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Latest From Conrad Black

The genius of Donald Trump

Even in the week that he is nominated by the Republican party for the presidency of the United States, intelligent people fail in droves to understand what Donald Trump has accomplished. It was disappointing to read the editorial in this newspaper on Tuesday that "a Trump presidency would be a descent into the uncertainties of anger, bitterness, and division ... a recipe for disaster." This is a widespread view, but it is bunk. It reminds me of ...

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Erdogan's Turkey: An Opportunity for the West

I will maintain, until next week when the Republican convention will be over, my self-imposed gag on substantive comments about the presidential race. But I would like to make an interim comment on the media. Peggy Noonan is correct, as usual, that the public is so contemptuous of the incandescent liberal and Democratic biases of the national media that there will be a pro-Trump backlash. Last week, I defended the comparative political center ...

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Latest From Barbara Amiel

Why the CBC needs new blood

Off the cliff went Evan Solomon, the most recent putative successor to CBC's über-news personality Peter Mansbridge. Before him it was Amanda Lang, whose rumoured future as the next Mansbridge was detonated by the stir over her relationship with the Royal Bank of Canada. Being thought of as possible heir to Mansbridge should come with danger pay. And if success is measured in terms of successfully getting rid of your successors, the outcome was an (unwished for) success for Peter.

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On spring miracles and monarch butterflies

"Do you remember," I asked the butterfly, "how you felt when you came out of your chrysalis and discovered you could fly?" The butterfly quivered. This was last October when I was chatting to lingering monarchs in our garden. "Did you have any memory, as your wings dried and you began to soar toward the sun, of what it was like to be a caterpillar, all wriggly and earthbound?"

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Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia

The rise of dementia in the Zoomer population is discussed. Conrad speaks with author Mark Steyn.

Quebec

On the eve of an historic election, where separatism reared its head yet again through the Parti Quebecoise, our Round Table deliberates what was, is, and should be the future of Quebec within Canada.

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