A Clouded Rush to Judgement

Earlier this month, U.S. President Donald Trump used the anniversary of the September 11 attacks to declare war on the latest enemy: vaping. Of course, using the “for the children”…

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Nature — Red in Tooth and Claw

Appeals to nature are painfully common in our public discourse. From capitalism being the most natural economic system (a loathsomely clumsy comparison to Charles Darwin’s survival of the fittest) to…

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We Are Not Guilty of a Colonial Past, But We Are Its Inheritors

Our Inheritance Conversations on the history and implications of colonialism (specifically the British and French versions inflicted on North America) often filter down, for many people, to one of two…

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Controlling Birth Control

Control over control is part of any government’s operations.  Regulating the extent to which other entities, like corporations or people, control their own affairs is a natural consequence of having…

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Paid Donation Is Past Due

Buying blood should be a legal method of procuring it. Facetious “late-stage capitalism” comments aside, it’s the best way to meet demand with supply. Canada does not allow the selling…

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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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