Here are the Blogs in the Conrad Black category.
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Tuesday, 28 March 2017
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blog preview image Mr. Trump is far from a lame duck. by Conrad Black The health-care-reform fiasco illustrates perfectly why the United States has been an ineffectual, gridlocked failure at legislative self-government for over 20 years. It is not only not a system with two parties ready to govern; it is not ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/28/2017 7:26 AM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 25 March 2017
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blog preview image by Conrad Black The Fall of Lucifer by Gustave Dore Almost three years ago I wrote a column here criticizing the dismissal from his employment ahead of an expected indictment of former prime ministerial assistant Bruce Carson. I was skeptical of the grounds for the indictment, which was eventually ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/25/2017 4:42 AM by Conrad Black
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Tuesday, 21 March 2017
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blog preview image The Trump approach takes hold, worldwide. by Conrad Black Though it is hard to believe some days, the political atmosphere in Washington is slowly settling down. The Democrats drone tiresomely on, battering the piñata that there is no evidence that President Obama tapped candidate Trump’s ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/21/2017 8:16 AM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 18 March 2017
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blog preview image by Conrad Black The poor, benighted Canadian Senate is struggling to restore its credibility, but it is approaching it by self-consciously persecuting its own members. First, it should cease to be so self-conscious about last year's expenses controversy. The amounts were trivial and the demands ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/18/2017 5:20 AM by Conrad Black
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Wednesday, 15 March 2017
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blog preview image Trump wins again, but now faces policy challenges. by Conrad Black The ignominious collapse of the Democratic claims and insinuations that Donald Trump was improperly connected to the Russian government has de-escalated the Democrats’ campaign against the president — from a frenzied assault ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/15/2017 5:15 AM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 11 March 2017
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blog preview image by Conrad Black A sign of the times was the Alberta judicial "triage" proposal, published this week, that advises prosecutors not to proceed with cases where there is only a "slim chance" of success, and in non-violent cases, to settle for lower offences to avoid the cost of trials. This is ostensibly ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/11/2017 5:36 AM by Conrad Black
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Wednesday, 8 March 2017
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blog preview image by Conrad Black The frenzy of the Never Trump movement becomes more demented every week. This last weekend, former national-intelligence director James Clapper (no friend of Donald Trump) said that there had been no evidence of any collusion between Trump people and any Russians when, after months ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/08/2017 6:52 AM by Conrad Black
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Monday, 6 March 2017
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blog preview image by Conrad Black I have received and gratefully replied to a great many messages, all favourable, about my column here last week criticizing House of Commons Motion 103. This initiative, unofficially supported by the government, falsely claims that Parliament can and must "quell ... a rising climate ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/06/2017 5:16 AM by Conrad Black
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Thursday, 2 March 2017
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blog preview image The media would pounce on failure. by Conrad Black Even five weeks after the inauguration, the president is still, as he demonstrated at CPAC, speaking in absolute terms of reducing crime and shutting down the sale and use of narcotics. Electorates make allowance for the exaggerated claims ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/02/2017 5:43 AM by Conrad Black
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Wednesday, 22 February 2017
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blog preview image The media are indeed playing a harmful role. by Conrad Black What is utterly astonishing about the fierce contest between the national media and President Trump is that the media do not realize how despised they are by most Americans, and how richly, as a group (which contains many individual ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/22/2017 5:04 AM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 18 February 2017
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blog preview image by Conrad Black Last Monday I had a most enjoyable dinner with two men that have been friends since we all met at high school in Toronto in 1960. We have met intermittently ever since those days and it is always very agreeable. This time, we were advised in advance by the now foreign participant ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/18/2017 7:53 AM by Conrad Black
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Wednesday, 15 February 2017
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blog preview image He has policies that might well seize the political center. by Conrad Black The preliminaries of the Trump presidency are ending, and difficult though it is to appreciate, the atmosphere is lightening somewhat. It is a little early to opine on the Trump foreign policy, but his first three ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/15/2017 12:06 PM by Conrad Black
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Wednesday, 8 February 2017
