrine of “diversity, tolerance, and inclusion,” and adopt one based upon “compatibility, cohesion, and social trust.” As an example it cited Denmark’s immigration policy — -particularly when it came to Islam — -and how it has made these changes to a certain degree of success. It quickly caught the attention of voluble activists, causing an outrage. The result was…


The Prime Minister’s affinity for blackface is certainly uproarious given his reputation as the great paragon of wokeness. And the response from conservatives has understandably been full of and claims that he’s “unfit to govern.”

With the luxury of hindsight, it is hard not to wince when reading passages such as this one from Trudeau’s book,: “Identity politics might have been one way of establishing rapport with voters, the kind of divide-and-conquer strategy favoured by the other parties. But I had no intention of going down that road.” Remarkable.

In a book about his personal and political…


“When politicians get down and dirty in an election campaign they usually target their opponents’ policies. If they really want to get into the mud they sink to personal attacks.” So begins an editorial in the yesterday. Well, anyone who has been paying even moderate attention to politics would agree that there is a lack of substantive conversation, while business for the enthusiastic smear merchant is booming. (The knows something about this.) …


Controversies of late have shown how wokeness continually infects many corners of public life. The tinfoil hat inventions of some quirky academic theorists have certainly gained astonishing traction. Adherence to it has quickly become something of an ideological litmus test for the left. For this, we definitely owe something to the bemusing knack Donald Trump has for getting people to work themselves into fits of radical rage. The saddest, and almost pitiful, part of it all is how obvious it is that most of those who claim to be one with the race and gender obsessives are doing it out…


One of the more nettling elements of the paradigm in America is the debate surrounding foreign policy. Such an area is where one might bear witness to some of the most acrimonious exchanges between the “establishmentarian elite,” the recalcitrant “populists” and “non-interventionist doves.” The first of these groups are comprised of those who desire to maintain what’s considered the status quo proselytized by a large cabal of internationalists. …


What is there to do about Iran?

The debates revolving around the above question have come to the fore in recent weeks as a cataclysmic confrontation between the United States and the mullahs seems to be on the horizon.

As many should know, the Iranians shot down an American drone to which a galvanic Donald Trump almost responded by launching a strike that was ultimately called off upon his reflection on questions (such as how many were to die) that any strategist or President might have contemplated beforehand. Such hesitance was justified by the need for a “proportionate response” to…

Shane Miller

BA University of Windsor, MA Western.. Hip-hop fiend. Aspiring scribbler. Classical liberal.

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