Brian Johnstone

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Navy SEAL Tears Into Chelsea Handler After She Says Donald Trump Is the 'Domestic Enemy' of America

In response to comedian Chelsea Handler calling President Donald Trump a “domestic enemy” leading America, Eli Crane, a Navy SEAL veteran and the CEO …

Illinois police tackled me for stealing a car. It was my own

<b>Opinion</b>I was face down on the pavement. One police officer was kneeing me in the back, while others pulled or punched. They paid no attention to my …

Netflix Fires Chief Communications Officer After Use of N-Word

After using the n-word on two separate occasions, Netflix’s chief communications officer, Jonathan Friedland, has been fired. In a memo, Netflix CEO …

Bill Maher On Police Beatings: “This Is Why NFL Players Want To Take A Knee”

<b>UPDATE, with video</b> A recent crop of viral video police beatings has Bill Maher thinking the thin blue line needs a #MeToo movement to call its own. …

Lessons from my dad

It was my dad who taught me how to swear. He swore like a sergeant. He had actually been a sergeant, so he came by it honestly. At moments of high stress, he would string together six or seven curse words in an eloquent stream of invective that could be heard up and down the street. I was …

The #MeToo generation gap

Here’s a mini quiz. Imagine that you are a 26-year-old graduate student. You invite a semi-famous writer to a writing workshop. Some time during the visit, he kisses you against your will. Do you: (a) tell him to cut it out, and quietly spread the word that he‘s a bit of a jerk? Or do you (b) nurse …

Lynching 2.0: White Family Charged With Murdering 2 Black Men, Dismembering Bodies

After a four-day search, Moore, Okla., police have charged a man and his brother, their mother and the mother’s boyfriend with murdering a pair of …

Can You Blame Him? 

A black attorney in Arizona had a package mistakenly delivered to his home by UPS last week. Although the package is addressed to someone who lives …

Travis Reinking Is What Happens When Black People Are ‘Criminals’ and White People Are Allowed to Be Invisible

A few months ago, during a conversation on Facebook about one of the many mass shootings committed by a white man (I forget which one), the homie Sai …

Secret Service

#DianteYarber: California Cops Gun Down Father of 3 in Hail of Bullets. His Crime? Sitting in Walmart’s Parking Lot

Barstow, Calif., police officers fired what sounded like more than 30 bullets into a car in Walmart’s parking lot, killing Diante “Butchie” Yarber, …

Philadelphia mayor orders review of Starbucks policies after arrest of 2 men sparks outrage

The mayor of Philadelphia has ordered a city commission to review policies at Starbucks after the arrest of two black men prompted social media users …

From Most Hated to American Hero: The Whitewashing of Martin Luther King Jr.

There is a recipe for making a hero.<p>Greatness is neither the singular nor most necessary ingredient. Fame is important because no matter how …

Christie Blatchford: Trudeau government’s needless obsession with gender is exhausting

I went to a Service Ontario office in downtown Toronto Wednesday to renew my driver’s licence.It was everything a customer/taxpayer could want: Swift …

Here's What A Man Should Say When Told To 'Shut Up' About Abortion

I recently met a young man from an Ivy League university that started a pro-life group on his campus. I am always excited to see men take a proactive …

Feminism

Why Do We Celebrate Parkland Students, But Attack Black Activists?

By now, many people have noticed the difference in reaction to the Parkland students and those protesting the loss of black lives.<p>Following the …

Barbara Kay: Getting to the heart of what M-103 was always all about

On Feb. 1, the National Heritage Committee submitted the report called for by the passage of M-103 last winter.M-103 surprised its backers when it …

Meek Mill vs. Brock Turner: The Injustice of Our Criminal-Justice System

As Meek Mill sits in jail on parole-violation charges related to a case he caught when he was just 19 years old, his mother is appealing to the newly …

Sexual harassment occurs with women in power, too

<i>Eileen Dooley is a human resources strategist at VF Career Management in Calgary.</i><p>Move over, men – women may be joining you soon in the Harassment Hall of Shame.<p>It seems to be open season on men these days. I can name a few recent examples of harassment or misconduct stories in the news, but seeing …

Danielle Smith: Removing gender gap would eliminate choice for women

It is International Women’s Day and already I’m fed up with the obsession over the so-called gender pay gap.<p>Here’s the truth, the way I see it: We …

Danielle Smith: Court delivers a blow to free speech

I knew the ideological climate at universities was bad, but read on to discover just how bad it really is.<p>John Carpay with the Justice Centre for …

Dear White Teen Gun Control Activists: Could You Ask for a Few Things for Black America?

Dear Teen Activists:<p>First, I want to say that I admire your work and everything you’re doing to stop America’s idiotic deification of killing …

U.S. sportscaster slams lack of change after school shootings ‘because it’s almost always a white kid’

The Florida high school shooting in Parkland has devastated and angered students, lawmakers, musicians – and even sports commentators.<p>Dallas TV …

Why Justin Trudeau is not the leader many believe he is

Stephen Harper, Canada’s former prime minister, might well have been less colourful and pleasing to eye and ear than the current Canadian leader.<p>But …

Canada

Barbara Kay: The #MeToo court of public opinion needs some ground rules, fast

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s courtship of his wife, Chirlane McCray, has all the makings of a Hollywood romcom. They met in 1991 when she started …

Scott Thompson: Someone tell Elizabeth May that bullying is bad, no matter the gender

Over the weekend, a story broke in the Toronto Star alleging Green Party leader Elizabeth May bullies her employees.<p>Three former staffers have come …

I don’t care if Patrick Brown was a randy womanizer | The Star

It’s most often utterly subjective.<p>It’s often viewed differently in retrospect and the advice is widely ignored in the work place.<p>Over nearly four …

Sexual Harassment

Conrad Black: There can be no real justice when everyone is a victim

It is becoming steadily more difficult to maintain morale in the face of the tidal wave of political correctness that inundates Canadian life, drowns …

Margaret Atwood faces feminist backlash on social media over #MeToo

Canadian author Margaret Atwood is facing a social media backlash after voicing concerns about the #MeToo movement and calling for due process in the case of a former university professor accused of sexual misconduct.<p>Writing in the Globe and Mail, Atwood said the #MeToo movement, which emerged in …

Human Rights

Three cheers to the ballsy French women who called out the fury of the #MeToo phenomenon | The Star

#MeToo is women who would never see themselves as occupying the same orbit as those vulnerable working females. And, overwhelmingly, it’s been women …

COMMENTARY: Decision to allow Trudeau-Boyle meeting defies all logic and common sense

With risk comes potential reward, as any savvy politician can tell you. Bold political leadership requires a willingness to take risks. However, when …