Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Shrill backlash to men’s rights advocate

For more than two years I wrote a men’s column for a rival Canadian daily newspaper. I’d never even considered men’s issues before, but the...

The times are a changin’: If it ever hopes to see the White House...

It’s really quite simple. If the Republicans want to win a presidential election, they have to win the support of the only constituency that...

Morality and tolerance

Editor's note: American Pastor Terry Jones, who is known for his blathering about burning the Qur'an in 2010,  was denied entry into Canada this...

The Emperor is naked

What a sheer bloody joy it was to see Barack Obama, peace be upon him, exposed as the mediocre, media-inflated, self-important regional politician he...

Bullies or victims? Fairness and proportionality strike out in sport and sexuality

So, a guy who plays pro sport is an idiot. Good Lord, I can’t believe it! I mean, who knew? Yes, Yunel Escobar was dumb...

A night with the fanatics

On Tuesday evening, I covered a 9/11 vigil in Toronto, and a counter-protest across the street organized by Islamic and leftist groups calling for...

The untold story

So the circle completes. Back in 1982, Channel 4 launched in Britain. It was, believe it or not, the country’s first new television network in...

It’s all about power: Al-Quds Day a celebration of hatred and terrorism.

Beyond the hatred, the racism and the anger, there’s a certain irony surrounding Al-Quds Day, commemorated this weekend internationally and to its shame —...

A minute of silence

It’s that time again. Every four years we have it, and it’s always worth the wait. Yes, time for boring old hacks to write dull,...

Church, state, hijabs

Lots to write about this week, so I have to be a little eclectic. In Quebec a girl was told she couldn’t play soccer while...

Assad: The devil we know.

We do not understand the Arab world. We think we do, we like to think we do, but we don’t. It’s far more complex and...

A hateful paradox: Queers Against Israeli Apartheid oppose what is really the bitter truth.

A homophobe writes, so to speak. Actually I don’t hate anyone, and I’ve not been frightened of, or intimidated by, much since working in Belfast...

Football is part of the bloodstream, and it unifies more than divides

Even though I’ve lived in Canada half my life, I feel extraordinarily European whenever soccer tournaments come around. Sport is visceral, or at least should...

Not sorry enough: Cops’ apology to humiliated dad falls short

The name Jesse Sansone may not register with most readers, but how about the Crayon Dad? This was the 26-year-old man who earlier this year...

In Canada too?: Church can’t be bullied into accepting homosexuality

So it’s happened. In a sordid attempt to deflect from scandals and mismanagement, the Liberal government of Ontario has told the Catholic school system it...