Valerie Keefe
Educated at Grant MacEwan University and the University of Alberta in economics and political science, Valerie Keefe, named [something else] at birth (but that didn't really fit her in retrospect, so it would be impolitic to mention it now), has been a frequent activist, candidate, unpaid political consultant, service-sector prole and general nuisance in the Edmonton area. A lifelong holder of minority opinions, Valerie is here to document her transition... from person who angrily comments on Internet discussion sites to someone who writes articles on Internet discussion sites upon which she hopes people will angrily comment.

Her writing focuses primarily on economics, trans rights, shiny objects and patiently explaining to people that being left-wing and conservative can be complimentary, if you know how to do it.

Blog Entries by Valerie Keefe

Danielle Smith and the Trouble with Trans Medicine in Alberta

(0) Comments | Posted June 26, 2012 | 12:58 PM

As someone who's been politically involved, I try to make it a point to at least begin from the premise that what a politician (i.e. anyone ever making a statement as to how a group should govern themselves) says is to be taken at face value. I do this for...

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A Woman's Right To Choose Must Apply To All Women

(39) Comments | Posted June 14, 2012 | 9:15 AM

It's been 24 years since the Supreme Court decided in Regina v. Morgentaler that governments had no right to interfere with the on-demand provision of reproductive health services, in this particular case, abortion.

Twenty-four years later, abortion is not just the law of the land, but firmly embedded...

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Yes, Our Democracy Really Is in Peril

(43) Comments | Posted December 18, 2011 | 9:26 PM

I always have to be careful when I identify myself as a conservative. First of all, the word needs to find its way into the sentence somewhere where it can't be capitalized, and I also find that adding left-wing as a preface helps as well.

Either way, I spend the...

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