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Warren Kinsella: In this week’s Hill Times: the religion of the poor 

Everyone has their own theory, these days, about why the world is going to shit. Mine is poverty, plus technology. ‎ ** So, flying el Al into Israel for the first time, two miles up, I could literally see where Israel started, and where it ended. Israel, from the air, is green and lush. It […] . . . → Read More: Warren Kinsella: In this week’s Hill Times: the religion of the poor 

Warren Kinsella: Here’s a lede I’ve never written before

Leaving Jamaica shortly, but my prediction about this particular column: (a) some people will say I’m a fascist (b) some people will say I’m a leftist extremist (c) National Newawatch won’t link to it, thereby persuading me to fund a new news aggregator, stay tuned, etc.     . . . → Read More: Warren Kinsella: Here’s a lede I’ve never written before

Warren Kinsella: Destroy ISIS: do they mean it?

Hope so. We shall see. They are, as Bernard-Henri Lévy said, indisputably the enemy, now.  “Today we sent a clear, unambiguous message that there will be no respite from our collective efforts to stop, suppress and destroy ISIS. “ . . . → Read More: Warren Kinsella: Destroy ISIS: do they mean it?

Warren Kinsella: Poll: what should be done about Syrian refugees?

It amazes me, frankly, that there is a hotter debate on what to do about Syrian refugees than there is on what to do about the genocidal subhumans who made them refugees in the first place – the enemy, ISIS. But that’s just me, I guess. What do you think? Everyone’s got an opinion on […] . . . → Read More: Warren Kinsella: Poll: what should be done about Syrian refugees?

Warren Kinsella: I could get rather used to this view

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Warren Kinsella: Dalton McGuinty, a great Premier and a great guy

He’s got a book out, and he’s talking to the media, too. Canada AM clip right here. Miss this guy. We had a great, great team, too.  . . . → Read More: Warren Kinsella: Dalton McGuinty, a great Premier and a great guy

Warren Kinsella: When the world went mad, did you raise your voice?

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Warren Kinsella: Another reason I love Barack Obama


Warren Kinsella: Three paragraphs from my next Hill Times column

It’s a doozy.

Anyone involved in daily politics, as I once was, knows immediately what this means: resentment, then anger, then hate. Every campaign seeking to replace a powerful incumbent trades in resentments. It works.

It is not by coincidence, to me, that ISIS has embraced YouTube and Twitter to broadcast its beheadings and mass-murders: the Islamic State is simply making efficient use of the same technologies through which it was alerted to our excesses in the first place. The Internet let them know how we live: to them, too secular, too immoral, and too suffused with greed and self-indulgence.

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Warren Kinsella: In this week’s Hill Times: I wrote this before Paris. Only the last line anticipated it.

Two years, six months and 25 days.

That, according to the U.K. polling firm One Poll, is how long the average honeymoon lasts. They contacted 5,000 British couples a few years back, and determined that is when the proverbial bloom goes off the metaphorical rose. After 937 days, both sides “start to take each other for granted,” One Poll decreed. When you start to take each other for granted, apparently, the honeymoon is over.

In the Canadian political context, it’s hard to say when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s honeymoon will end. No one knows for sure, but it certainly (Read more…)

Warren Kinsella: Andre Marin/Ombudsman update: if they want a fight, we’ll give them one

I am still fighting the appalling attempt by former Ontario Ombudsman Andre Marin and his senior staff to have me disciplined by the Law Society of Upper Canada – and potentially disbarred – simply for being critical of him on this web site. More here.

They’re not suing me for defamation, I suspect, because they know they’d lose. So they are going after me in a less-public way, presumably because they want to destroy my professional reputation.

This battle will likely go on for many months. If you want to help defray the costs, which will be significant, please (Read more…)

Warren Kinsella: Poll: what should we do about ISIS and the refugees?

