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National Post - Opinion

Colby Cosh: Escaping politicians and CBC execs show that even Canadians can only take so much Canada - One inherent feature of being Canadian — the Canadian dream! — is aspiring to have a retreat somewhere else

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Raymond J. de Souza: 'We must not be enemies': Biden would do well to borrow these lines from Lincoln -- The president-elect is preparing for his inaugural address amidst political turmoil and social unrest. What should he say?

44 minutes ago

Edward Luce: The first family that warped America -- The danger is that the GOP will turn into the Trump dynasty's party

3 hours ago

Sean Speer: How Barstool Sports is taking pandemic aid into its own hands -- The Barstool Fund is pooling donations from small donors, along with wealthy athletes and celebrities, to help struggling small businesses in the United States

4 hours ago

Chris Selley: A mid-pandemic federal election would be offensively ridiculous -- Our elected officials need to make tough calls and be accountable for them, not in a few weeks but on the day they make them. That can't happen when they're campaigning

2 hours ago

John Ivison: Newly minted Garneau greeted with a China broadside, but it's nothing he can't handle -- 'He's calm, he has ice-water in his veins, he is reasoned, well-researched and has enormous credibility,' said Andrew Leslie, his co-chair on the Liberal foreign affairs advisory committee

2 hours ago

Jesse Kline: Capitol riots show how Twitter and Facebook poison democracy and free speech -- As to how to make the internet a more civilized place, there are no easy answers. But censorship won't solve the problem

5 hours ago

Jonathan Kay: How social media pushes normal people to conspiracy theories and not just the cranks -- The path to conspiracism is shorter, and more slippery, than many people think

1 day ago

Marni Soupcoff: Amazon had every right to stop hosting Parler -- There are a couple of ways to look at what freedom of speech means: people must not be silenced, or the state must not use its power to silence people. The Parler social media platform is focused on the former, a sloppy overgeneralization of a beautiful principle. Meanwhile Amazon Web Services, which is being sued by Parler for suspending Parler's account, is focused on the more nuanced latter, the heart of the bedrock liberty.

1 day ago

Danielle Smith: I'm leaving Twitter and radio because I've had enough of the mob -- When I entered the media it was after a devastating personal failure in politics and I feared no one would ever hire me again after such a public routing.

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Matt Gurney: There's lots of reasons for the Liberals and the Conservatives to consider rolling the dice on an election -- But if they do, and there's another wave, they'll be sending Canadians to the polls in the middle of a disaster

1 day ago

Mike Fegelman: Anti-Semitism was on full display at the Washington riot -- There were some images that, for the Jewish community in Canada and elsewhere, sent especially chilling messages

1 day ago

Avi Benlolo: Living in the land of confusion -- As a nation, we must go back to our foundational roots of faith, morality, compassion and kindness

1 day ago

Rex Murphy: Canada is in crisis. Erin O'Toole, where are you? -- It is at times like these that Parliamentary opposition — questioning, debating, remorselessly testing the government — is most required

1 day ago

Terry Glavin: The storming of the Capitol was part of a co-ordinated terror attack — but signifies a deeper malaise -- What ails America is not just Trumpist hooliganism, or the Republican party. America itself is deeply damaged at the moment

2 days ago

Opinion: As Canadian MPs, we know our opponents are not our enemies. Let's not become the U.S. -- We encourage all elected officials and candidates across Canada to think about what happened at the Capitol. Let's all learn from it

1 day ago

Kelly McParland: The public has the right to know, says information chief. Trudeau may disagree -- Maynard proposes to provide public access to official records from the offices of the prime minister and cabinet, something the Liberals have worked hard to avoid

2 days ago

Scott Stinson: The other thing Donald Trump tried to make great again? Football -- 'I'll have no regrets whatsoever punching you right in the mouth,' Trump was warned by Canadian businessman John Bassett, owner of the Tampa Bay Bandits

2 days ago

Colby Cosh: Remembering the Beirut blast, and other entirely preventable disasters -- Beirut's position near the world's aorta of trade loaded all of the dice a little bit, in a way that would be comic if not so tragic

2 days ago

Shakir Chambers: Trading Trump for Biden won't remedy growing polarization in the U.S. -- Serious doubts exist concerning America's ability to unite, heal and get things done, no matter who is president

2 days ago

Letters to the editor: Don't pack your bags yet, snowbirds -- National Post readers weigh in on the issues of the day, including vaccine queue jumping, last week's debacle at the U.S. Capitol, and anger over vacationing politicians and public servants

2 days ago

Tasha Kheiriddin: American conservatives need to rediscover their roots and rebuild the shining city on the hill -- They must call for — and work for — an end to racism and the caste system that underpins their country

2 days ago

Kristopher Kinsinger: How Ontario's COVID-19 rules restrict religious freedom -- Before the Ontario government had confirmed it was bringing in lockdown orders to curb the spread COVID-19 in December, a vocal minority of churches made it clear that they would not comply with such directives. Several pastors and lay elders have since been charged for holding in-person religious services contrary to the ten-person limit set under the Reopening Ontario Act.

2 days ago

Randall Denley: Don't expect Doug Ford's new stay-at-home lockdown to solve COVID-19 in Ontario -- People are looking for problem-solving leaders, not just leaders who tell them how big the problem is

2 days ago

John Robson: The internet will never be the same again. Let the trolls weep -- Social media giants have unmasked themselves as publishers rather than platforms. They should be treated accordingly, including on libel, sedition and antitrust law

3 days ago