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Sunday, 14 May 2017
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blog preview image by Conrad Black Voting has already begun in the federal Conservative leadership election that will conclude on May 27. Paid-up party members will vote in their constituencies, which will each have an equal number of votes, regardless of how many votes are cast in each constituency. It is a preferential ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/14/2017 7:27 AM by Conrad Black
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Wednesday, 10 May 2017
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blog preview image Rupert Murdoch has kept the media from being monolithic against Trump. by Conrad Black Rupert Murdoch has been a controversial figure in the media of Australia, then the Western world, and more recently the whole world, for a total of nearly 65 years. He inherited control of his father’s ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/10/2017 7:50 AM by Conrad Black
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Sunday, 7 May 2017
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blog preview image by Conrad Black It is a pleasure to be able to commend two prominent Canadian public office-holders; the impulse to congratulate people in government doesn’t take hold of me too often or tenaciously, but it has gripped me this week. Saskatchewan premier Brad Wall and Ontario senator Lynn Beyak ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/07/2017 7:43 AM by Conrad Black
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Wednesday, 3 May 2017
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blog preview image Much, for America, depends on his success. by Conrad Black It is often hard to discern, but, despite an unprecedented amount of friction and the continued implacable hostility of the discredited post-Reagan political establishment, Donald Trump is continuing to gain ground in his holy crusade ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/03/2017 7:05 AM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 29 April 2017
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blog preview image by Conrad Black I have just returned from Europe, where there has been an irritating outburst of complacency over recent political events there, from quarters with no right to indulge in it. The huge sigh of pan-European relief over the first round of the French election is completely unjustified. ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/29/2017 5:30 AM by Conrad Black
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Sunday, 16 April 2017
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blog preview image by Conrad Black The reaction to the cruise missile attack on Syria has been highly encouraging for President Trump. First, Democrats have generally acknowledged that it was a justified action in response to the brazen atrocity of murdering civilians and particularly children with sarin gas. Second, ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/16/2017 6:04 AM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 15 April 2017
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blog preview image by Conrad Black Brian Mulroney, left, and wife Mila, centre, and Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy, right, in Quebec in 1985. On Tuesday I was speaking on the radio by telephone with my friend Evan Solomon in Ottawa (where he has been since his shabby treatment by the moronocracy that “manages” ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/15/2017 5:15 AM by Conrad Black
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Tuesday, 11 April 2017
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blog preview image The Syria airstrike and a stronger president  by Conrad Black Perhaps it is a function of spring, and of the irrepressible perseverance of hope, which even motionless in the heart of darkness cannot be extinguished, that I cautiously predict the beginnings of a return to functioning government ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/11/2017 10:55 AM by Conrad Black
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Monday, 10 April 2017
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blog preview image by Conrad Black The world is afflicted by an international crisis of ineffectual government, even in most of the principal democracies. The three principal Western continental European countries are close to election day, and none of them can be called today a stable democratic government. Only ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/10/2017 5:53 AM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 8 April 2017
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blog preview image by Conrad Black I had intended to confine my long-jump from Senate controversies and the Carson case to the moth-eaten current state of the Enlightenment in the West to my last two action-packed columns here. But the scope and vigour of the reaction they elicited obliges me to return to the subject ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/08/2017 6:12 AM by Conrad Black
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Sunday, 2 April 2017
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blog preview image by Conrad Black The Weimar Court of the Muses by Theobald von Oer in 1860, 55 years after Schiller's death in 1805, this oil painting was produced of a reading of his poems in the park of the Schloss Tiefurt. Among the listeners, to the right, is Goethe Readers will recall that I concluded last ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/02/2017 5:24 AM by Conrad Black
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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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