In the past week or so, nearly 600 people have been murdered by ISIS or its affiliates – in Kenya, Lebanon, France and on a Russian airliner. The battle, once mainly confined to Iraq and Syria, is no longer. As I wrote in Unholy Alliances 23 years ago, outlaw Islamist nations will always export war to Western democracies, because they feel they have a divine mandate to do so. We are at the start of a potentially 1,000-year military struggle – a Crusades in reverse.

So, what should we do? Since Friday night, everyone I have met has mentioned the Paris attacks, Canada’s (Read more…)

Warren Kinsella: We get letters: And the universe balances out

Below, a far-right loon says I’m going to die. And, now, a far-left loon says the same thing!

Isn’t it nice when we can all agree? From “Marty Mullen” at

If the US and members from NATO (with no invitation to be in Syria) are so committed to destroying Islamic State, why is it that in 2 years this Western coalition has succeeded in achieving nothing. and then Russia shows up out of nowhere and assisting Syria’s legitimate government and military in just a few months starts making actual headway against US trained, funded and armed (Read more…)

Warren Kinsella: We get letters: meet Osama bin Laden’s BFF

Kind of stuff I’ve been getting for pointing out (as I did on CITY-TV last night) that the vast majority of ISIS victims are Muslim.


Warren Kinsella: Adler-Kinsella Show: why Trudeau may reconsider his ISIS decision, my son’s message, and a Canadian live in Paris

Recorded live during last night’s events. Charles and I speak to a Canadian woman, hiding in a Paris bookstore during the attacks; we listen to a shaken Justin Trudeau, and wonder if his ISIS decision will now (and must now) change; and we discuss my son’s Facebook post, which has now been seen by 65,000 people around the world.

Warren Kinsella: From my teenaged son 

Seems about right. 


Warren Kinsella: Paris Friday 13th attacks

Open thread.

Be respectful and don’t be thoughtless.

Post in comments if you have something to help those with a connection to tonight’s terrible events – or if you have something you want to say to them/us.

For me? These:

If that's true, that's a massive failure of intelligence organizations, and not just in France. #ParisAttack

— Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) November 13, 2015

Will the Paris conference even happen now?

— Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) November 13, 2015

The new government has a clear mandate for a new defence strategy. Will tonight's terrible events change that?

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Warren Kinsella: Election 42: my contribution to the book on same

And as found on Samara’s site, here.

UBC Press book now available, right here, as a free download!

Warren Kinsella: No jets at Island Airport!

Good stuff, good community engagement, good result. Good. Congrats to No Jets TO, Adam Vaughan and Marc Garneau.

If you want to go somewhere in a jet, go hop on the Union-Pearson express and you can fly on one anywhere you like.

@MarcGarneau @TOAdamVaughan @NoJetsTO Good work, folks. Well done. #cdnpoli #topoli

— Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) November 13, 2015

Warren Kinsella: Meet the real leader of the Opposition

Forget about the content. Forget about the stuff that bugs you. Pay attention to the production values: slick, adept, professional. And he raised all the dough – lots of it – via donations. Amazing, really. 

Meet the real leader of the Opposition.

Warren Kinsella: When the whining and mewling finally gets to me

This is what happens:

Dear #cpc & #ndp: @JustinTrudeau is getting a honeymoon. Every new leader does, then it ends. Quit whining, take a valium. Yours, #cdnpoli

— Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) November 12, 2015

Also this:

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Warren Kinsella: Adler-Kinsella show: remembrance, Trudeau and the GOP clown show

Warren Kinsella: Dear Canadaland: don’t be idiots

What’s next? Trolling birthday parties and bar mitzvahs to see which public office holders dare to raise a toast?

Take it from that Kinsella guy: scandals-schmandals.

This is beyond idiotic. There is no conflict, real or perceived, by Mansbridge, Purchase, or anyone else. #cdnpoli

— Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) November 11, 2015

Warren Kinsella: Ottawa-bound, remembrance 

Heading up for a couple meetings. If I get a chance, I plan to go to the War Memorial at 11. See you there, perhaps.


Warren Kinsella: James Sears, editor of ‘Your Ward News’