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Hannah Arendt: The Responsibility of Conscience

Hannah Arendt: The Responsibility of Conscience

Margarethe von Trotta’s new film “Hannah Arendt” has reignited an emotionally charged and important debate that has raged since cultures been aware of the violence that characterizes so much of human behaviour.
Comment: Vladimir Putin is right — for a change

Comment: Vladimir Putin is right — for a change

Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin took the virtually unprecedented step of directly addressing the U.S. public — and much of the world — by writing an op-ed piece in the New York Times.
Les Leyne: Adrian Dix has array of career choices

Les Leyne: Adrian Dix has array of career choices

There’s more to New Democrat Leader Adrian Dix’s career call — expected this week — than “stay or go.
Geoff Johnson: Mexican teacher scandal is breathtaking

Geoff Johnson: Mexican teacher scandal is breathtaking

Those of us who enjoy occasional vacations on the beaches of Mexico watched the education news from Mexico City last week in awe.
Comment: Royalty, environment are a natural partnership

Comment: Royalty, environment are a natural partnership

Kensington Palace announced last week that Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, is leaving the military to focus on his royal duties and charity work.
David Bly: Our words have the power to harm or heal

David Bly: Our words have the power to harm or heal

The fact that students celebrating Frosh Week participated in similar rape chants at universities on both coasts suggests the phenomenon is not uncommon.
Iain Hunter: Missiles more efficient than chemicals

Iain Hunter: Missiles more efficient than chemicals

At the risk of sounding callous, I’d like to ask why so much is being made over the use of chemical weapons in Syria where so much else has made that country a hellhole.
Comment: Walking to banish the stigma and fear of AIDS

Comment: Walking to banish the stigma and fear of AIDS

This year’s Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life is on Sept. 22. It is 32 years into the uncovering of the epidemic, and things have changed considerably and not changed at all. I was diagnosed with HIV in 1995.
Les Leyne: Queen Bee Clark stays away from hive

Les Leyne: Queen Bee Clark stays away from hive

Christy Clark’s aversion to doing business in the capital is more pronounced than it has been in the last half-dozen premiers.
Monique Keiran: Maybe mom got you addicted to junk food

Monique Keiran: Maybe mom got you addicted to junk food

The migration of two-legged critters to and from school-supply bargain-hunting grounds south of the border has ended for the year. The last young of the summer have fledged and moved out of the nest into college dorms, here and elsewhere.