Did the U of A effectually fire the Grand Guru of the Gaiety?

To be rid of Wells, a new dean of Ed puts him on leave and demotes him. So he quits Any way you look at it, the last couple of years have notturned out well for Alberta's Grand Guru of the Gaiety, Dr. Kristopher Wells. Go back a couple of years, and he was sitting... Continue Reading →

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All we pessimists were fully agreed: Conrad Black was a mad man

The National Post newspaper this month marks the 20th year of its publication. Ted Byfield was one of several Canadian journalists asked to comment on it. His commentary follows.

It's difficult to adequately portray the sudden and most improbable appearance of the National Post in the Canadian newspaper world as it existed in the closing years of the 20th Century. Metropolitan newspapers in that era were definitely not something people founded. They were something people terminated, or at best merged with another so that one name or the other slid into oblivion of journalistic history.

If our morals are part of our nature, we cannot repeal them

The above paragraph, with minor changes, has been excerpted from the frightening letter written last month by veteran Edmonton teacher and educator Richard Dietrich. It's the letter which the ever more left-leaning Calgary Herald and Edmonton Journal have refused to publish. It was carried in this space two weeks ago, and it bodes very badly for Alberta's students in their future careers. They will graduate with wondrously social attitudes, but they may not be able to add, subtract, multiply, divide, read, write or earn a living. When Education Minister David Eggen promises "the most sweeping changes" ever wrought in the curriculum of Alberta's schools, it can only mean more of the same.

Why the notwithstanding clause will survive, nothwithstanding the Left

It's sad to behold the decline in the quality of modern-day political office-holders. Take, for instance, the position of premier in Ontario. It was once filled by such men of stature as Sir Oliver Mowat, Howard Ferguson, and William Davis-- not to mention George Drew, who established a 42-year Tory dynasty in the government of that province, Now the premier's office is to be distinguished by a man accused of establishing in his youth a brisk wholesale trade in hashish for the "with-it" generation in the wealthy Toronto neighbourhood where he grew up-- an accusation he vigorously denies.

Why many men shudder at the spectacle of ‘feminized’ Christianity

It's sad to behold the decline in the quality of modern-day political office-holders. Take, for instance, the position of premier in Ontario. It was once filled by such men of stature as Sir Oliver Mowat, Howard Ferguson, and William Davis-- not to mention George Drew, who established a 42-year Tory dynasty in the government of that province, Now the premier's office is to be distinguished by a man accused of establishing in his youth a brisk wholesale trade in hashish for the "with-it" generation in the wealthy Toronto neighbourhood where he grew up-- an accusation he vigorously denies.

Get ready for open persecution in about five years, Christians warned

It's sad to behold the decline in the quality of modern-day political office-holders. Take, for instance, the position of premier in Ontario. It was once filled by such men of stature as Sir Oliver Mowat, Howard Ferguson, and William Davis-- not to mention George Drew, who established a 42-year Tory dynasty in the government of that province, Now the premier's office is to be distinguished by a man accused of establishing in his youth a brisk wholesale trade in hashish for the "with-it" generation in the wealthy Toronto neighbourhood where he grew up-- an accusation he vigorously denies.

So what’s the point of teaching history, modern educators ask

It's sad to behold the decline in the quality of modern-day political office-holders. Take, for instance, the position of premier in Ontario. It was once filled by such men of stature as Sir Oliver Mowat, Howard Ferguson, and William Davis-- not to mention George Drew, who established a 42-year Tory dynasty in the government of that province, Now the premier's office is to be distinguished by a man accused of establishing in his youth a brisk wholesale trade in hashish for the "with-it" generation in the wealthy Toronto neighbourhood where he grew up-- an accusation he vigorously denies.

U.S. Scout decision to go co-ed leads to a public relations disaster

Patrick Joseph Buchanan, paleo-conservative columnist, broadcaster, and senior aide to three Republican presidents (Reagan, Ford and Nixon) would scoff if anyone were to seriously propose adorning him with another title, notably that of prophet. Nonetheless, he seems far ahead of the pack in discerning a tendency in the ongoing Culture War, which could result in one of the most astonishing flip-flops ever recorded.

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