Keep The CBC, With Big Changes

December 1st, 2016 | R. Rados

Your Kids Belong To The Media

December 1st, 2015 | S.P.

Where could this blood thirst have come from? Was it the tyrannical nature of his leadership? Was it the black, leather muzzles he tightly tied across the mouths of every Canadian scientist with his own, bare hands? Was it his bitter, heartless refusal to spend our money on stopping bad weather from happening in places where bad weather has always happened? Was it his cold blooded promise to only take in a measly 10,000 Syrian refugees? Or was it his diabolically racist preference to take in the most persecuted of religious minorities and families? Could it have been his hateful, sexist preference to require new citizens to uncover their faces during a brief oath ceremony? What could it have been that drove this frenzied urge to eat Stephen Harper alive on October 19?

Two Shootings, Two Different Outcomes

August 1st, 2015 | T. Carter

Dylan Roof was a racist and the Confederate Flag was a symbol of his hatred. Although most Americans don't view the unofficial flag of the Confederate States as a racist symbol, activists and media set out on a long, relentless quest to stir up resentment and outrage over the flag's existence. The fact that Roof had posed with the flag in pictures only reinforced their divisive narrative. The Roof shootings gave Democrats an opportunity to spin another senseless shooting into a political attack against Southern, Republican states and their conservative voters. It was another strike in an ongoing war against pro-gun, "bigoted" Republican voters.  

The Politics Of Sniper Criticism

February 1st, 2015 | T. Carter

American Sniper burst into the box office like an anti-terror war machine. Republican sympathizer, Clint Eastwood, directed the film based on a book written by a now deceased American sniper named Chris Kyle. American liberals, who are a different breed than the military service men and women who have put their lives on the line, have lamented the film for its depiction of a professional sniper with a 160 kill count. What they ignore is the important story American Sniper tells about the detrimental affects of the Iraq war on the mental health of servicemen like Chris Kyle.  

Following The Anti-Oil Money

September 2nd, 2014 | R. Rados

Journalist James O'Keefe recently tricked actors Ed Begley Jr. and Mariel Hemingway into accepting fake Middle Eastern money to help fund an anti-fracking film in Hollywood. Neither Begley or Hemingway knew they were being duped and secretly filmed. Both actors agreed to hide the fact that their film would be funded by Middle Eastern interests. O'Keefe also captured Hollywood producers explaining methods of hiding the funding, referring to various “non-profit groups” that would help keep Middle Eastern funding under wraps.

Winter Soldier vs. Libertarian Warrior

September 2nd, 2014 | J. Hodgson

Here at Poletical, we often write about current events and politics with a libertarian bent. As anyone who tries to articulate libertarian ideas knows, it can be difficult to do so without coming off as fringe. Even though many people live relatively libertarian lives, they find the broader concepts scary.  

Israel Is Morally Superior

July 15th, 2014 | R. Rados

That's right – I said it. It might be difficult for some people to grasp how a nation that kills children by firing missiles at its enemies can still be credited for being morally superior. If you're an anti-semite, you probably froth at the mouth and spit with anger any time someone takes Israel's side. 

Media Chews Up Harper And Mulcair

June 1st, 2014 | D. Stone

If anyone unfamiliar with Canadian politics were to watch the CBC or read anything published by Postmedia, they would believe that the Liberal Party was the official opposition. In Canada's current media environment, it seems easy to forget that Thomas Mulcair is the real leader of Canada's official opposition.  

Leftist Lawfare: Silencing Dissent

February 1st, 2014 | J. Hodgson

The Liberal Party was never more full of hubris and contempt for conservatives. After three majority wins they expected to govern forever. Paul Martin was destined to win the biggest majority in the history of Canada. Quebec was governed by the socialist PQ and all the provinces in western Canada were NDP with the exception of Alberta. 

Gun Control Unchained

February 1st, 2014 | R. Rados

If Harvey Weinstein kept his mouth shut, we would assume he supported gun rights and gun ownership. With the significant role guns have played in his movies, we could assume he's fully aware of the important role guns have played in the history of America. After all, one of the biggest mistakes the British Empire made was letting their American colonists own guns. 

Media Bias: Framing Our Perspective

January 1st,2014 | K. McGregor

Depending on what poll you read, between 40-60% of the public doesn't believe or trust the mainstream media. This trust issue is causing the public to grow frustrated with the media. It resulted in activists staging protests in early November 2013 as part of a coordinated series of demonstrations across the UK and the US known as the "March Against Mainstream Media".  

Liberalism Linked To Low IQ

September 1st, 2013 | R. Rados

The title of this piece is funny, isn't it? It's a direct response to some progressive bloggers that have tried to smear conservatives with studies linking prejudice to low intelligence. Blogs like Alternet have proven to employ liberal bigots looking to cash in on negative stereotypes.

Wealthy Criminals, Bankrupt Media

December 1st, 2013 | R. Rados

In the midst of Rob Ford's admission to smoking crack while in office, Canadians seem to have forgotten what lengths some bloggers and journalists were willing to go to have him brought down. Gawker – with the support of the Toronto Star – was willing to hand $200,000 to drug dealers for a video showing the mayor doing something illegal. 

Contradiction? Being Gay And Conservative 

August 1st, 2013 | D. Stone

Through the months of June and July, Poletical asked its Canadian readers if they thought that being gay and conservative is a contradiction.  The results were a loud "No", but it was still a bit  too close for comfort.

The Death Of Left-Wing Credibility

May 1st, 2013 | T.Carter 

It's a terrifying trend, that of liberals finding the most deceitful ways of convincing Americans that Islamic extremism is not a real problem. Thirty minutes following the atrocious Boston Marathon bombings, CNN's Peter Bergen suggests that the bombings may have been the work of right-wing extremists. 

Schooling Misguided Conservatives 

May 1st, 2013 | R. Rados 

If the Conservative Party Of Canada breaks in half, the Liberals or the NDP will win a majority government. This isn't something that would be in the best interest of conservatives or libertarians. If we go back to the days of the PCP and Canadian Alliance, the country's fragile conservative movement will shatter.

Destroying A Society

May 1st, 2013 | R. Rados 

In one way or another, a society will be destroyed. Either literally by radical groups who despise individualism and freedom, or figuratively by true individualists who respect and value personal liberty. The question is: will it be society or society that bites the dust?

Shrugged Happens

April 1st, 2013 | R. Rados  

Atlas Shrugged is one of the most criticized books ever written. No other author that I can think of has gained as much attention and notoriety as Ayn Rand. One of the strongest and most intelligent women to have ever lived has been defamed, undermined, and disregarded by left-wing zealots, feminist hypocrites, and talentless journalists.