Bill Maher

You Don't Have To Choose Between Alt-Right And Regressive Left

James Di Fiore | Posted 02.22.2017 | Canada Politics
James Di Fiore

We used to embrace moderation in politics through the tried-and-true blueprint of being socially liberal, fiscally conservative. We now have the opportunity to merge these classic beliefs into a new construct of voters who care more about actual societal progress than the fortunes of a singular political party.

Donald Trump Brings Out The Worst In Us

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 10.06.2016 | Canada Politics
Fransi Weinstein

Donald Trump is making it okay to be unspeakably rude. We see (and hear it) with his children, his surrogates and his supporters. The threats, the yelling, the swearing, the snarling, the finger pointing, the fist shaking, the interruptions, the shoving, the pushing, the getting right in your face. And now that this torrent of horrid behaviour has been unleashed, I wonder if we'll ever get back to a time where we wait our turn, let others speak, have tolerance and respect and act honourably. A time when we stop behaving like boors.

Water Crisis Not Just In Flint, Erin Brockovich Tells Bill Maher

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 02.07.2016 | Canada

“All of this is happening because of corrupt politics and f***ing greed."

Chrystia Freeland Debates Diversity, Refugees With Bill Maher

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.22.2016 | Canada Politics

Canada's international trade minister said it's important to recognize the Islamic State doesn't represent Muslims and that it's important to stand up for diversity.

Brad Pitt, Bill Maher Take On Costco Over Eggs From Caged Hens

CP | Sandy Cohen, The Associated Press | Posted 07.16.2016 | Canada Business

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Brad Pitt and Bill Maher say Costco contributes to animal cruelty by selling eggs from caged hens.Pitt sent a letter to the chie...

Bill Maher Somehow Manages To Joke About Ottawa Shooting

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.25.2014 | Canada

Two days after a horrific shooting on Parliament Hill shocked the nation and made international headlines, comedian Bill Maher somehow found a way to ...

Criticizing Religious Beliefs Doesn't Make You a Bigot

Nishaan Sharma | Posted 12.13.2014 | Canada Living
Nishaan Sharma

When we, as atheists, say that Islam is the problem with the Middle East, we aren't saying that Muslims as people are the issue, we really are saying that the root of the crisis is the system of ancient, outmoded beliefs. Belief in Allah is not merely an identity marker, it is a belief that is acted upon, and criticizing this belief doesn't make one a racist.

Stop Telling "Moderate Muslims" What To Do

Davide Mastracci | Posted 12.09.2014 | Canada
Davide Mastracci

Ali A. Rizvi recently wrote an open letter to "moderate Muslims." I'm not sure if Rizvi's letter was directed toward me, as I don't measure my faith in chicken wing flavours, but I'm going to respond anyway. Rizvi's good will doesn't last long as he immediately begins to lecture Muslims about our "increasingly waning credibility" in the West.

Ordinary Muslims Part 1: There Is No Islam In ISIS

Shahla Khan Salter | Posted 11.02.2014 | Canada Politics
Shahla Khan Salter

Recent news that several young Canadian men, including two Calgary brothers, died fighting for ISIS has shocked Canada's Muslim community -- the vast majority of whom scoff at the notion that the terrorists who have overrun Syria and Iraq are acting upon authentic Islamic teachings, much less a compose a "caliphate."

If Muhammad Was Alive Today They Would Arrest Him Too

Shahla Khan Salter | Posted 07.22.2014 | Canada Politics
Shahla Khan Salter

It may be a crime under shariah but it is the legend of Muhammad who befriended Christians, Jews and Pagans, gave women rights, never persecuted gays and lesbians and spoke out against the rich, established tribes of Mecca. Where would he be if he was alive today? According to shariah law, Muhammad would be in jail, labeled an infidel.

The One Thing Atheists and Fundamentalists Have in Common

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 05.04.2014 | Canada Living
Diane Weber Bederman

I'm adamantly opposed to proselytizing. There are 91 different names for God in the Bible. I take that to mean that there are multiple ways of thinking of God, of connecting to His teachings. Different paths, same destination. With the advent of the Internet we've been given the gift of information at our fingertips. Telling another or even suggesting that their way of believing is wrong is to attack their identity, their very essence. There's another group who proselytize whom I find just as objectionable: Atheists. From the New Atheists to Militant Atheists.

Worldwide Homophobia: The Case of Sacred Sex and Trinity Western University

G. Elijah Dann | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada Living
G. Elijah Dann

Trinity Western University: Their "values" have once again come under scrutiny with their recent desire to have their own shiny law school. The most interesting part of TWU's covenant is the voluntary, obligatory commitment to abstain from "sexual intimacy that violates the sacredness of marriage between a man and a woman." In other words, no gay fornical kabootling. It's shameful thinking. Especially in Canada.

Bill Maher: Obama Should Send 'A Nice Little Personal F*ck You To The Koch Brothers'

Posted 12.09.2012 | Canada Business

New episodes of "Real Time" are over for the year, which means Bill Maher is on vacation. But that hasn't stopped him from blogging a few choice words...

A Vegetarian's Defence of The Seal Hunt

Justin Beach | Posted 09.30.2012 | Canada Politics
Justin Beach

The reality is that the seals being hunted are not an endangered species and are not being hunted in numbers that might cause them to become endangered. In the areas of the world where seals are hunted there are few, perhaps no, viable alternatives. There are limited economic opportunities and few other food sources.

Bill Maher Attacks Bob Rae.. Again

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.24.2012 | Canada Politics

HBO host Bill Maher is again chastising Bob Rae for defending Canada's seal hunt. The comedian wrote to the interim Liberal leader for a second tim...

Rae to Maher on Seal Hunt: Blubber, Blubber, Blunder

Sheryl Fink | Posted 09.17.2012 | Canada Politics
Sheryl Fink

Bill Maher wrote to interim Liberal leader Bob Rae expecting the Liberals to do better than the Conservatives in their blind support of Canada's commercial seal hunt. Sadly, the response was typical of what's usually seen from politicians: excuses and sad attempts to deflect from the issues at hand.

Bob Rae Refutes Bill Maher

The Huffington Post Canada | Althia Raj | Posted 07.17.2012 | Canada Politics

Liberal interim leader Bob Rae is telling HBO's Bill Maher that Canada's seal hunt is being singled out unfairly and celebrities should find more wort...

Has Bill Maher Been Sucked In by PETA's Naked Celebrities?

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 07.03.2012 | Canada
Douglas Anthony Cooper

2012-04-06-PETAfinalGREEN51.jpgBill Maher is pretty much the last person you'd expect to get sucked in by PETA, Ingrid Newkirk's cult of euthanasia. For Maher to uncritically cheerlead for one of the ugliest cults in America is truly disheartening. And, unlike most of the celebrity cults, PETA does real damage, on a gruesome scale.