What if Rick Salutin said ‘the n-word’ and nobody cared?


Anti-Coulter protest outside University of Ottawa
The Grope & Flail Globe & Mail considers itself Canada’s New York Times (which they still think is a good thing for some reason). However, to mangle Pauline Kael’s line about Nixon voters, nobody I know actually reads it.
Today someone emailed me a new column about Ann Coulter’s visit to [...]

Citizen Ebert: Roger’s Culturally Illiterate Tweets


As someone who was a working film critic for nearly 20 years—and, I’m pretty sure, the only Baptist to win 2 Catholic Press awards for movie reviews—I probably owe Chicago Sun Time film critic Roger Ebert (and his late partner Tribune critic Gene Siskel) a nod of tribute for popularizing such writing.
Siskel and Ebert were, [...]

Do We Feel Lucky? What President Obama Can Learn From Clint Eastwood


Clint Eastwood’s ‘Dirty’ Harry Callahan made audiences appreciate his zero tolerance policy for criminals with lines like “Go ahead, make my day”.  Over the course of five films Harry took out the trash for San Francisco.  He squashed numerous threats from serial killers to corrupt police officers.  He drove ‘bleeding heart’ liberals crazy to the [...]