By Jonathon Van Maren I spent a fascinating evening Monday night at the Roy Thomson Hall, listening to journalist Amanda Lindhout tell her story of being kidnapped and held for seventeen months by Somali militants. Since being freed and returning to Canada in November of 2009, Amanda has co-authored a memoir of her experiences, A…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren When we pulled up to the toll booth just outside Rochester, New York, the graying, paunchy fellow inside was complaining to one of his colleagues. “Ted Cruz is here, and I’m stuck at work.” He thrust his hand out of the booth for our cash. “Hey, we’re going to see Ted…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren Sniveling students have been holding people hostage across the United States and frequently Canada, and in large part they have been successful because they have been permitted to carry on with their weird antics. These protest groups are like tiny Occupy Wall Street cells, with the same dreary, predictable, and impossible…Details
As he was dying of cancer, notorious atheist Christopher Hitchens turned to a number of his Christian friends for conversation. One of them was Larry Alex Taunton, who he embarked on several road trips with. Larry Taunton joins Jonathon Van Maren to discuss his recently published memoir of his friendship with Christopher Hitchens.
By Jonathon Van Maren Rarely these days does a news article make me laugh out loud. Until today, when the Huffington Post announced: “Porn Site Bans North Carolina Users Due To State’s Anti-LGBT Laws.” By “Anti-LGBT laws,” of course, the HuffPo means North Carolina’s new law stating that biological men cannot go into bathrooms reserved…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren The incessant debate about sex education has reared its head once again, this time in Manitoba. The Carillon, which prides itself on publishing “news that matters to people in Southeastern Manitoba,” published an article on a mother who is advocating that “LGBT information” be taught in middle school: A mother told…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren Two years ago, Lord Conrad Black published his first volume since his 2011 memoir A Matter of Principle, a scathing prison memoir that excoriated his foes and detailed the almost entirely-failed prosecution that landed him in an American jail. Rise to Greatness: A History of Canada from the Vikings to the…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren I’ve been saying for awhile that the fight over so-called “gay marriage” was not the “battle for marriage,” but rather the end game. Marriage was eroded by divorce, common-law relationships, and hook-up culture long before the gay community demanded that their relationships be recognized as marriages, too. The New York Post…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren Well, what do you know. A prominent biologist has come out with a statement that should surprise no one: There is no such thing as casual sex. From the Business Insider: Helen Fisher, biological anthropologist and author of “Anatomy of Love,” says sex triggers the brain regions linked to love and…Details
Conservative Member of Parliament Cathay Wagantall joins Jonathon Van Maren to discuss her new private member’s bill, Cassie and Molly’s Law. Cassie and Molly were brutally murdered in Windsor, Ontario. Cathay Wagantall plans to bring their case to the floor of the House of Commons.