The E-Cigarette Ban: A Win for Liars and Big Tobacco

This article is part of the Green Watch series. Summary: Bureaucrats and politicians often cite “science” as justification for their efforts to exercise control over Americans’ lives. It’s a fake, politicized “science,” of course. When science suggests tha

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DIVIDED AMERICA: Town and country offer differing realities

ROCKY FORD, Colo. (AP) — From where Peggy Sheahan stands, deep in rural Colorado, the last eight years were abysmal. Otero County, where Sheahan lives, is steadily losing population. Middle-class jobs vanished years ago as pickling and packing plants close

World Leaders on Instagram 2016

Executive Summary Instagram may not have the reach of its better-known social media rivals, but it has an ever-increasing following - something world leaders and their advisors have not been slow to recognize. The heads of state and government and foreign

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Mr. President, Cancel the F-35, by Mike Fredenburg, National Review

Our incoming president’s willingness to boldly challenge the status quo is arguably the main reason he was elected. And no defense project is more representative of a disastrous status quo than the 20-year-old Joint Strike Fighter program — the F-35. The F

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Don't ride on the outside of the SkyTrain, Translink pleads

Transit police have detained people riding outside of trains twice so far in December and the authority is pleading with the public to avoid the risky and illegal behaviour.

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SkyTrain wedding bells: Couple who met on Canada Line tie the knot at SkyTrain station

Most people won't think of the SkyTrain as the most romantic spot in Vancouver, but for some, cupids arrow hits them where they least expect it.

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Suspect in hospital after SkyTrain machete attack this morning

The Vancouver Police Department has provided more information over the circumstances that led to an officer firing his gun at a man wielding a machete on SkyTrain.

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Trump Victory Exposes Media Bias

There is little more to be said about the election result. Though my preference was known to readers and has been favored by the voters, I am disconcerted by the divisions that have arisen among former allies, especially between thoughtful conservatives. I

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The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter (Official Lyric Video)

Lyric video for “Gimme Shelter” by The Rolling Stones. Gimme Shelter Directed by: Hector Santizo Composers: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards Producers: Julian Klein, Robin Klein, Mick Gochanour, Hector Santizo (C) 2016 ABKCO Music & Records, Inc. Download or st

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blink-182 - Happy Holidays,You Bastard

blink-182 Happy Holidays,You Bastard fourth track of the album "Take Off Your Pants And Jacket" Lyrics: It's christmas eve and I've only wrapped two fuckin' presents It`s christmas eve and I've only wrapped two fuckin' presents And I hate, hate, hate your

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Canadian Politician: Proposal Allowing Pepper Spray Is ‘Offensive’ to Women , by Katherine Timpf, National Review

Canada’s minister of status of women, Patty Hajdu, has denounced a proposal that would allow Canadians to carry pepper spray, saying it’s “offensive” to women because it focuses on women protecting themselves rather than on stopping men from attacking. The

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The London 2012 “Schmoozathon”: Jules Boykoff on the London Olympics

What effect does the great sporting-corporate juggernaunt that is the contemporary Olympics have on host cities? And what are the diverse range of tactics that grassroots activists use to protest its damaging results? In this exclusive extract from his rec

First Hill Streetcar Opens With Lessons For Future Lines

The First Hill streetcar loads passengers on Jackson Street at Fifth Avenue. (Photo by the author) Seattle’s new streetcar route, the First Hill line, finally opened on Saturday. Despite the cold and rain, months of tantalizingly empty test runs and the pr

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Canada’s New Cabinet is Inexperienced, and That’s Great!

  By: Matt Williams     As an election pledge Canada's new Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, vowed to appoint a gender balanced cabinet as part of his promise to deliver real change for Canadians. And true to his word, on 4th November, 2015 Prime Minster Tru

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Poll: In tumultuous summer, young Americans in a dour mood

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a summer of political and racial tumult, young Americans are in a dour mood: pessimistic about the fairness of their economic system, questioning the greatness of the United States and deeply skeptical of the way the nation picks it

Don’t Defund the U.N., Just Say ‘Go!’, by Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

There are some swamps that we have to drain because they’re our swamps. Washington is our swamp. The lesson of the 2016 election is that people across the ideological spectrum are furious at Washington. Our incoming president won because he convinced enoug

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Surrey woman faces charges for allegedly throwing punches on SkyTrain

A Surrey woman is facing charges after an incident on the SkyTrain that started off with her mocking a group of deaf students on Wednesday.

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WATCH: Changes coming to SkyTrain starting October 22

With the Evergreen Line launching before Christmas, TransLink is changing the operating pattern of the SkyTrain network early to give commuters time to get used to the modifications.

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How did we end up here?

For a week now, experts of all kinds have been trying to understand the reasons for the attacks in Brussels. An incompetent police force? Unbridled multiculturalism? Youth unemployment? Uninhibited Islamism? The causes are numerous beyond counting and ever

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Trump’s Executive Order on Refugees — Separating Fact from Hysteria, by David French, National Review

To read the online commentary, one would think that President Trump just fundamentally corrupted the American character. You would think that the executive order on refugees he signed yesterday betrayed America’s Founding ideals. You might even think he ba

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Dr. Kellie Leitch, Won't You Help Canada With a Test to Keep Idiots Out of Politics?

Dear Kellie LeitchI was intrigued by your plea for people to understand that I do have 22 letters after my name, I am not an idiot. You subsequently clarified the number was 18 not 22, but that you were still not an idiot. Initially I resisted the idea of

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