The U.S. election is drawing more attention and scrutiny than any U.S. election in history. It’s like a badly written pulp novel that appeals to those who need instant gratification and entertainment but don’t want to think, and then goes on to sell 50 million copies. I find myself tuning in and just as quickly… Read More

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Today is D-Day — You knew that, right?

[This article appeared in The National Post on June 6, 2016] Monday, June 6 is the 72nd anniversary of D-Day. What’s that again? Well, if you don’t know, it was the invasion by Allied forces of Nazi-occupied Europe on the beaches of Normandy. In France. Canada played a major role that day. Along with forces… Read More

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Published in Globe and Mail My daughter has a one-year-old. His name is William, he’s a cute little guy and we all love him to death. He has dimples in his cheeks when he gives us his four-tooth smile (two uppers, two lowers). The week after his birthday he did two things for the first… Read More

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Published in National Post | July 10, 2015 The National Hockey League is now accepting applications for new franchises, and while NHL Czar-Commissioner Gary Bettman says this doesn’t mean the league is expanding, it’s no secret they have their eye on that hockey hotbed of Las Vegas in the Nevada desert. This is a huge mistake… Read More

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Published in  National Post | June 1, 2015 10:40 AM ET by Jerry Amernic Those who investigate corruption in the course of their work — police, lawyers, journalists — are probably not shocked with the news that nine senior officials of FIFA, the top governing body of the world’s most popular sport, face numerous charges… Read More

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Published in The National Post | December 10, 2011. Link to original article One day no living survivors of the Holocaust will remain. That is why Elly Gotz, who spent 1941 to 1944 in a Jewish ghetto in his native Lithuania, and then a year in Dachau, has digitized and transcribed video interviews with over 400… Read More

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Consumer Overload

Published in National Post The other day I got a letter from Henry. He's a 12-year-old boy from Nicaragua whom I sponsor through Plan International Canada. I chose this group because it's non-denominational, and I did it in honour of my mother after she passed away last year. Henry and I have been corresponding for… Read More

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The Passing Of Clifford Olson

What bothers me most about the passing of Clifford Olson is that he died of natural causes. In the early '80s, I was writing a book about crime victims that told the story of an ex-cop who lost his oldest daughter to murder. The killer had been released from federal penitentiary on mandatory supervision, the… Read More

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