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ELDER: Ten real questions for the Democratic debates

ELDER: Ten real questions for the Democratic debates

The New York Times and CNN co-sponsored the recent Democratic presidential debate. The New York Times has not endorsed a Republican for president since 1956. Prior to the Mueller report, the
Cepeda: Don’t look away — the horrors at the border are still happening

Cepeda: Don’t look away — the horrors at the border are still happening

There are millions of people who need us to remember their anguish.
Rubin: Trump helps jihadis, harms Kurds in Syria, then falsely claims victory

Rubin: Trump helps jihadis, harms Kurds in Syria, then falsely claims victory

Trump appears totally blind to what he has unleashed.
Thiessen: The partisan nature of the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry will backfire

Thiessen: The partisan nature of the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry will backfire

The entire impeachment inquiry is a blatantly political exercise.
FUREY: The government is getting more involved in Canadians’ lives – is this what we want?

FUREY: The government is getting more involved in Canadians’ lives – is this what we want?

The thing that really did it for me was the First-Time Home Buyer Incentive, where the government chips in up to 10% of a down payment to anyone buying their first property. It’s not just for
KELLY: Let’s keep supporting Canadian small business

KELLY: Let’s keep supporting Canadian small business

By Dan Kelly, Special to Postmedia Network Canada is celebrating this weekend! October 26 is Small Business Saturday, a day organized by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, in association
Skelton: Newsom proves he’s California’s most liberal governor

Skelton: Newsom proves he’s California’s most liberal governor

State government just became even more leftist, as hard as that might be for some to envision.
GUEST COLUMN: Trans Mountain expansion good for all Canadians — and Confederation

GUEST COLUMN: Trans Mountain expansion good for all Canadians — and Confederation

By Ashley Stedman and Elmira Aliakbari, Special to Postmedia Network Canadians on Monday elected a minority Liberal government. Now it’s time for the Trudeau government to reciprocate and govern in
Hanson: US alliance with Turkey a ‘Dr. Strangelove’ scenario

Hanson: US alliance with Turkey a ‘Dr. Strangelove’ scenario

The 5,000 members of the U.S. military at a strategic air base in Turkey are custodians of 50 nuclear bombs.
GUNTER: Conservatives must dump Scheer before next election

GUNTER: Conservatives must dump Scheer before next election

One thing that’s certain, a Liberal minority is going to be expensive. The last time Canada had a Liberal minority propped up by the NDP was under Pierre Trudeau between 1972 and 1974. In order to
BONOKOSKI: If Trudeau had learned a lesson, it totally escaped him

BONOKOSKI: If Trudeau had learned a lesson, it totally escaped him

So, after 40 days and 40 nights of raining the cat calls and dog whistles that led to a minority Liberal government, Canadians who stayed up into the early hours to listen to Justin Trudeau’s speech
George Will: ‘Texodus’ does not bode well for Republicans

George Will: ‘Texodus’ does not bode well for Republicans

Of the 241 Republicans in the House when Donald Trump was inaugurated, almost 40% are gone or going--see a trend?
Skelton: Marybel Batjer, the new sheriff sent to rein in PG&E

Skelton: Marybel Batjer, the new sheriff sent to rein in PG&E

Gov. Newsom appointed her president of the California Public Utilities Commission. They don't come much better.
GOLDSTEIN: Electing Trudeau means more carbon taxes

GOLDSTEIN: Electing Trudeau means more carbon taxes

With Prime Minister Justin Trudeau winning the most seats in Monday’s election, Canadians will pay escalating carbon taxes for years to come. That was always true whether he won a majority government,
WILLIAMS: The U.S. in moral decline

WILLIAMS: The U.S. in moral decline

Last week, U.S. Attorney General William Barr told a University of Notre Dame Law School audience that attacks on religious liberty have contributed to a moral decline that’s in part manifested by
Dionne: Stick-it-to-the-liberals is all that President Trump has left

Dionne: Stick-it-to-the-liberals is all that President Trump has left

Trump turns all criticism into a liberal conspiracy against conservative Christians and all his supporters.
Navarrette: Trump’s record with Hispanics: What’s love got to do with it?

Navarrette: Trump’s record with Hispanics: What’s love got to do with it?

East Coast journalists 'white 'splain' that Trump's policies don't mean he really hates Hispanic immigrants.
KINSELLA: Why Trudeau’s popularity is plummeting

KINSELLA: Why Trudeau’s popularity is plummeting

Justin Trudeau is less popular than Donald Trump. Say it aloud, so that those still considering voting for Trudeau can hear you. Because, you know, Donald Trump. The most sexist, most racist, most
Milbank: Democrats flip the script on a cut-and-run president

Milbank: Democrats flip the script on a cut-and-run president

At Tuesday night's presidential debate, Democrats flipped the script on national security.
Hanson: The West and rest of the world more likely to become politically repressive like China

Hanson: The West and rest of the world more likely to become politically repressive like China

A little over 40 years ago, Chinese Communist strongman and reformer Deng Xiaoping began 15 years of sweeping economic reforms. They were designed to end the disastrous, even murderous planned economy