By Jonathon Van Maren Earlier today, my friend and I headed through Red Square and descended the steps into the Mausoleum of Vladimir Lenin, one of the key architects of the Russian Revolution—and a man considered so indispensable that he was never buried. Instead, his corpse was embalmed and placed in a sarcophagus where people…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren Author’s Note: I’ve been traveling with the Danish journalist Iben Thranholm and several others here in Russia and have been working on several stories, columns, and interviews that will be published later this month. This is simply a travelogue of some of my observations so far. My first one can be…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren As I predicted, the Canada Summer Jobs funding controversy has not gone away—as John Ivison put it in the National Post put it, “it was merely resting.” Many organizations are now scrambling to figure out how to fund their programs after being denied funding due to their refusal to sign off…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren As a rule, I don’t like it when pro-lifers immediately compare any current tragedy to abortion, simply because I think that there are many different types of injustice and people are obviously going to have different emotional reactions to different tragedies, depending on a wide variety of factors. I work in…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren Sometime in early afternoon, the cold rain falling on St. Petersburg turns into light snow as my friend and I head through the city with a twenty-two-year-old student, a young man who recently attained a degree in Russian contemporary studies from the St. Petersburg School of Higher Economics with a specialty…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren It should be no surprise that Justin Trudeau has been a bit testy lately. After all, he’s had a no-good, rotten year—and people just don’t seem to understand his brilliance like they used to, even when Bill Nye the Science Guy came to Canada to bolster Trudeau’s standing in the smarts…Details
The Republicans hand Planned Parenthood $500 million as it prepares to spend $20 million to defeat Republicans
By Jonathon Van Maren The last few months have brought quite a few pro-life victories right across the United States. Iowa passed a fetal heartbeat abortion ban. South Dakota passed a bill requiring abortionists to tell women that abortion kills a human being—which is an undeniable fact. And last week, Mississippi passed a 15-week ban…Details
For the tenth anniversary of conservative titan William F. Buckley’s death, his son, the novelist Christopher Buckley joins Jonathon Van Maren to remember the man and his legacy.
British journalist and author Douglas Murray joins Jonathon Van Maren to discuss the migrant crisis, demographics, identity politics, and what the future for Europe–and North America–might look like. His latest book, “The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, & Islam” was released in 2017.
By Jonathon Van Maren Now here’s a letter Justin Trudeau didn’t want to read: After his Liberal MPs came out ferociously last week to accuse those who would not sign off on the attestation of either being duped by Conservative misinformation or simply being too stupid to understand that their consciences should be perfectly okay…Details