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Dionne: Who will challenge Trump’s enablers?

Dionne: Who will challenge Trump’s enablers?

Columnist E.J. Dionne is looking for those on the anti-Donald Trump side to stop this dismantling of democracy.
George Will: On sports betting, Supreme Court should bet on federalism

George Will: On sports betting, Supreme Court should bet on federalism

Columnist George Will says the Supreme Court will listen -- with, one hopes, a mixture of bemusement and amusement -- to arguments concerning another prohibition.
Pitts: Journalism is under siege

Pitts: Journalism is under siege

Columnist Leonard Pitts believes a coup against reality is taking place.
EISEN: Patrick Brown’s tax plan falls short

EISEN: Patrick Brown’s tax plan falls short

Last weekend, the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario unveiled its election platform which, among other things, promises middle-income tax relief and a reduced small business tax rate. These
MALCOLM: Monsef’s papers still aren’t in order and the media still hardly cares

MALCOLM: Monsef’s papers still aren’t in order and the media still hardly cares

Federal Minister Maryam Monsef is back in the news this week, over the same scandal that dogged her in 2016. According to news reports, Monsef still hasn’t resolved the issues with her citizenship and
Robinson: Future presidents must restore what Trump has destroyed

Robinson: Future presidents must restore what Trump has destroyed

Columnist Eugene Robinson believes it's going to take many years to undo everything Donald Trump has done during his presidency.
GUEST COLUMN: Black self-sabotage

GUEST COLUMN: Black self-sabotage

By Walter E. Williams The educational achievement of white youngsters is nothing to write home about, but that achieved by blacks is nothing less than disgraceful. Let’s look at a recent example of an
FUREY: Trudeau quietly strikes the right notes on North Korea

FUREY: Trudeau quietly strikes the right notes on North Korea

It’s an odd notion: Canada works with Cuba to get them to work with North Korea to get them, in turn, to work with the United States on cooling their nuclear ambitions. But it’s a worthwhile approach
Will: College basketball madness is not just in March

Will: College basketball madness is not just in March

Columnist George Will says there is no way gracefully -- without unseemly accommodations -- to graft onto universities an enormously lucrative entertainment industry.
MARIN: We need to strengthen sex assault shield law

MARIN: We need to strengthen sex assault shield law

Amid the thousands of women around the world who have come forward to disclose they were victims of sexual assault by powerful men and following the more than 50 women who have accused Hollywood
MALCOLM: Trudeau’s de-radicalization approach is dangerous

MALCOLM: Trudeau’s de-radicalization approach is dangerous

When it comes to national security, Canadians have plenty of reasons to be skeptical of the Trudeau government and its approach to protecting our safety. Two news stories this week highlight the
KENNY: Here’s what the new RCMP boss must tackle

KENNY: Here’s what the new RCMP boss must tackle

By Senator Colin Kenny As the government’s deadline to find a new RCMP commissioner draws near, here are a few thoughts for whoever is selected to lead the Force. Stick to policing, not politics The
Borenstein: How UC President Napolitano undermined state audit

Borenstein: How UC President Napolitano undermined state audit

Napolitano, former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, has no respect for California government oversight.

GUEST COLUMN: U.S. police-black relations — How we got here

By Vince D’Writer, Special to the Sun The African-American relationship with law enforcement has been shaky since the late 1940s, when blacks were increasingly being employed as police officers. The
SPEER: The national housing strategy ignores market-based issues

SPEER: The national housing strategy ignores market-based issues

By Sean Speer, Special to Postmedia Network The Trudeau government’s much-anticipated National Housing Strategy was finally released. What should people make of it? We know what the Prime Minister
HASSAN: The unsettling truth that not all accusers tell the truth

HASSAN: The unsettling truth that not all accusers tell the truth

There have been so many accusations recently against famous men that Harvey Weinstein almost seems like ancient history. When reinforced by numbers, most are likely true, but what seems valid enough
Dionne: Be thankful for journalism — no, this isn’t self serving

Dionne: Be thankful for journalism — no, this isn’t self serving

Columnist E.J. Dionne points out for every lost newspaper subscriber, corruption wins and journalism loses.
Navarrette: Don’t complain about farmers, at least with your mouth full

Navarrette: Don’t complain about farmers, at least with your mouth full

Ruben Navarrette says we should give thanks to farmers and knowing our food supply doesn't depend on foreign countries.
Will: Give thanks for hilarity after another crazy year

Will: Give thanks for hilarity after another crazy year

At this time of giving thanks, George Will offers some humorous facts.
MALCOLM: Wilfrid Laurier University reveals its true colours

MALCOLM: Wilfrid Laurier University reveals its true colours

It’s an open secret Canada’s public universities tilt to the left, and that this left-wing ideology is particularly evident among those who teach in the social sciences and humanities. A remarkable