Jonathon Van Maren

Welcome to The Bridgehead!

A bridgehead is defined as “a strong position secured by an army inside enemy territory from which to advance or attack.” In today’s culture wars, a bridgehead of truth and common sense is exactly what we need. As Ronald Reagan once said, “When you’re outnumbered and surrounded and someone yells ‘charge,’ any way you’re facing…

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As trans activists viciously attack school trustee, one gay Toronto doctor says that kids grow out of trans feelings

By Jonathon Van Maren As many of you will remember, back in November I wrote about the uproar surrounding a school trustee in Chilliwack, British Columbia. Barry Neufeld had the misfortune of not only opposing the promotion of transgenderism in schools—which is different than discriminating against kids, which is of course what he’s been accused…

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President Donald Trump proclaims January 22 to be “National Sanctity of Human Life Day”

By Jonathon Van Maren On the heels of the Trump Administration’s move to protect the conscience rights of pro-life healthcare providers, the proclamation of January 16 to be “Religious Freedom Day,” and Donald Trump’s speech at the National March for Life, Donald Trump has now released a proclamation declaring January 22 to be “National Sanctity…

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Condemnation of Trudeau’s “abortion attestation” for the Canada Summer Jobs program is nearly unanimous

By Jonathon Van Maren If someone had told me last year that Canadian editorial boards and media outlets right across the political spectrum and the country would be expressing nearly universal outrage at Justin Trudeau’s decision to insert an “abortion attestation” into the Canada Summer Jobs application, I wouldn’t have believed it. I don’t think…

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The backlash against Trudeau’s “abortion attestation” for the Canada Summer Jobs Program goes international

By Jonathon Van Maren Justin Trudeau’s decision to insert an “abortion clause” into the application process for the Canada Summer Jobs Program has resulted in what the prime minister has called a “kerfuffle,” and the backlash to his decision is continuing to dog the Liberals. The BBC reported on the story to explain why it…

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The Trump Administration just announced conscience protections for pro-life healthcare providers

By Jonathon Van Maren I noticed earlier this afternoon that the abortion activists I follow on Twitter were going crazy, hysterically pointing out that if the consciences of doctors and nurses were protected, that they would lose the ability to coerce healthcare providers into doing things they find morally reprehensible. A bit of searching led…

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Canada’s state broadcaster admits that Trudeau is wrong–abortion is not a Charter right

By Jonathon Van Maren Canada’s state broadcaster, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, is known for being overtly left-wing. I’ve often had to cringe or glare at my radio while weaving through traffic, as some smarmy interviewer condescendingly demanded of some interviewee an explanation for some ideological heresy. During the debate on assisted suicide, it was accepted…

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Poland defeats abortion legislation–and moves to ban aborting children with Down Syndrome

By Jonathon Van Maren While abortion activists hammer pro-life laws across Europe and attempt to defeat pro-life Ireland’s constitutional amendment protecting pre-born children, Poland continues to push back against any attack on children in the womb. Last week, Polish lawmakers repudiated another attempt to legalize the killing of pre-born children by defeating a draft bill…

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The Virtue of Courage: Jonathon Van Maren with WWII Medal of Honor Winner Woody Williams

Woody Williams, a World War II veteran who saw the American flag being raised over Iwo Jima, joins Jonathon Van Maren to tell his story. A flamethrower who single-handedly cleared Japanese pillboxes under heavy machine-gun fire to allow American troops to take the airfield, Williams now explains what he learned from his experience, and what…

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Religious groups meet in Toronto to discuss response to Justin Trudeau’s ideological purity test

By Jonathon Van Maren While Justin Trudeau may hope the “kerfuffle” over his government’s decision to insert an “attestation” requirement demanding that applicant groups indicate their support for abortion into the Canada Summer Jobs application process will soon die down, the backlash may only continue to grow. Considering how many people showed up today at…

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