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Brendan bids goodbye

When I sat down to write my final column for the McGill Tribune, I didn’t really know the best way to wrap up my time here. I could review criticisms of my work or what I have learned. But neither of these options seemed to be the best way to end “Right Minded.” Instead, I… Keep Reading

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Miss Middleton and the good prince

For once, dear reader, I get to take off my conservative colours and write about something agreeable. Last week, the Crown in Britain announced the engagement of His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales to Kate Middleton, his girlfriend of eight years. I am absolutely overjoyed at the news, as are many Canadians. From around… Keep Reading

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In defence of George W. Bush

I liked George W. Bush. I know this is a blasphemous thing to admit nowadays. The anti-Bush faith continues to flourish. Indeed, I didn’t like every single thing he did. But with the release of his new memoir Decision Points, it’s timely to elaborate my defence of him and his administration. George W. Bush signed… Keep Reading

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The GA should go away

Two weeks ago, the Students’ Society held its  annual General Assembly. The whole thing was depressing. I went at precisely the time it was to begin, and the first thing that struck me was the line. Remember the GA last semester? If you weren’t there at least an hour early, you weren’t getting in. A… Keep Reading

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Don’t be liberal with Canadian lives

Liberal incompetence on national defence is nothing new—it’s been pointed out to them for more than a decade. Former Chief of the Defence Staff General Rick Hillier perhaps put it best when he referred to the 1990s as the “decade of darkness.” In that decade, everything was subject to budget cuts. The military was starved… Keep Reading

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Vive les prostitutes libres!

“How am I going to celebrate? I’m going to spank some ass.” -Terri Jean-Bradford Terri has a lot to celebrate. She is a dominatrix, and last week the Ontario Superior Court of Justice struck down three provisions of the Criminal Code related to the operation of a “bawdy house” (a brothel), “living on the avails… Keep Reading

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Scrap the Quebec Tuition Model

Unlike some students at McGill, I have been largely satisfied with Heather Munroe-Blum as our Principal. Her administration has brought common sense and innovation to a university defined by bureaucracy and hierarchy. The recent creation of the Service Point, for example, is a welcome change.


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RIGHT MINDED: Free speech in Canada

Ann Coulter is a bit of a troublemaker, isn't she? I've always had a love-hate relationship with the firebrand conservative columnist. A strong advocate for small government, Coulter is also an unapologetic advocate for Western society's ethics. She decries the silencing tendencies of political correctness and never gives in to moral relativism.
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RIGHT MINDED: National insecurity

A culture that refuses to allow Canada's intelligence service to do its job is putting the safety of Canadian citizens at risk. Canada's state intelligence agency, the Canadian Security and Intelligence Service, has come under attack for defending national interests abroad.
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RIGHT MINDED: Haiti’s real problem

On February 9, Max Silverman wrote an article that viewed the aid effort in Haiti through the prism of Naomi Klein's "shock doctrine" theory. The shock doctrine posits a theory of "disaster capitalism," where practitioners take advantage of emergency or upheaval to force free market reforms onto a rebuilding country.
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