Stop It With the “Fire in a Crowded Theatre” Thing

Of the many arguments and stances people use against proponents of virtually unrestrained freedom of speech and expression, none is so persistent as the short and sweet “you can’t shout…

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Social Justice and the Social Dictator

Everyone seems to be able to agree on the word “justice” — until you put a modifier on it. Social justice, in particular, has proven profoundly divisive. On the one…

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The Canadian Conceit

Oh, those crazy Americans! That’s what you’ll hear a lot of people in the Great White North going on about. Whether it be the “Florida Man” stories, something counterfactual the…

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Technology Won’t “Solve Education” — Changing the Way We View It Will

Murmurings from the tech world this year indicate that many are hoping that, in the not-so-distant future, education will be replaced with brain implants. No more (say proponents of this…

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Regardless of Intentions, Jody Wilson-Raybould Has Done Canadians a Favour

It was four years ago that SNC-Lavalin, the Quebec-based engineering and construction giant, was charged. Officials in the company allegedly bribed Libyan officials and members of government, including the infamous…

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You, Me, Facebook, and Free Speech

When it comes to the issue of free speech and how it relates to social media platforms like Facebook, there appears to be two entrenched camps. On one side, you…

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The Sins of Meghan’s Father

Meghan McCain, the daughter of former Senator John McCain, was all over my newsfeeds last week due to her tearing up on The View over anti-Semitism and her major disagreement…

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Sorry, You’ll Have to Find Your Own Identity — Canada and the U.S. Don’t Provide It

There are many folks on both the right and left, specifically those who identify with (or are sympathetic to) populist movements, that want to make a strong claim on what…

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Rise Up, All Who Are Oppressed!

When President Donald Trump announced that he would pull American troops out of Syria, Rand Paul, republican senator from Kentucky, applauded the news with typical non-interventionist talking points. “It should…

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Reason vs. Aesthetics

YouTuber, political commentator, and once academic philosopher Natalie Wynn says in one of her videos: “The 21st century is an aesthetic century. In history, there are ages of reason and…

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