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March 29, 2010 | Globe and Mail (Canada)

No room at the inn for veiled women? Get real, Canada

What to make of Quebec's Bill 94? . . .

March 26, 2010 | Globe and Mail (Canada)

Church versus state

Ian Buruma is one of our most accomplished journalists, and Taming the Gods is a short book but a challenging one. . . .

January 26, 2010 | Globe and Mail (Canada)

Change, yes, but not the change Americans wanted

Obama's shaky first term is perhaps not surprising, given the turbulent tectonics of his country's politics. . . .

December 2, 2009 | Globe and Mail (Canada)

Obama's Afghan moment

You don't have to be a pundit to grasp the challenges confronting Barack Obama in preparing his speech of Tuesday night. . . .

November 6, 2009 | Globe and Mail (Canada)

Can we teach ethics? When pigs fly

Who would be at the head of the line to swear never to become Bernie Madoff if not Madoff himself? . . .

May 9, 2009 | Globe and Mail (Canada)

Canadian values boil down to liberal democracy

Our Minister for Immigration and Multiculturalism, Jason Kenney, has recently championed a major reform of the government's programs for immigrants to Canada...

April 3, 2009 | Globe and Mail (Canada)

Don't abandon Afghanistan

Now is not the time for Canadians to lose our heads over Afghanistan...

December 18, 2008 | Globe and Mail (Canada)

A Kennedy's royal road to a lifetime political pass

Just what will Caroline Kennedy have to do for journalists to stop describing her as "publicity averse"?...

October 31, 2008 | Globe and Mail (Canada)

He's a good campaigner, but no mystical epiphany

As the U.S. election draws near, newspapers and pundits are expected to endorse the candidate of their choice...

September 30, 2008 | Globe and Mail (Canada)

This is no clash of the titans

Friday night's U.S. presidential debate reminded me of just how much I'd not been missing...

September 27, 2008 | Globe and Mail (Canada)

The Social Contract

The Social Contract (1762) is a masterpiece of one of the most fascinating of writers...


September 27, 2011 | Advancing a Free Society

2012: The Rock, Paper, Scissors Election?

Only a fool or a pundit would predict the outcome of the 2012 American Presidential election. I’m not much of a pundit, but I am a fool, so here are my predictions. I call it the Rock, Paper, Scissors election (and yes, I have registered that name). It works like this...

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September 29, 2011 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

The Fall of Compassionate Conservatism

George W. Bush first embraced the idea and then let it die...
April 22, 2011 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

Compassionate Conservatism, An Idea in Tension

Can a house divided between conflicting defining ideas stand...?
March 1, 2011 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

Compassionate Conservatism: A Primer

The historical and political origins of a philosophy...