Western Standard

Soldiers of expression: Hate speech, censorship & ethics

What are reasonable limits on freedom of expression? Western Standard contributor Jesse Kline explores the breadth and depth of our freedom to speak our mind, and publish our opinions.

By Jesse Kline

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Overheard on the Shotgun Blog

A Voice From The Wilderness.....And A Must-Buy Record

While there has been little activity on the old Shotgun these days, I was compelled to provide a quick note about one of the best new albums in the last decade - "Hearts From Above" - the new album by...

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News

Soldiers of expression: Hate speech, censorship & ethics

What are reasonable limits on freedom of expression? Western Standard contributor Jesse Kline explores the breadth and depth of our freedom to speak our mind, and publish our opinions.

By Jesse Kline

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Calgary firm seizes golden opportunity in Colombia

With gold reaching new highs, resource investors are looking to the resource-rich and under-explored country of Colombia. But is the political risk too high?

By Doug Firby

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Opinion

Britain's 'Libertarian' Coaliton

The UK's shotgun-wedding coalition government has combined the civil libertarian instincts of the Liberal Democrats with the economic liberalism of the Conservatives to create a libertarian synergy not seen since the 1916-1922 coalition government of Lloyd George.

By Omar Hossino

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Book Review: The Canadian Century

The Canadian Century, by Brian Lee Crowley, Jason Clemens and Niels Veldhuis, is an unusually sobering look at political realities in North America, suggests J.J. McCullough. It may prove, he claims, enormously prescient.

By J.J. McCullough

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Departments

Obama's reform: Systemic danger once again

Obama is rushing to blame a mythical "free-wheeling" market for the economic crisis. But the truth is that the blame rests with the state, and with government intervention into the economy.

By Pierre Lemieux

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The HRC on Trial, Part 2

The Human Rights Commissions have a laudable past, but are a danger in the present. Ori Rubin takes a good long look at how the original purposes of the HRC have become perverted, and why freedom of speech and expression is in danger of being quashed. (This is part two of a three-part special series)

By Ori Rubin

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Reader Feedback

Drug abuse is bad, but prohibition is worse

Robert Sharpe with Common Sense for Drug Policy calls mandatory minimum prison sentences a "proven failure."

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