By Jonathon Van Maren NDP Member of Parliament Niki Ashton must have been absolutely outraged when she saw the Toronto Star yesterday. There, right in the first paragraphs, were these lines: Niki Ashton’s drive to win the NDP leadership now has an added tag line: Baby on board. The Manitoba MP announced Monday that she…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren It’s a very good day for social conservatives in Canada. After a decade of being pushed to the fringes, commentators across the board were stunned by their show of strength during today’s leadership race. I was driving and thus forced to listen to CBC Radio One when the first ballot results…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren After more than a decade of being forced to the fringe of the Conservative Party of Canada under the leadership of Stephen Harper, social conservatives are displaying their strength, numbers, and dedication—and nowhere has it been more noticed than the Conservative Leadership Race. Maxime Bernier directly contradicted the Harper line and…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren In the first in-depth essay article on what killing in Canada is like—“How to End a Life”–Toronto Life Magazine has given us a fascinating and stomach-turning look into the world of medical practitioners trained to save lives but now tasked with ending them. Nicholas Hune-Brown, the author of the essay, clearly…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren Yesterday, the Center for Medical Progress released another video, a series of clips highlighting conversations with abortionists as they describe their trade. By the end of the day, YouTube had pulled the video down, and the Washington Post reports that a San Francisco judge has ordered David Daleiden and his attorneys,…Details
Renowned author and social critic Os Guinness joins Jonathon Van Maren to discuss the collapse of the Christian consensus, globalization, populism, and how Christians should respond in the age of Trump.
By Jonathon Van Maren (A few more thoughts after my column on the Manchester bombing yesterday.) In order to keep track of what people of every political stripe are saying, I follow media sources from across the spectrum—from Salon.com to Breitbart, from Mother Jones to the Drudge Report. And so in the aftermath of the…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren It’s a cruel irony that each fresh atrocity in Europe seems to pit the West’s decline against the Islamic death cult’s mindboggling sadism. The death metal of ISIS versus the Eagles of Death Metal in the Baclatan Theatre. Machinegun-toting murderers mowing down cartoonists specializing in the sacrilegious and obscene at the…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren YouTube comment sections are usually where intellectual discourse and wit go to die. It turns out there is one exception: Bill Nye the “Science” Guy’s new Netflix special, Bill Nye Saves the World. It’s a weird and wacky journey, in which Nye features a bizarre video of talking bisexual ice cream cones,…Details
At the Chateau Laurier following the Association for Reformed Political Action’s God & Government Conference, Jonathon Van Maren gave the closing speech to the conference attendees.