May 21st, 2017 | J. Hodgson

Ten Academics Helping The Right

May 1st, 2017 | Liberty 5-3000

Joking aside, I have no problem producing sources or quoting influential thinkers who support my positions. But something I wished as a first-year student was that someone had compiled scholarly, academic, peer-reviewed materials, or a list of academics that did not hold to the same tired university positions that I could have had easy access to. Instead, it was through a process of accumulation that I was able to find sources that were in accordance with right-wing belief. One of the struggles I faced in being on the political right in university, was that there were very few scholarly sources running counter to the usual dogma, due to university hiring practices resulting in one-party rule. While academics on the political right do exist in negligible numbers, they typically aren’t public figures on par with the left-wing likes of Margaret Mead or Noam Chomsky. 

Brad Wall's Horrible Mistake

May 1st, 2017 | J. Hodgson

Brad Wall has made a horrible mistake. I wrote An Open Letter to Brad Wall last December, warning Wall about pointless austerity and he decided to play the tough guy and bring in a 90’s-style budget. The Saskatchewan Party probably figured that if they bring in a tough budget now, they’ll have 3 years for people to get over the initial shock and, by 2020, the party will be applauded for a balanced budget and a recovering economy. Since so many Saskatchewan Party people had their formative years in the 90’s, they think the population will reward them for these tough choices with another election win and a pat on the back.

Be Wary Of Universal Basic Income

May 1st, 2017 | M. Menuck

Tremendous wariness is called for, though, particularly by smaller government enthusiasts who see a UBI as a way of slimming down benefits and services by streamlining them into one payment. Actually implemented such a program would doubtlessly be bitterly fought by the public sector unions, who instinctively oppose anything that leads to layoffs of their members (which a genuinely implemented UBI would doubtlessly include). Does anyone actually think the government of Kathleen Wynne has the resolve necessary to actually stand up to this? If so you've been asleep for the last decade and a half, which has seen the Ontario Liberals capitulate to the public sector unions time after time.

Who Challenges Trump In 2020?

May 1st, 2017 | T. Carter

The Democrats lost to a popular uprising of tired Americans in November, but they'll be looking to regain their relevancy in 2020—even if they don't beat Donald Trump. They will still be looking to beat Donald Trump, but they will need to hedge their bets in case they don't. They will need a candidate who speaks to the right number of Americans and can rebuild their party's decrepit base. That candidate could come in any number of forms. It could be a well established heavyweight or a Trump-style outsider who promises to do things differently.

Conservatives: Check Yourselves

May 1st, 2017 | R. Rados

You don't build a conservative culture overnight, nor do you build respect for conservative values in a day. Arguably, Canadians are more conservative now than they were twenty years ago, but conservatism is still a dirty word for most Millennials. Countless opinion polls from different pollsters have confirmed this over and over again since 2015. Canadians still identify more with liberal values because liberals and the Liberal Party have spent decades building a liberal culture. Our universities are liberal, our media is liberal and our mindsets are liberal. In response, some candidates have proposed making the Conservative Party more liberal rather than getting their hands dirty and presenting conservative values more positively.

A Robert Mueller Conspiracy?

May 17th, 2017 | R. Rados

Donald Trump's Department of Justice has appointed Robert Mueller as the special prosecutor in the Trump-Russia probe. Mueller will be tasked with investigating the ongoing allegations that Trump's campaign colluded with Russian officials to help win the election. In the tradition of connecting dots and putting pieces together, I'll show you who Mueller is directly and indirectly connected to. As you'll see here, it turns out that Robert Mueller is more closely connected to Donald Trump and members of his family than most people might yet realize. It'll only be a matter of time before the Never Trump league of power brokers in the media and Democratic Party realize that Robert Mueller is indirectly (but very closely) connected to Donald Trump's son-in-law and acting advisor, Jared Kushner.

                                   

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