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National Post View: The Canadian Senate — the dinner guest who won't go home

Canada’s Senate has become the dinner guest who won’t go home, the distant relative who comes for a visit and refuses to vacate the guest room. 659 more words

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George Jonas: This is not Sparta

Nothing in history is “just like” anything else. Comparing events in vastly different periods is a parlour game at best. One shouldn’t yield to the temptation of drawing far-reaching conclusions from seeming parallels. 805 more words

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Tom Chervinsky: Why we gave Ontario’s cap and trade plan a D-

Last week, the government of Ontario announced it plans to introduce a cap and trade system to tackle climate pollution in the province, and to use at least part of the money to fund government environmental initiatives. 1,123 more words

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National Post View: Give Omar Khadr his chance

One way or another, Omar Khadr will soon be a free man. On Friday, moments after judge J.M. Ross of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta granted the 28-year-old Toronto native bail from an Edmonton-area jail pending appeal of his war crimes conviction in the United States, the government announced — as predictably as day follows night — that it would appeal. 735 more words

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Rex Murphy: Hillary Clinton and McGuinty share a legacy of missing emails — and of utter shamelessness

When we think of politics as murky, devious, slippery, self-enriching and utterly void of shame, we naturally think of the Clintons Inc. The standing they enjoy and the esteem in which they are held, not only in their own country but all over the world, East and West, should leave us shivering in outrageous astonishment. 1,163 more words

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Charles Krauthammer: Iran has Obama to thank for restoring its strength

In December, President Obama said that he wished to see Iran ultimately become a “very successful regional power.” His wish — a nightmare for the Western-oriented Arab states — is becoming a reality. 737 more words

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Robyn Urback: Hamilton goes to war — with a mailbox

A territorial battle is beginning to enswathe the once-peaceful streets of Hamilton, Ont. And the source of the hostility measures in at approximately 164 cm by 62 cm, according to Canada Post. 591 more words

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