The math of gun unsafety

I’ve heard some interesting arguments about how guns keep us safe in the last 24 hours. But there’s one basic prevailing thought: if I have a gun, I am safer. It’s an understandable… Continue reading

When do guns break us?

The White House has said that today isn’t the day to talk about gun control.  It’s a policy issue.  That’s what they said.  And we can have policy discussions whenever we want.  Now’s… Continue reading

The new normal for U.S. jobs

Earlier today, federal reserve chairman Ben Bernanke announced that quantitative easing would continue until the national unemployment rate fell below 6.5%.  With the unemployment rate currently sitting at 7.7%, that could mean reduced… Continue reading

Justice Scalia’s morality issue

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is a controversial figure.  But on Monday, while speaking at Princeton University, he made some comments which exposed an incredible bias just as the supreme court prepares… Continue reading

We’re late for our conversation on gun control

Canada and the U.S. have been simultaneously thrown into a debate on gun control thanks to recent events and the violence of 2012 as a whole.  Unfortunately, with much more pressing matters –… Continue reading

The sense and nonsense around Justin Trudeau

As the presumptive front runner in the leadership race and the crown prince of the Liberal Party, Justin Trudeau has rightfully attracted a lot of scrutiny and criticism.  That’s good for a leadership… Continue reading

Designing our way to a better economy

As the world continues its attempts to pull itself out of a festering economic condition, municipal, state or provincial and federal governments have sought ways to produce growth, increase revenue and simultaneously cut… Continue reading

Republican Party needs Zombie Reagan to build a new tent

Are we in the midst of a Republican schism 30 years in the making? It’s seems outlandish, but the internal ideological struggles of the Republican Party are nothing new.  For those old enough… Continue reading

A deficit of capital

In the last few hours of prognostication, one thing has become painfully apparent: regardless of who wins the election, they’ll have very little political capital to work with. As poll numbers have solidified… Continue reading

CDA Conference 2012

February 23 – 24 saw the Conference of Defence Association Institutes hold its annual conference on defence and security and release the institute’s 2012 Strategic Outlook for Canada. The conference, held at Ottawa’s… Continue reading