Entries by Ike Awgu from 01/2013

Why Are Aboriginals Afraid of Integration?

| Posted 01.04.2013 | Canada

At some point, aboriginal Canadians need to consider that the best hope of a future for their children may be integration into the mainstream of Canadian socio-economic life. They need also understand that integration is not the same as assimilation.

There's No Ban-Daid Solution For Assault Weapons, Obama

| Posted 01.16.2013 | Canada

President Obama will be making a public address on Wednesday to discuss the recommendations brought forward by Vice President Biden's task force on gun violence. Many suspect that a new ban on assault weapons will be part of his proposal. If so, be prepared for the fix that will fix nothing. And make no mistake, the President knows it. The problem with bans is that supply and demand is smarter than government -- so long as sufficient people desire assault rifles a ban on assault rifles will enjoy the same success as the bans on marijuana, cocaine and handguns enjoy currently enjoy.

Why a Man Can't Act Like Hillary Clinton

| Posted 01.25.2013 | Canada

Supriya Dwivedi wrote an interesting column titled, "Why Hillary Clinton Can't Act Like a Man." In it she complained of the prejudicial treatment women endure at the hands of a sexist media. This is all of course at least partially true, but in an attempt to be different, let's consider: Why a Man Can't Act Like Hillary Clinton. Double standards swing both ways.

How the Death of the American Family Led to Hadiya Pendleton's Murder

| Posted 01.31.2013 | Canada

On Tuesday January 29, 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, an honour student who had just performed at President Obama's inauguration, was gunned down in a Chicago park. Hadiya was described by her father as a "shining light", and she dreamed of becoming a lawyer. This brings the number of gun deaths in Chicago since the New Year to 42 -- the deadliest January for the city in 10 years. This is not just a black problem. It's a family structure problem. When it comes to handgun violence in places like Chicago, marriage and fathers are the answer.