Here are the Blogs in the Conrad Black category.
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Saturday, 14 January 2017
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blog preview image by Conrad Black The recent Finance Canada report projecting Canadian federal budgetary deficits into the 2050s must stand as one of the most inane Canadian public documents of recent memory. The deficit could be eliminated any year on a few months’ notice, so the document is just an alarmist ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/14/2017 5:23 AM by Conrad Black
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Wednesday, 11 January 2017
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blog preview image An old conspiracy theory rears its ugly head, again. by Conrad Black Like Japanese veterans of World War II stumbling, emaciated, out of the jungles of Guam and the Philippines many years after the end of the war, near-terminal victims of Watergate fever still wander dazedly into the media ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/11/2017 7:46 AM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 7 January 2017
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blog preview image by Conrad Black An instant industry has developed in Canada about how to adjust to a Trump presidency, as if the nature of the United States has metamorphosed instantly and unrecognizably. Almost all of this concern is unnecessary. Donald Trump has never expressed any grievances against Canada, ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/07/2017 7:58 AM by Conrad Black
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Wednesday, 4 January 2017
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blog preview image by Conrad Black Like most people, I had hoped for the customary settling down after the very tumultuous and nasty election. We have been denied that, not by the candidates, who have been dignified, but by the outgoing administration. I have written here and elsewhere before that this has been ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/04/2017 7:21 AM by Conrad Black
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Monday, 26 December 2016
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by Conrad Black After participating a number of times on Canadian network television this year and waving the Maple Leaf flag around fairly exuberantly in these columns, the imminent change of regime in the United States prompts me to a little introspection. As I wrote in my recent history of Canada ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/26/2016 7:55 AM by Conrad Black
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Sunday, 25 December 2016
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by Conrad Black The year ends amid the most astonishing display of sour grapes, mass embarrassment, and unspontaneous amnesia in living memory of U.S. presidential elections. The national media, sleepwalking toward the inauguration they did everything possible to prevent, having denied at every stage, ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/25/2016 4:49 AM by Conrad Black
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Monday, 19 December 2016
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by Conrad Black  A pandemic of denial over the incoming president of the United States grips his Democratic opponents, and, like most American fads and traits, is as strong in Canada as anywhere. It is now five weeks since the election, and we have watched an unprecedentedly asinine sequence of delusional ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/19/2016 5:55 AM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 17 December 2016
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Trump has wrought a revolution by Conrad Black This is the ninth time I have witnessed, usually from afar but not this time, a party transition in the administration of the United States government. British prime minister Harold Macmillan famously described the process in 1960–61 as like the takeover ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/17/2016 8:54 AM by Conrad Black
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Sunday, 11 December 2016
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by Conrad Black Professor Jordan Peterson's video response to my piece here last week about the controversy over freedom of expression and transgender rights problems he has encountered has caused me to review carefully the comments on it of other writers and Prof. Peterson's other relevant public ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/11/2016 6:39 AM by Conrad Black
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Thursday, 8 December 2016
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It's a phenomenon similar to what's happening in the U.S. by Conrad Black As Donald Trump steadily gains in public approval — by his intelligent appointments of well-qualified women and non-Caucasian people to key positions — and debunks the entire Clinton-Obama campaign against him of "racist" ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/08/2016 5:26 AM by Conrad Black
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Wednesday, 7 December 2016
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by Conrad Black I have just endured the sobering experience of watching the always very intelligent and professional Steve Paikin chair a panel about the trans-gender controversy that centres on University of Toronto professor Dr. Jordan Peterson. I had vaguely followed the story as it percolated ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/07/2016 5:49 AM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 3 December 2016
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by Conrad Black The post-electoral media buzz over the president-elect is surrealistic, in that it seems to reflect the almost universal inability of the U.S. national media to grasp the fact that no one is listening to them and no one cares what they think of anything. The liberal media, the natural ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/03/2016 3:04 PM by Conrad Black
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Sunday, 27 November 2016
