Entries by J.J. McCullough from 12/2011

Tories' Immigration Incoherence

| Posted 12.04.2011 | Canada Politics

I know the conventional wisdom holds that Immigration Minister Jason Kenney is crazy like a fox. But what appears to be a haphazard approach to dealing with immigration is actually one of the most brilliant long-term political chess games of our time, or so we're told.

China: It's Not All Cheap Toys and Cute Pandas

| Posted 12.09.2011 | Canada Politics

As the West's elite plunges deeper and deeper into Sinophilia, with all other manner of lavish junkets to the wealthy Communist nation, criticizing the Chinese dictatorship (or even using inflammatory language like "Chinese dictatorship") has become the new signifier of simple-minded provincialism.

The Biggest Story of 2011 for Me? The Year the Media Fell for the Monarchy

| Posted 12.29.2011 | Canada Politics

From the grating, excessive hoopla of the royal wedding to a series of overblown "controversies" about the supposed monarchist drift of the Harper administration, 2011 was the year that proved the Canadian press is still capable of abandoning all journalistic principle whenever royalty makes the headlines.