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Friday, 4 August 2017
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blog preview image by Conrad Black The shakeup in the White House affords even some in the serried ranks of anti-Trump commentators the opportunity to take a somewhat more benign perspective. What the veteran and always fair and perceptive Brit Hume of Fox News calls “the floating crap game in the White House” ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/04/2017 4:46 AM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 29 July 2017
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blog preview image Its Trump-bashing is a disgrace. by Conrad Black  For decades, The Economist steadily built up its sales in the United States as it found a market that was constantly growing in wealth and numbers and that could not be reached by the banalities of Time and Newsweek. Henry Luce’s American ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/29/2017 5:06 AM by Conrad Black
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Friday, 28 July 2017
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blog preview image by Conrad Black Everyone who follows American affairs should understand that the country is now in what amounts to a second, but non-violent civil war. There are still serious commentators who sagely counsel a return to bipartisanship, “reaching across the aisle,” as if anything of the kind were ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/28/2017 4:51 AM by Conrad Black
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Friday, 21 July 2017
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blog preview image It is one of the profound ironies of modern times that the country chiefly responsible for the triumph of democracy is not now a well-functioning democracy. by Conrad Black Returning after nearly three weeks in Europe, I am astonished by the prevailing political currents in the countries historically ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/21/2017 1:59 PM by Conrad Black
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Thursday, 20 July 2017
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blog preview image by Conrad Black Senators Adam Shiff and Tim Kaine Catching up on American affairs after nearly three weeks overseas has been a challenging cultural experience. In Europe, including the United Kingdom, coverage of American political affairs lurches between belligerent ignorance and Late Communist ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/20/2017 4:37 AM by Conrad Black
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Sunday, 2 July 2017
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blog preview image Canada has, as the French say, the fault of its qualities. Because it is always consensual and never revolutionary, it has relatively less drama than have had the other G-7 countries by Conrad Black The countries that are today the G-7 leading democratic economic powers all underwent radical ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/02/2017 7:37 AM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 24 June 2017
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blog preview image by Conrad Black One of the straws in the wind that indicates that the Never-Trumpers are becoming uneasy, as they are cantilevered out over the Grand Canyon while they try to attach credence to bad fairy tales about collusion and obstruction and unctuously incite thoughts of impeachment, is that ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/24/2017 5:27 AM by Conrad Black
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Friday, 23 June 2017
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blog preview image by Conrad Black William Kaplan’s book Why Dissent Matters is an interesting pastiche of his opinions of a number of modern and current forms of dissent that are presented in a uniformly positive light, but are of greatly differing merit. The areas he examines are the failure of the Israeli military ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/23/2017 4:44 AM by Conrad Black
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Sunday, 18 June 2017
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blog preview image by Conrad Black It being the verge of summer, it is time to be ready to repel insects and philistines. One current infestation of philistines has raised the fatuous roar of lamentation over the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on climate change. Donald Trump had promised throughout his ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/18/2017 5:26 AM by Conrad Black
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Sunday, 11 June 2017
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blog preview image by Conrad Black Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan Despite the customary flapping and hand-wringing from the Never Trump international press, the Comey appearance at the U.S. Senate intelligence committee confirmed that there is no possible threat to President Trump from the Russian or obstruction ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/11/2017 5:17 AM by Conrad Black
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Wednesday, 7 June 2017
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blog preview image It’s all falling apart for them. by Conrad Black The shield of denial and rejection that has insulated most of the Never-Trump coalition since election day is starting to disintegrate, as its lunacy becomes more apparent. Kathy Griffin is only the most recent example. Not since the last ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/07/2017 12:32 PM by Conrad Black
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Tuesday, 6 June 2017
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blog preview image by Conrad Black The American withdrawal from the Paris Agreement to fight climate change came as the bunk about impeachment and collusion of the Trump campaign with the Kremlin dies down, and on a day when the United States moved to all-time stock market highs as measured by Dow-Jones, NASDAQ ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/06/2017 9:21 AM by Conrad Black
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Monday, 5 June 2017
