Politics and its Discontents: A Truly Alien Nation

This weekend we celebrate with family and friends our Canadian Thanksgiving. As is the custom, we reflect upon the things for which we are grateful, and duly give thanks for them. This day, I am particularly thankful for what I am not – a resident of the United States. The benighted nation south of us, ...

Politics and its Discontents: Making Church Relevant?

Somehow, I think Pastor Heath Mooneyham of Joplin, Missouri took the wrong religion marketing course: Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Conservative MP Blaine Calkins’ Bromance

Either the Alberta Conservative MP has a thing for the late Charlton Heston or he has a love of a darker kind. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: The Home Of Free Speech?

Guess it depends on what you have to say: A journalism professor at the University of Kansas was placed on indefinite administrative leave Friday after he Tweeted about the Navy Yard shooting, saying “blood is on the hands of the #NRA. Next time, let it be YOUR sons and daughters.” This situation is a case-book ...

Politics and its Discontents: Guns Don’t Kill People – Video Games Do: Pretzel Logic From Fox

I’m sure this makes sense to many Americans: Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Depraved Indifference – UPDATED

The term ‘cultural divide’ does not begin to explain this. Depraved indifference, on the part of both the company and the parents, perhaps does. UPDATE: This piece on Slate, which includes a ‘charming’ video on ‘My First Rifle,’ is well worth a look. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: A Law And Order Government That Loves Guns – Part 2

The post I wrote yesterday elicited a rather spirited and passionate response from one of its readers. Since I promised a reply to Anonymous after reading the links he provided, I thought I would base today’s contribution on his observations. First, one of the points Anon made (I will reproduce his entire commentary in a ...

Politics and its Discontents: The Hour of The Gun

This article from The Edmonton Journal offers an interesting explanation of why ‘black guns’ are growing in popularity amongst gun ‘hobbyists’. Were I a conspiracy-minded individual (which, of course, I am not), I might wonder about the relationship between two of the major industries discussed within. Recommend this Post