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blog preview image The travel ban is a win-win proposition by Conrad Black Appearances are deceiving, and President Trump, although the launch of the 90-day travel ban was botched, cannot lose on the issue. His opponents, in the U.S. and the world, have absurdly overreacted; an arriving onlooker would imagine ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/08/2017 7:13 AM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 4 February 2017
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blog preview image by Conrad Black I have been trying desperately to find a Canadian subject to write about and am as fatigued with the Trump story as are some grumbling readers. It is time for some perspective on both countries. In the current mania, hundreds of thousands of people marched in protests over much ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/04/2017 5:09 AM by Conrad Black
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Tuesday, 31 January 2017
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blog preview image A whirlwind, in a divided country By Conrad Black The instant crisis over the 90-day ban of some categories of foreigners from the United States is a sideshow and will pass quickly. But, like the treatment of the Mexican-wall issue, it has had some ham-handed aspects. It will not be possible ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/31/2017 9:03 AM by Conrad Black
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Sunday, 29 January 2017
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blog preview image by Conrad Black Not since the most tumultuous days of Vietnam and Watergate have American political people and events been so prevalent in the Canadian media. The election, formation, and entry into office of the Trump administration have provided much substantive news. But there has also been ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/29/2017 5:30 AM by Conrad Black
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Wednesday, 25 January 2017
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blog preview image by Conrad Black It was a brilliant inauguration, and the continued scrapping and strafing between the administration and the bedraggled, sodden mass of the press continues the execution of a new demarcation of power in the federal government that will prove benign. This week’s issues themselves ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/25/2017 5:33 AM by Conrad Black
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Sunday, 22 January 2017
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blog preview image by Conrad Black With four of his predecessors on the platform with him, President Trump blasted all those responsible for the recent government of the country as self-interested incompetents, compulsive, impotent talkers who had allowed America to decay and to be out-maneuvered by its rivals ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/22/2017 5:54 AM by Conrad Black
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Wednesday, 18 January 2017
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blog preview image by Conrad Black The CNN hype of the farrago of scatological nonsense about the president-elect and the Russian government ends the pre-inaugural interlude on an all-time triumph of media unprofessionalism, malice, and outright idiocy, by the most bigoted of all large American news outlets. The ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/18/2017 12:30 PM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 14 January 2017
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blog preview image by Conrad Black The recent Finance Canada report projecting Canadian federal budgetary deficits into the 2050s must stand as one of the most inane Canadian public documents of recent memory. The deficit could be eliminated any year on a few months’ notice, so the document is just an alarmist ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/14/2017 5:23 AM by Conrad Black
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Wednesday, 11 January 2017
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blog preview image An old conspiracy theory rears its ugly head, again. by Conrad Black Like Japanese veterans of World War II stumbling, emaciated, out of the jungles of Guam and the Philippines many years after the end of the war, near-terminal victims of Watergate fever still wander dazedly into the media ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/11/2017 7:46 AM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 7 January 2017
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blog preview image by Conrad Black An instant industry has developed in Canada about how to adjust to a Trump presidency, as if the nature of the United States has metamorphosed instantly and unrecognizably. Almost all of this concern is unnecessary. Donald Trump has never expressed any grievances against Canada, ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/07/2017 7:58 AM by Conrad Black
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Wednesday, 4 January 2017
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blog preview image by Conrad Black Like most people, I had hoped for the customary settling down after the very tumultuous and nasty election. We have been denied that, not by the candidates, who have been dignified, but by the outgoing administration. I have written here and elsewhere before that this has been ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/04/2017 7:21 AM by Conrad Black
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Monday, 26 December 2016
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by Conrad Black After participating a number of times on Canadian network television this year and waving the Maple Leaf flag around fairly exuberantly in these columns, the imminent change of regime in the United States prompts me to a little introspection. As I wrote in my recent history of Canada ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/26/2016 7:55 AM by Conrad Black
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Sunday, 25 December 2016
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by Conrad Black The year ends amid the most astonishing display of sour grapes, mass embarrassment, and unspontaneous amnesia in living memory of U.S. presidential elections. The national media, sleepwalking toward the inauguration they did everything possible to prevent, having denied at every stage, ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/25/2016 4:49 AM by Conrad Black
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