Lessons from Portugal about Ending the Drug War

January 23, 2018 – Dan Mitchell …… In 2001, . . . Portugal became the first country to decriminalise the possession and consumption of all illicit substances. … The opioid crisis soon stabilised, and the ensuing years saw dramatic drops in problematic drug use, HIV and hepatitis infection rates, overdose deaths, drug-related crime and incarceration rates. Continue reading →

Obedience Training is Unfit for Children

January 19, 2018 – Genevieve Simperingham …… However we treat our children, we are conditioning them to believe that this is what’s normal and acceptable in relationships. Our responses to our children can lift them up or put them down, empower or disempower them. We need to be very mindful of how we guide and lead them. Continue reading →

Independence Hypocrisy

January 11, 2018 – Walter Williams …… Isn’t it double talk for members of the EU to condemn independence movements today, given that they welcomed and supported independence movements for states that were members of the communist bloc? Continue reading →

Federal Ethics Commissioner says Justin Trudeau Violated the Conflict of Interest Act

January 10, 2018 – Lee Friday …… According to the Postmedia Network, this is the first time a sitting PM has been found to have broken a federal statute while in office. However, this is nothing more than a minor symptom of a much bigger problem, namely, the overwhelming conflict-of-interest which defines the entire relationship between the rulers and the ruled – which the mainstream media NEVER talks about! Continue reading →

Dealing with North Korea

January 9, 2018 – Walter Block …… This is not the time, if ever there was, for threats, bombast, belligerence, which has been hurled in both directions. This is the time for the adults to take charge. Continue reading →