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Enlightenment Now: Why Steven Pinker believes in progress

It may be tempting to think human civilization is on the verge of collapse: environmental degradation, the rise in authoritarianism, ballooning …

Human Rights

Is There Room in Diversity For White People?

It’s tempting to snicker at snowflake culture, with its noisy campus gauntlet of trigger warnings, microaggressions, and in-your-face …

Brown v. Board of Education

A Social Scientist on the Liberal-Left Biases of Social Scientists

They have resulted in an overly narrow understanding of social problems and possible solutions.<p>In a recent study published in <i>The American …

Critical Thinking

Don’t get your cheongsam in a knot | The Star

Not just the high-collared dress offended the easily miffed but the pose as well, which some took — mistook — for purported mimicry of a prayer pose. …

Trick-Or-Treating

‘It’s just a dress’: Teen’s Chinese prom outfit spurs storm of ‘cultural appropriation’ outrage

It’s that time of year in high school, the season of the highly anticipated, stress-inducing rite of passage called prom.Like many other teenagers …

Salt Lake City

TVO’s Steve Paikin is in the clear, but Sarah Thomson’s thinking is obscure | The Star

But the harm from an allegation, wobbly and uncorroborated, following interviews with a wide-ranging cast of principals and supporting characters …

Journalism

How Canada’s Cult of the Noble Savage Harms Its Indigenous Peoples

A few months ago, I spoke at a small academic conference in Toronto about the future of Canada. As with many events of this type in my country, it …

Canada

Canada is not a country.

Scott Gilmore: If our rag tag federation can’t build pipelines, move beer or find some common bonds, we may have a fatal problem<p>I want to fly up to …

Canada

Tolerance and Diversity of Views on the Left? Not Anymore

Charles Murray, Milo, Ann Coulter, Bret Stephens…They’ve all felt the sting of the ‘open-minded’ liberal lash. And they won’t be the last.<p>Whether …

New Rule: The 'What Were You Thinking' Generation | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

How Justin Trudeau is sacrificing science in the name of aboriginal peace

Last month, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with Bill Nye, the television star-turned-progressive advocate for putting science at the forefront of public policy. In Trudeau, Nye saw a kindred spirit; the prime minister’s government has loudly and often touted itself as vastly more …

Canada

Barbara Kay: This spring, the fight to protect free speech in Canada continues

Never has freedom of speech been so vulnerable in Canada, but I will be privileged to take personal inspiration and hope for change on this front at …

The intolerance industry is working overtime in Canada

The intolerance industry is working overtime in Canada. Our universities are full of tenured professors who make a comfortable living denouncing the sins of the ruling class and organizing conferences on the evils of White Privilege. Governments and corporations employ consultants to administer …

Why we invited Jordan Peterson to discuss compelled speech

<i>Daniel Woolf is the principal and vice-chancellor of Queen’s University.</i><p>Freedom of speech and academic freedom on university campuses have been in the news a great deal. This issue has not escaped Queen’s University. Recently, the faculty of law hosted a lecture by Dr. Jordan Peterson to discuss …

Christie Blatchford: Jordan Peterson vs. the new freedom fighters at Queen’s University

In the category of the deeply satisfying/highly amusing, there surely can be nothing better than watching a group of students, many of them white, …

How Liberals Can Reclaim Nationalism

At the turn of the millennium, it was easy to hope that much of the world might leave nationalism behind in the century it so cruelly shaped: Young people were a lot less nationalistic than their parents, the internet was connecting people across borders, and the political future seemed to belong …

Society

Modern outrage is making it harder to better society

Upset about something? It's easy to sound-off on Facebook or Twitter. But social media may be shaping our moral emotions in ways that could ultimately make it harder for us to change society for the better<p><i>M.J. Crockett is an assistant professor of psychology at Yale University and an expert on the</i> …

The social justice revolution has taken the law schools. This won’t end well

What is a law school for? According to the University of Windsor, revolution. Earlier this month, Windsor’s law school released a statement on the …

#MeToo movement causing many men to fear of possible past missteps with women, experts say

They keep falling like dominoes: Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, Patrick Brown and most recently members of the Canadian pop-rock band Hedley, …

Jonathan Kay: The Paikin Affair serves up at least four lessons in hypocrisy that go beyond #MeToo

Critics of the #MeToo movement have warned that the public now is liable to believe any claim of sexual abuse or harassment against a powerful man, …

Mental Health

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Florida school shooting: Charting the 'normalization' of gun attacks on U.S. kids

Sandy Hook was supposed to be a turning point, leading to real gun control and a reduction in attacks on school children. Neither came to pass.<p>There …

Family values are no longer conservative values

At some point, the long-running movie known as conservative politics dropped its Family rating, and lately it seems to have given up on Parental Guidance.<p>Family values have ceased to be a conservative thing. The United States has dropped the farthest from the family tree, its Republicans embracing …

Harvard genetics pioneer wants to monetize DNA with digital currency, and defeat 23andMe

It's probably wise to be skeptical of anyone who says they have a new idea for a blockchain-based company, or worse still, a company changing its …

Genetics

The humiliation of Steve Paikin

When I first read that television host Steve Paikin was being investigated by his employer for sexual misconduct, my immediate reaction was incredulity. The allegations struck me as ridiculous. Mr. Paikin is as straight-arrow as they come. His accuser, former Toronto mayoral candidate Sarah …

Common Sense

Bravo to TVO for not caving under pressure | The Star

“Part of me thinks that you just don’t realize how wrong it is to use your position of power over women. But I know you are smarter than that. So …

Me Too movement

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

I’m not speculating about motive.<p>I am simply following the sketchy narrative as provided by the complainants to CTV, which former Ontario PC Leader …

Sexual Harassment

Bill Maher Says #MeToo Is Descending Into #MeCarthyism

In the season premiere of <i>Real Time with Bill Maher</i>, the eponymous host had a bone to pick with the “nothing is funny” people. When the time came for …

Margaret Atwood is a blood-drinking monster

Margaret Atwood likes to stir the pot. Always has. You've got to like her for that. So when she wrote a piece in Saturday's Globe and Mail called "Am I a Bad Feminist?", she can't have been too surprised by the vitriol that ensued. What might surprise the rest of us is where it came from. These …

The Galloway affair: Salem comes to UBC

I have a question about the Steven Galloway fiasco, now well into its second year. Why don't they just burn the poor guy at the stake and get it over with?<p>Mr. Galloway is the most incendiary figure in Canadian literature today – not because of anything he wrote, but because of his mysterious …