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Britain's 'Libertarian' Coaliton
The UK's shotgun-wedding coalition government has combined the civil libertarian instincts of the Liberal Democrats with the economic liberalism of the Conservatives to create a libertarian synergy not seen since the 1916-1922 coalition government of Lloyd George.

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Book Review: The Canadian Century
The Canadian Century, by Brian Lee Crowley, Jason Clemens and Niels Veldhuis, is an unusually sobering look at political realities in North America, suggests J.J. McCullough. It may prove, he claims, enormously prescient.

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Vigna v. Levant: Serenity, Nausea, and Red Underpants
What goes on at a defamation trial? Read on and I'll tell you, for I bore witness to the spectacle of the ages.

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Opposition Parties’ Troubling “No-Babies-for-Africa” Message
While lack of access to contraception and family-planning options are problems in Africa, writes Kathryn Marshall, the novel focus of the Prime Minister's G8 Maternal Health Initiative on women's and infants' health has much to recommend it.

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Ann Coulter gets exactly what she wanted in Canada
The protesters didn't do themselves or their cause any favours, argues Justin Trottier. Instead, they gave Ann Coulter just what she wanted.

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Ann Coulter and the mob
A mob of child-censors has successfully shut down a speech by Ann Coulter at the University of Ottawa.

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Marc Emery vs. Roman Polanski: A tale of two extraditions
Canadian libertarian publisher and activist Marc Emery faces extradition to the U.S. on charges related to selling marijuana seeds. Movie director Roman Polanski faces extradition to the U.S. on charges related to drugging and raping a 13-year-old girl. While the Canadian government refuses to protect its own peaceful, productive natural-born citizen from extradition, Polanski’s adopted country of France is fighting to keep this confessed sex offender from facing the U.S. justice system.

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Fighting a war by objective
Democrats oppose sending more troops to Afghanistan; Republicans don't. Both need to think more about a clearly outlined mission for the war.

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