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blog preview image by Conrad Black The long-awaited de-escalation of Washington's war with Trump seems finally to be happening. Prior to the president's trip to the Middle East and Europe, the anti-Trump media was abuzz with intimations of "impeachment territory," (the ludicrous phrase of David Gergen, who served ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/05/2017 5:01 AM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 3 June 2017
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blog preview image by Conrad Black Canadians had a reminder this week of the self-serving corruption that taints much of American financial law, an appreciable part of the bedraggled corporate governance movement, and which is, when it pleases Americans to do so, visited upon this country as well. It emerged that ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/03/2017 7:53 AM by Conrad Black
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Thursday, 1 June 2017
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blog preview image Impeachment looks less likely all the time. by Conrad Black The president’s tour in the Middle East and Europe went extremely well, to the point where there is almost complete silence from the Democrats. The Treasury and the Office of Management and Budget are rolling out a budget and we might ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/01/2017 8:42 AM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 20 May 2017
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blog preview image by Conrad Black Even allowing for the astonishing pyrotechnics of current American politics, the Canadian journalistic reaction has been rather disappointing. Canadians have a unique ring-side seat on American personalities and events, and flatter themselves that they know that country better ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/20/2017 4:35 AM by Conrad Black
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Wednesday, 17 May 2017
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blog preview image He needs to change his tone — and show that he’s the serious man in Washington. by Conrad Black A change of pace and tone by the president is the best way to end the war of attrition that has overtaken and partly anesthetized the entire process of government in Washington. The bombastic ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/17/2017 9:05 AM by Conrad Black
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Sunday, 14 May 2017
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blog preview image by Conrad Black Voting has already begun in the federal Conservative leadership election that will conclude on May 27. Paid-up party members will vote in their constituencies, which will each have an equal number of votes, regardless of how many votes are cast in each constituency. It is a preferential ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/14/2017 7:27 AM by Conrad Black
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Wednesday, 10 May 2017
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blog preview image Rupert Murdoch has kept the media from being monolithic against Trump. by Conrad Black Rupert Murdoch has been a controversial figure in the media of Australia, then the Western world, and more recently the whole world, for a total of nearly 65 years. He inherited control of his father’s ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/10/2017 7:50 AM by Conrad Black
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Sunday, 7 May 2017
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blog preview image by Conrad Black It is a pleasure to be able to commend two prominent Canadian public office-holders; the impulse to congratulate people in government doesn’t take hold of me too often or tenaciously, but it has gripped me this week. Saskatchewan premier Brad Wall and Ontario senator Lynn Beyak ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/07/2017 7:43 AM by Conrad Black
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Wednesday, 3 May 2017
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blog preview image Much, for America, depends on his success. by Conrad Black It is often hard to discern, but, despite an unprecedented amount of friction and the continued implacable hostility of the discredited post-Reagan political establishment, Donald Trump is continuing to gain ground in his holy crusade ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/03/2017 7:05 AM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 29 April 2017
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blog preview image by Conrad Black I have just returned from Europe, where there has been an irritating outburst of complacency over recent political events there, from quarters with no right to indulge in it. The huge sigh of pan-European relief over the first round of the French election is completely unjustified. ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/29/2017 5:30 AM by Conrad Black
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Sunday, 16 April 2017
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blog preview image by Conrad Black The reaction to the cruise missile attack on Syria has been highly encouraging for President Trump. First, Democrats have generally acknowledged that it was a justified action in response to the brazen atrocity of murdering civilians and particularly children with sarin gas. Second, ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/16/2017 6:04 AM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 15 April 2017
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blog preview image by Conrad Black Brian Mulroney, left, and wife Mila, centre, and Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy, right, in Quebec in 1985. On Tuesday I was speaking on the radio by telephone with my friend Evan Solomon in Ottawa (where he has been since his shabby treatment by the moronocracy that “manages” ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/15/2017 5:15 AM by Conrad Black
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Tuesday, 11 April 2017
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blog preview image The Syria airstrike and a stronger president  by Conrad Black Perhaps it is a function of spring, and of the irrepressible perseverance of hope, which even motionless in the heart of darkness cannot be extinguished, that I cautiously predict the beginnings of a return to functioning government ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/11/2017 10:55 AM by Conrad Black
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