Bombast

An American court lobbed a bombshell into the culture wars today, by ruling that some United States corporations have religious rights. My first notice of the decision was an email alert from the New York Times: “The Supreme Court has ruled on whether for-profit

The DICEy Flaws in Carbon Models: Chris Wood

Economists Simon Dietz and Nicholas Stern have published some startling findings about the current DICEy models used to estimate the social price of carbon. Chris Wood explains in today’s Natural Security column, excerpt here: A common line of attack for the propagandists, and

On the EU and David Cameron’s Base

David Cameron’s campaign to prevent the election of  Jean-Claude Juncker as head of the European Commission was a piece of sound and fury, writes International Affairs analyst Jonathan Manthorpe. His defeat would seem, on the surface, conclusive — except when considered as a work

The Climate Models are Wrong! (Just not the models you think)

CHRIS WOOD: NATURAL SECURITY June 27, 2014   A common line of attack for the propagandists, and the misled who imagine we are not altering Earth’s climate, is that climate projections rely on models. Models! Not the real thing. Why, they could be

Cameron courts “heroic defeat” by European leaders

JONATHAN MANTHORPE June 27, 2014  The humiliating defeat of British Prime Minister David Cameron in the election for the European Union’s top bureaucrat is probably the best thing that could have happened to him. Cameron took a calculated risk in the fallout from

Yesterday’s Man: Canada’s Peter MacKay

Canadian Justice Minister Peter MacKay has been the subject of a flurry of news stories, and almost as many satire pieces, about anti-woman comments  he is alleged to have made. Writer Charles Mandel responds with an opinion column for F&O’s THINK/Loose Leaf

Canada’s Justice Minister is Yesterday’s Man

CHARLES MANDELJune 27, 2014 Peter MacKay is yesterday’s man.  According to Canada’s Justice Minister, women are dedicated moms and caregivers around the clock who are busy changing diapers, packing lunches and dropping the kids off at daycare. In contrast, men are dedicated

Ruling Alters Canada’s Balance of Native Rights

Canada’s top court greatly expanded aboriginal rights in Canada’s westernmost province, in what may stand as a landmark decision affecting control of a vast swath of land and resources, in British Columbia and beyond. The case, Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia, was

Canadian Court Expands Aboriginal Rights

By Deborah JonesJune 26, 2014 Canada’s top court greatly expanded aboriginal rights in Canada’s westernmost province, in what may stand as a landmark decision affecting control of a vast swath of land and resources, in British Columbia and beyond. The case, Tsilhqot’in

Affiliation and Dual Passports Complicate Journalist’s Case

“A Canadian is a Canadian and deserving of diplomatic protection, whatever one thinks of his or her affiliations,” writes  International Affairs analyst Jonathan Manthorpe. Today’s column deals with an Egyptian court’s sentences of three journalists this week. Two complications plague the controversial case: the

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