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Charles Krauthammer: Obama displays a rare moment of hard-headed realism

How do you distinguish a foreign policy “idealist” from a “realist,” an optimist from a pessimist? Ask one question: Do you believe in the arrow of history? 831 more words

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Matt Gurney: Harper won't miss the job. In time, Canadians may miss him.

On Thursday, Stephen Harper took the stage for what will probably be the last major address of his public life. The last time Canadians saw him speak, it was Oct. 760 more words

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Don Braid: Ontario gets an earful in Alberta legislature

One rule of Alberta politics is pretty well absolute: visiting leaders get a friendly welcome in the legislature, whether the welcomers mean it or not. 741 more words

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Letters: The inhuman calculus of war

Re: A-Bomb Still Horrifies 70 Years On, letter to the editor, May 25.

Letter writer Doris Wrench Eisler is incorrect: most experts now agree that dropping the atomic bomb was based on finding a way to end the war quickly. 1,080 more words

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Michael Den Tandt: Harper was never the conservative extremist we were led to expect

Stephen J. Harper was a good prime minister — a smart, basically decent, hard-working guy who, for all his flaws, left the country better than he found it. 825 more words

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Travis T. Tygart: No Russians in Rio

For those who love clean sport, discovering the extent of Russia’s state-supported doping program has been a nightmare realized. Russian whistle-blowers have come forward with evidence of shadow laboratories, tampering by state intelligence officers and swapped samples at the Olympics. 945 more words

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Chris Selley: Umm, Toronto Star? By my count roughly 99.999992 per cent of Canadian kids are not murdered

One of the most frustrating things about the helicopter-parenting phenomenon is that hardly anyone seems to support it on principle. I don’t think I’ve met anyone, parent or not, who disagrees that today’s kids have overly structured lives. 643 more words

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