By Jonathon Van Maren One of the most dispiriting aspects of the polarization that has gripped America is the pettiness and the meanness that seems to have accompanied it, on both the Left and the Right. Nowhere is that meanness and that pettiness so prominent as in the ugly responses to the deaths of prominent…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren Attacks on freedom of religion and freedom of conscience are a near-constant in Canadian news cycles of late, from physicians fighting in court for the right not to refer for procedures they find immoral to religious schools battling the government in court to maintain the independence and integrity of their institutions.…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren Hundreds of people were waiting to enter the Capitol through the Visitor’s Centre in lineups that would eventually stretch into the thousands by 8:30 PM on Monday evening. There were families with young children who were already sleepy, tugged along and borne by parents who wanted the experience for them—they would…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren December 5, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – With the passing of President George H.W. Bush, the last president to have served in World War II, there has been an outpouring of bipartisan sympathy. President Trump has declared December 5 to be a national Day of Mourning, and ordered all the flags to half-staff…Details
Amanda Parker of the Ayaan Hirsi Ali Foundation joined Jonathon Van Maren to discuss the recent case of female genital mutilation in Michigan, and how this practice is spreading throughout the West due to immigration.
By Jonathon Van Maren November 30, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Earlier this month, a public prosecutor in the Hague announced a rare event: Charges were being laid against a doctor for her actions in regard to the euthanasia of an elderly woman with dementia, who was residing in a nursing home at the time. Although the…Details
Jonathon Van Maren headed out to Toronto for one of the first stops on Bill and Hillary Clinton’s North America-wide tour, where they discussed Trump and dodged questions about whether Hillary was planning to run for the presidency again. For political junkies and the otherwise interested, this is what happened.
The little Jewish girl who won the Nazi contest held by Joseph Goebbels to find the “perfect Aryan child”
By Jonathon Van Maren On May 17, 1934, a beautiful little girl was born to Jewish parents in Berlin. Jacob and Pauline Levinsons, both talented professional singers, called her Hessy, and they were tremendously proud of her—despite the fact that Jewish babies were not particularly welcome in Germany at the time. A year later, the…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren This story is both heartbreaking and more than a bit terrifying: A father is desperately fighting to maintain partial custody of his son while the boy’s mother accuses him of transphobia and even child abuse. The mother of six-year-old James, who lives in Dallas, Texas, insists that James is a “trans…Details
I’m very pleased that the National Review has published my column on the Clintons’ tour kickoff in Toronto. I’ve been a National Review reader and subscriber for years, and as a huge fan of the late William F. Buckley, getting a column in his publication was always something I’d hoped to do. Anyway, here it…Details