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Flip-flops

Flip-flops

Written by: Michael Kravshik. Being known as someone who “flip-flops” is one of the most harmful characteristics to a politician’s reputation. There is good cause for this as changing your stance is often associated with political pandering, and selling out your principles for a few extra votes. Where this is actually the case, it is … Continue reading

The Democratic People’s Republic of… Canada?

The Democratic People’s Republic of… Canada?

Written by: Michael Kravshik How many of you out there live in a first world democratic country, yet keep hearing about how you actually live in a “Police State,” “Military State,” or my personal favorite, “Fascist State”? Living in Toronto, I hear about it all the time, especially loudly from the slew of protests this city … Continue reading

Democratic Death Threats?

Democratic Death Threats?

Written by: Michael Kravshik. Freedom of expression is the most important of all our rights. While introducing my concept of Westernism, I stated the following, “Every right that citizens of a modern democracy enjoy is dependent on maintaining free speech.Free speech allows the public to ask and, if necessary, fight for what they want from … Continue reading

All For One, and One For Quebec Only

All For One, and One For Quebec Only

Written by: Michael Kravshik. A federal government is a government for the entire nation. Sounds simple enough, but for some reason it’s a concept that Canadians have a hard time accepting. Well, that’s not entirely true, I think a lot Canadians accept that fact but for some reason (political correctness perhaps?), or some slew of … Continue reading

The TTC: Toronto’s Transit Conundrum

The TTC: Toronto’s Transit Conundrum

Written by: Josh Lax and Michael Kravshik during January 2012. As life long Torontonians and daily TTC customers we are dissatisfied with the management of our transit system. The major issues plaguing our current system can be classified into two broad categories: finances and customer experience. Disappointed, we have compiled some important information that all … Continue reading

Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Written by: Michael Kravshik. No. No, we can’t. In the history of humanity there has never been a time where we all just “got along.” Clearly, it’s not such an easy task, and to be honest I’m tired of people trivializing the matter. Is it human nature? I believe it is. Although many have hope … Continue reading

Omar Khadr – A Case of Treason

Omar Khadr – A Case of Treason

Written by: Josh Lax and Michael Kravshik. At what point does dissent become treason? Any free nation requires its citizens to challenge its decisions, but where do we draw the line? A journalist trashing the government’s newest policy is clearly part of the democratic process. However, a citizen deciding to fight for the enemy and … Continue reading