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by Conrad Black As the days have ticked past since the U.S. election, its implications, especially for the media, have been interpreted with agonizing slowness. The polls, so inaccurate, yet uniformly revealed public disrespect for the press. Ninety per cent of conventional media was hostile to ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/27/2016 6:06 AM by Conrad Black
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Wednesday, 23 November 2016
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We need to take on liberal-media myth-making by Conrad Black As there is an incessant crescendo, still gaining in volume each week, about President Obama's "legacy," I thought it appropriate to try to identify this legacy, which his supporters believe history will honor. I have written here and ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/23/2016 5:58 AM by Conrad Black
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Friday, 18 November 2016
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by Conrad Black The aftermath of the U.S. presidential election has been fairly sober. The sporadic rioting in a number of cities scattered across the country was essentially the mindless hooliganism that arises after some sporting events attended by large numbers of drunken or otherwise crazed partisans. ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/18/2016 1:57 PM by Conrad Black
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Friday, 11 November 2016
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by Conrad Black It is not such a surprise that Americans have elevated Donald Trump to the headship of their country. It was improbable at first, because of his raucous personality, and the fact he had never held public office or a high military command (the almost invariable qualifications for a ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/11/2016 5:39 AM by Conrad Black
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Sunday, 6 November 2016
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by Conrad Black Squalid, garish, heavy-laden with mud-slinging and mired in corruption though the U.S. election campaign is, almost unmitigated mockery of everything that the founding documents of the United States proclaimed as they artfully reinterpreted a rather grubby colonial tax squabble with ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/06/2016 4:59 AM by Conrad Black
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Wednesday, 2 November 2016
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by Conrad Black It is hard to believe that this clangorous campaign of defamations is in its last week. Of course, in the first year of Donald Trump's largely self-financed campaign, which broke all records for the sale of silly T-shirts, hats, and badges, his pandering was sometimes outrageous, ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/02/2016 7:59 AM by Conrad Black
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Wednesday, 19 October 2016
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by Conrad Black As I am about to depart on an overseas trip and will miss at least one week in this space, I offer a brief forward look on the home stretch of the election campaign. The Democrats have absolutely no plausible argument for their own reelection or for the continuation of the Bush-Clinton-Obama ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/19/2016 2:36 PM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 15 October 2016
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by Conrad Black The American election has now become so absurd and outrageous that we are fully into the season of unctuous hand-wringing that the presidency has been mortally wounded as a place of moral and political leadership and that the country is inexorably politically dysfunctional and debased. ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/15/2016 3:50 PM by Conrad Black
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Tuesday, 11 October 2016
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by Conrad Black American presidential politics are now uncharted and turbulent waters. The key to Donald Trump's success in the primaries and in thrashing the mainstream Republican Party, which sank without a ripple apart from the hundreds of millions of dollars it had squandered to pick up only ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/11/2016 7:23 AM by Conrad Black
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Tuesday, 4 October 2016
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by Conrad Black It is already a platitude that Donald Trump had a bad week. The stridently partisan national (and international) media have translated Mrs. Clinton's unimpressive and fairly narrow victory in the first debate into a terrible "drubbing" (the word is that of a Canadian journalist; they ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/04/2016 12:49 PM by Conrad Black
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Thursday, 29 September 2016
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by Conrad Black Great Debate was, as all America except CNN knows, an anti-climax. No commentator's view is worth more than the opinion of anyone else who listened to the debate, but I think it was a tactical marginal victory for Clinton, a draw in its impact on the election, and a strategic victory ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/29/2016 9:24 AM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 24 September 2016
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by Conrad Black While I have consistently dissented in this column and elsewhere from extreme versions of the anti-Trump barrage across the American and international media, he was not my first choice for the Republican nomination, and I have tried not to close the door prematurely on the election. ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/24/2016 8:47 AM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 17 September 2016
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by Conrad Black Reluctantly, I revisit the Trump-Clinton campaign, with the excuse that it is not only dominating news and comment more than any election I can remember, but is eliciting astonishing and irrational responses from sensible people. Normal people who are kind to children and domestic ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/17/2016 3:12 PM by Conrad Black
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