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Politics and its Discontents: Too Good Not too Share

Although I’m not sure that the benighted Progressive Conservative MPP Rick Nicholls will completely get it:

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Politics and its Discontents: Why Has Accepting Scientific Fact Become A Matter Of Choice?

Science takes things apart to see how they work. Religion puts things together to see what they mean. They speak different languages and use different powers of the brain.

-Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, The Great Partnership

As the quotation above suggests, the schism between scientific fact and religious belief is, in fact, one that shouldn’t exist. . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Why Has Accepting Scientific Fact Become A Matter Of Choice?

Women in politics: the “squeeze” factor

As any student of Canadian politics knows, Ellen Fairclough was Canada’s first female cabinet minister, appointed by Diefenbaker in 1957 and serving until her defeat as MP for Hamilton West in 1963. I have mixed feelings about Fairclough’s politics: she did good work on the immigration file, but she was a Tory, of course, and . . . → Read More: Women in politics: the “squeeze” factor