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Insights & Influence with filmmaker Tim Mahoney

One of the biggest mysteries of the ancient world is the question of whether the historical events recorded in the Bible actually happened. For more than 50 years, the vast majority ...
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Israeli Elections set to provide headaches for Left and Right

In Israeli politics, there is one magic number: 61 That number represents the amount of elected members that are required at a minimum to form a government. Under Israel’s proportional ...
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Boo-etiquette: when is it rude to boo?

When is it OK to boo a public official, and when is it downright rude? Lately, New York Mayor Bill deBlasio was booed by officers at a police graduation ceremony. According to Time ...
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BBC journo flubs ‘apology’ for Paris rally remarks

Yes, as Elton John once sang, Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word. Two studies have come out lately explaining why people hold back an apology, and how apologies can heal rifts. And ...
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Insights & Influence with Christine Elliott

Christine Elliot is a Progressive Conservative member of parliament in Ontario, Canada, elected in a by-election in 2006. She represents the riding of Whitby-Oshawa, east of Toronto. She ...
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A lying leader + lazy media = very bad news

Two great winter reads make a near perfect one-two punch for those interested in the current state of American politics and media: “You Lie!” by independent journalist Jack Cashill, ...
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The science of Santa, explained

Even since jolly ol’ St. Nick began his annual global sleigh trek across the sky, and slid into homes, people have been asking: how does he do it? I mean, how is it possible he can ...
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Genie in a pill bottle?

A Look at the Uninspiring History of Diet Pills If you haven’t gone on a diet this year, it’s a safe bet that your neighbor has. According to US statistics, some 100 million Americans ...
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The world needs less Cosby, and more Alice

As recent media coverage of Bill Cosby approaches the near saturation point, my mind keeps drifting back to this article I published in the Toronto Star almost 30 years ago (see below). ...
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Kosherlicious blends kosher and delicious

There was an all-you-can-eat kosher buffet in Toronto that gave Vegas a run for their money. Mazon Canada presented Kosherlicious, their annual fundraiser and food smorgasbord, bringing ...
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