Sitting in a park is selfish, but organising a mass demonstration in a park is wonderful, and schools should still stay closed. Seriously?
There has been a vivid daily demonstration of our collective double-standard in the mass of journalists swarming outside Cummings’s house.
The government’s initial response was in fact admirably Burkean. The full force of law was used sparingly. And you know what? It did the trick.
The idea that we should not seek the closest commercial relationship with the United States is unconscionable.
A common threat, especially in the form of a pathogen, flicks switches in our brains, making us less tolerant of dissent.
That grim calculation must at some point be made. Refusing to face it is not an act of high-mindedness, but of dereliction.
One of the most dangerous sequences in politics goes like this. “Something must be done. Here’s something. Let’s do it.”
That the Guardian illustrated its story with a photograph of Kawcynski speaking in front of the Star of David did not seem to give anyone pause for thought.
Nothing I have written should be taken as a suggestion that we drop our guard or stop taking precautions. But, assuming we do that, there is no reason to panic. Cheer up.
It is a reversion to the old tribal idea: this people good, that people bad. It challenges the notion that we are all individuals, responsible for our own behaviour.
By the time May finally stepped down, I was concerned about the future of our parliamentary democracy. What a waste of well over three years.
During the years when the West sought to draw Iran back into the comity of nations, the ayatollahs backed terrorist bombs, cyberattacks, and drone shootings.
Canadians might just decide that, on balance, they prefer the guy who believes in something bigger than himself.
The investigation, after all, concerns the systematic rape of underage girls. The non-reaction to it says much about our culture and times.
I just can’t see how parliamentary sovereignty is compatible with a potential Prime Minister being nominated by an extra-parliamentary body.