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Politics and its Discontents: More About That Gun Thing, Mr. Harper

Despite Stephen Harper’s strong warnings last year about its dangers, two professors of criminology have thrown caution to the wind and ‘committed sociology.’

In today’s Star, Irvin Waller and Michael Kempa use that dark art to question Mr. Harper’s recent professed enthusiasm for the use of guns as personal protection, especially in rural areas.

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THE FIFTH COLUMN: The George Zimmerman Verdict: How Does an Aggressor Successfully Argue Self Defence

After my initial shock at hearing the verdict and my attempt to rationalize it I have further reflected on the verdict. Perhaps it all comes down to the difference between Canadian and Floridian/American attitudes to vigilantism. I consider myself to… . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: The George Zimmerman Verdict: How Does an Aggressor Successfully Argue Self Defence

THE FIFTH COLUMN: The George Zimmerman Verdict: How Does an Aggressor Successfully Argue Self Defence

After my initial shock at hearing the verdict and my attempt to rationalize it I have further reflected on the verdict.

Perhaps it all comes down to the difference between Canadian and Floridian/American attitudes to vigilantism.

I consider myself to be a reasonable man and my interpretation of self defence does not allow for an . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: The George Zimmerman Verdict: How Does an Aggressor Successfully Argue Self Defence

Homegrown Terrorism

Poster campaign over Khadr’s possible return | Toronto & GTA | News | Toronto Sun.

There is nothing about this article that doesn’t repulse me. Look at the poster: 9/11? Really? REALLY?

No matter what Khadr did or didn’t do, no matter that he isn’t even in the country and “no date has been set . . . → Read More: Homegrown Terrorism