Yawning over a woman's death

by Ted Byfield -- Canada lost its first woman soldier to enemy fire near Kandahar, Afghanistan, last week, and the unquestioning public acceptance of a female combat death was hailed by the more…

Liberal Party, RIP

by Ted Byfield -- Only three years ago, Canada's Liberal Party was seen as destined to play the same apparently invincible role in the 21st century as it played throughout the 20th, more…

'Do-gooders' in Afghanistan

by Ted Byfield -- Popular support for Canada's rather puny role in the Afghan war shrank significantly over the past two months since casualties began occurring, mostly to the Canadian force in more…

Taking power from Ottawa

by Ted Byfield -- Canada's new minority Conservative government brought down its first budget last week, a budget that was certainly conservative in that it set out resolutely to restore the kind more…

A chief justice's mutilation of 'natural law'

by Ted Byfield -- Beverley McLachlin, the little girl from Pincher Creek, Alberta, who grew up to be Canada's first female chief justice, cannot be described as a closet revolutionary. She is more…

God's waning approval rating

by Ted Byfield -- An Ipsos Reid poll last week underlined something that has become increasingly evident both culturally and politically. The United States is a far more Christian country than its more…

Rebutting Darwinists

by Ted Byfield -- I suggested here last week that the established authorities of every age act consistently. They become vigilantly militant against non-conforming dissidents who challenge their assumptions. Thus when the more…

Victory for intelligent design

by Ted Byfield -- History, we are sometimes told, repeats itself. This is arguably true in that whenever we human beings are confronted with a set of circumstances we tend to respond more…

'Those poor, poor reporters'

by Ted Byfield -- Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who electioneered by promising Canadians a more "open" government, took two measures last month aimed at establishing a more "closed" one – closed, that more…

A war museum with an agenda

by Ted Byfield -- The new Canadian War Museum, which opened last year on the shores of the Ottawa River as the latest architectural set-piece in Canada's capital, has avoided the pitfall more…