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#TakeAKnee

The #TakeAKnee movement is only superficially about race, class, or the effrontery of well-remunerated football players. The reason why it provokes such passions is because it’s really about religion. Namely, the American civil religion: its rituals, its iconography, and especially … Continue reading

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Home Capital Group

Canadians need to be paying close attention to how their government addresses what just happened with Home Capital Group. The way this unfolds will tell us whether we have an honest and reliable cop on the beat, or if the thieves are … Continue reading

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On bathrooms

I read James Howard Kunstler’s blog regularly, but being busy in real life this week, I haven’t taken the time to engage with the comments section. So I don’t know what the tenor of responses to Jim’s pensées about gay … Continue reading

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Ready to pop

Unlike the rest of my family, I’ve always been a renter, and because we’re all surrounded by cultural programming that drums it into our heads that it’s better to own than to rent (“Pay yourself first!”, etc.), I’ve always felt … Continue reading

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White House pushes Keystone XL decision back a year

Has anyone else been noticing how, even though it’s mid-November, we’re still getting temperatures in the mid-teens here in southern Ontario? Environment Canada Is predicting highs of 16 and 17 degrees for Windsor this coming Sunday and Monday; it’s 14 … Continue reading

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Looks like I spoke too soon

So, about that whole George Panandreou “democracy” thing, there’s this from today’s Report on Business: “I will be glad even if we don’t go to a referendum, which was never a purpose in itself,” Mr. Papandreou said in the text … Continue reading

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Papandreou still a democrat after all

The Euro crisis is close to the implosion point, where no one will be able to pretend anymore. The economic “rescue” plan intended to pull Europe back from the brink will come down on Greece like a ton of bricks, … Continue reading

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