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Vivian Bercovici: In Israel, as ever, hope and pride mingle with determination and grief

Tuesday evening. Eight o’clock. For two minutes, a piercing siren wailed throughout Israel, marking the eve of Memorial Day, when 23,646 Israeli soldiers killed in military duty and 3,134 civilians murdered by terrorists are remembered. 1,073 more words

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Robert Fulford: Empathy, authenticity go a long way to explaining Jordan Peterson's appeal

A University of Toronto clinical psychologist, Jordan Peterson, has become one of the best-known Canadians of this generation. In the intellectual category, he’s easily the largest international phenomenon since Marshall McLuhan. 789 more words

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Full Comment: I'm a Liberal, and I'm ashamed that Canada's not back at all

By Tim Wood

Faced with the rise of autocrats in Russia, Turkey and elsewhere, the government of Canada appears content to leave democracy-promotion to our allies — and to cede the initiative to our adversaries. 508 more words

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Christie Blatchford: It was plain from start that Calgary murder prosecutions would likely be a gong show

Cops and prosecutors can’t win for trying, as the saying goes.

When Calgary Police arrested Nick Chan on July 18, 2013, and charged him in connection with two homicides that had occurred respectively four and five years earlier, the poor buggers probably felt pretty good. 914 more words

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John Ivison: Conservative Bernier and Liberal Simms offer a telling tale of two whips

Francis Urquhart, the fictional chief whip in the original (and the best) House of Cards, described his role thus: “A pat on the head and a biscuit here; a short, sharp shock there – and a good boot up the backside where indicated.” 912 more words

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Kelly McParland: Ontario premier predicts 'vicious' election campaign, then gets vicious

Even when you see the train coming at you, it’s a shock when it hits. Such is the case in Ontario right now, where the Liberal government has ensured the coming election campaign — which hasn’t formally been called yet — will be one of the ugliest and demeaning in memory. 1,052 more words

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Marni Soupcoff: If you're terrified of mice, you're not alone. And for good reason

Musophobes — people with a phobic fear of mice or rats — deserve more credit, and less ridicule.

So maybe I’m biased because I happen to be one of those people. 850 more words

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