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Letter From Ghana Franklin Cudjoe

In Analysis, From Other Parts, Politics by Michael Rae

Critical debates on issues of immense national importance are mostly held down by personalisation and the utterly distasteful narrow minded road of either ‘black ‘ or ‘white ‘. All other colours within that matter are not considered. The moment one highlights the need for critical thinking, you are branded too known. Sadly apparently highly educated persons participate in such. Leaves me wondering if many of us haven’t been using our heads to disproportionately carry ‘Quarm’s “load” all the time Heads for “carrying load” , confused educators and bureaucrats and now leaked exams questions and the …

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Debt-fuelled spending is a disservice to young Canadians

In Analysis, Finance, Politics by Michael Rae

AIMS research analyst Jackson Doughart argues in the National Post that the federal budget does not serve young Canadians well. By kicking the can of debt repayment down the line, it is the next generation of leaders who will have to make the hard choices that come with fiscal responsibility. Canada’s

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Is Internet access a basic right? Should access to high-speed Internet be considered a basic communication service?

In Analysis, Education, Opinion, Politics, Rights by Michael Rae

 That is the question which the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission is expected to weigh in today at Lets #TalkBroadband – the regulator’s public hearing on basic telecommunications services. More than 25 000 comments were received by the CRTC during the first phase of the consultation which kicked off in April last year, and more than 30 000 Canadians filled out the questionnaire during the second phase. Read more at ITin Canada

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Rooftop Solar companies will only play if the game is stacked in their favor Marita Noon

In Analysis, Energy, Politics by Michael Rae

The past couple of weeks have highlighted the folly of the energy policies favored by left-leaning advocacy agencies that, rather than allowing consumers and markets to choose, require government mandates and subsidies. Three major, but very different, solar entities—that would not exist without such political preference—are now facing demise.  Even with the benefit of tax credits, low-interest loans, and cash grants that state and federal governments have bestowed on them, the solar industry is struggling. We’ve seen Abengoa—which I’ve followed for years—file for bankruptcy. Ivanpah, the world’s biggest solar power tower project in the California …

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This Easter, be grateful for the moneychangers

In Analysis, Finance, Opinion, Politics by Michael Rae

In the Financial Post, AIMS Senior Fellow Patrick Luciani argues that Bernie Sanders is channeling a well-rehearsed ignorance of the capitalist system, one that finds its roots in the Gospels. Like their authors, Sanders and the Bishop of Rome mistake financial success and the market itself as avenues of greed.

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The Rape of Nanking and the U.S. Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

In Analysis, Politics by Michael Rae

Question: In what way do the atrocities committed by soldiers of the Imperial Japanese Army in China in 1937-38, especially those included under the rubric of “the Rape of Nanking,” justify the U.S. government’s atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945? Answer: In no way whatsoever. Question: Why then do so many of the Americans who defend the atomic bombings bring up the Rape of Nanking as part of their argument? Hypothesis: They do so because their thinking is completely collectivistic. They think: “The Japanese committed atrocities in Nanking; therefore it is only just …

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Prosecuting climate chaos skeptics with RICO Al Gore, Torquemada Whitehouse, Democrat AGs threaten to silence and bankrupt skeptics

In Analysis, Energy, Opinion, Politics, Research, Rights by Michael Rae

by Paul Driessen It’s been a rough stretch for Climate Armageddon religionists and totalitarians. Real World science, climate and weather events just don’t support their manmade cataclysm narrative. The horrid consequences of anti-fossil fuel energy policies are increasingly in the news. And despite campaigns by the $1.5-trillion-per-year government-industry-activist-scientific Climate Crisis Consortium, Americans consistently rank global warming at the very bottom of their serious concerns. But instead of debating their critics, or marshaling a more persuasive, evidence-based case that we really do face a manmade climate catastrophe, alarmists have ramped up their shrill rhetoric, imposed more …

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Verbatim/Whither American Conservatives? Michael Gerson

In Analysis, From Other Parts, Opinion, Politics by Michael Rae

The Washington Post columnist and former chief speechwriter to President George W. Bush delivered the Cardus Hill Family Lecture at the Manning Centre Conference in Ottawa. He spoke of Donald Trump’s candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination as the attempted hostile takeover of a great political party, one that could result in its ruin. As for Trump’s foreign policy, Gerson said it was “not easy to discern in the collective tweets of Donald Trump.” Trumpism, he said, “is Putinism by another name.” Read the entire article in PDF format at

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Super Tuesday States Poll: Clinton and Trump poised for victories

In Analysis, Politics, Research by Michael Rae

With Super Tuesday tonight, the battle between the establishment and anti-establishment of the Republican and Democratic contests are coming to a head. On the Republican side, Donald Trump holds a strong position. Can Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio come up with some (surprise) wins to delay Trump’s increasingly likely victory? On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton looks to have rebound from an early scare in Iowa and New Hampshire with wins in Nevada and South Carolina. Will she run the table tonight or can Bernie Sanders post wins to keep his chances alive? The Reuters/Ipsos …