March 1, 2008

The great need of the hour

The Scripture tells us that when Joshua and the Israelites arrived at the gates of Jericho, they could not enter. The walls of the city were too steep for...

March 1, 2008

The inevitability of change

The best reality show in the media these days is unquestionably the US presidential primaries and caucuses. The two major parties, the Republicans and the Democrats, will both be...

March 1, 2008

Jusqu’où ira Obama?

Les courses à l’investiture démocrate et républicaine ont connu des évolutions radicalement différentes (voir le tableau 1). Dans le camp républicain, le phénomène le plus étonnant est l’effondrement de...

March 1, 2008

Fighting for the superdelegates

The Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama presidential campaigns, both expecting that the remaining Democratic contests will split their votes and give neither candidate the nomination, are wooing intensely the...

Stephen J. Farnsworth
March 1, 2008

Should Canada create elite universities?

The president of the University of British Columbia, Stephen Toope, has suggested recently that Canada should consider fostering greater stratification in higher education. Stratification means more hierarchy ”” a...

March 1, 2008

Kosovo: after the party, the hangover

Fireworks, happy faces and joyous toasts and anthems marked TV coverage around the world February 17 as crowds in Pristina celebrated Kosovo’s unilateral dec- laration of independence from Serbia....

March 1, 2008

Ottawa misses Manley’s best points

Afghanistan presents a tangled and thorny policy quandary. But there’s a quick reference tool available to gauge the deluded, self-defeating nature of the US- dominated Western intervention ”” that...

Arthur Kent
March 1, 2008

Climate change: the case for a carbon tariff/tax

Canada’s National Round Table on the Economy and the Environment (NRTEE) has recently recommended that we adopt a carbon tax as the pre- ferred policy instrument for addressing the...

Thomas J. Courchene, John R. Allan
March 1, 2008

Éliminer le pouvoir de dépenser

Dans son discours de Québec en décembre 2005, Stephen Harper dénonçait le pouvoir fédéral de dépenser, qu’il associait à un fédéralisme « dominateur », et il s’engageait à limiter...