National Newswatch

Now we know why it matters who’s in the oval office

Aug 10 2017 — Andrew Coyne — The Korean Missile Crisis of 2017 ended in the only way it could have: with the capitulation of the United States. It began with a crudely inflammatory statement, apparently improvised, from the president. “North Korea,” Donald Trump intoned, frowning, arms crossed, “best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met […]

If an election is B.C.’s only answer, then drop the writ

Jun 24 2017 — Andrew Coyne — To the charge that she has stolen her opponents’ policies in a transparent effort to pander to public opinion, Christy Clark responds that she has stolen her opponents’ policies and is transparently pandering to public opinion. “What I’m trying to do,” the premier of British Columbia told Global News Wednesday, the day before a Speech […]

A bailout won’t save media, but make it easier to avoid problems

Jun 20 2017 — Andrew Coyne — Now here’s a story. Says here “Canada’s newspaper industry unites to advocate for Canadian Journalism Fund.” That’s what they’re calling the $350 million the papers want the federal government to give them every year to, well, let’s let them tell it. According to Bob Cox, chairman of News Media Canada, “the industry has come together […]