Education is in for a demographic crash

Education is in for a demographic crashThe good news? The influence of these hives of progressive education will decline We come bearing good news and bad news. First, the bad news. The steep decline in the North American birthrate since the 2008 global recession will have a significant impact on the future of K-12 and post-secondary education. The two-decade delay in…

The false assumptions behind drugs and crime and punishment

The data does not support progressive dogma that racism explains high black incarceration rates

The false assumptions behind drugs and crime and punishmentThere are many sacred texts in the Barrack Obama canon of progressive belief. Among the most sacred is that U.S. prisons are full of black men serving time for simple marijuana possession. This presumed truth has been taken to the mountaintop by Obama acolytes from Rob Reiner to Maxine Waters to Stephen Colbert. And hammered…

Wokeism holy war invades the sports press box

Can’t wait for the toxic-masculinity intermission panel on Hockey Night In Canada

Wokeism holy war invades the sports press boxYou know it must be hockey season when Ron Maclean starts riffing about gender equity on Hockey Night In Canada. His bosses at Rogers have taken away his book of puns and given him The Handmaid’s Tale. We always thought HNIC was a hockey broadcast. Can’t wait for the toxic-masculinity intermission panel. Not to be…

Trudeau can’t stop himself from embarrassing us

He dishonoured the Queen and her family during her funeral. Did he know he’d be filmed in this Canada’s Got No Talent debacle?

Trudeau can’t stop himself from embarrassing usThe latest theatre of the absurd from Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau has received mixed reviews. For reasons best known to himself and his circle of advisors, Trudeau thought it might be a swell idea on the eve of Queen Elizabeth’s funeral to go to the lobby bar in his swank five-star London hotel for…

Trudeau apologists putting a target on Poilievre

The carefully curated campaign to portray him as the Nosferatu of the National Capital is already falling apart

Trudeau apologists putting a target on PoilievreIt’s been a tough couple of weeks for the Trudeau Media Party. First, they watched in horror as their Elizabeth May pet project – known to its friends as the Green Party – collapsed in ignominy. Despite best attempts to escalate a Facebook page into a force worthy of inclusion in leaders’ debates, the party…

Bringing pro sports back to life in the lockdown era

How will these sports look on the flat screen with empty stands? And what changes will be made to protect players?

Bringing pro sports back to life in the lockdown eraWhile the COVID-19 debate over lockdowns continues, there seems to be a consensus that professional sports leagues will open this summer to complete their 2019-20 playoffs or, for Major League Baseball, to start the season that was suspended in March. There are debates about how much players should make (MLB is at odds with the…

Will fans flock to stadiums after COVID-19?

Will fans flock to stadiums after COVID-19?@NateSilver538: “Y'all can do whatever you want but I'm going to a f-load of concerts, baseball games, restaurants, etc. as soon as this is over.” There are, no doubt, many people who would agree with the FiveThirtyEight.com pollster that they will sow some oats when the powers that be come to their senses and let…

NFL draft gives starving sports fans a morsel

But many questions remain about restarting professional sports, including how all those enormous salaries will be paid

NFL draft gives starving sports fans a morselWith virtually no sports competition in North America in this COVID-19-blighted spring, the National Football League draft this week has taken on epic proportions. The fact that the teams and the players they select starting on Thursday may not even play in 2020 is irrelevant. We finally have a sporting event on TV that you…

How to satisfy sports fans’ burning desire for games

How to satisfy sports fans’ burning desire for gamesDesperate times call for desperate measures. Or, as they say in pro sports, desperate times call for divisional realignment. With the COVID-19 pandemic having applied the brakes to (virtually) everything sporting since early March, fans are going stir crazy. So, with hints that U.S. President Donald Trump might do a limited reopening of economic activity…
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