Archive for February 6th, 2013

COLUMN: Fatah – Taking on Pakistan’s generals

- February 6th, 2013

Pakistan generals, we’re still here

by Tarek Fatah

I am flattered. Pakistan’s infamous military Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) has taken exception to my columns in this newspaper and ordered the blocking of the Toronto Sun website in Pakistan.

In a recent column, I had written about reports that the Pakistan army was behind a Canadian cleric who threatened to storm the parliament building in Islamabad to pave the way for yet another military takeover.

The next day, all access to torontosun.com was shut down across Pakistan. Read more…

COLUMN: Shapiro – The GOP’s internal wars

- February 6th, 2013

Rove Vs. the Tea Party

by Ben Shapiro

During the 2012 election cycle, Tea Partiers were told by their supposed betters that their ignorance of everyday politics meant that they should take a back seat to the Republican Party establishment. Brandishing the so-called Buckley Rule with quasi-religious fervor — the notion that Republicans should run the most conservative candidate who can win — the establishment GOP proclaimed that the onlypresidential candidate who could win was Republican Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts. They suggested that four-term former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson was a shoe-in for the Senate. They explained that the Tea Party was responsible for failed Senate candidates like Todd Akin (false) and Richard Mourdock (true).

They knew best.

The only trouble was, they didn’t.

Read the rest here…

VIDEO: The UN’s food manifesto

- February 6th, 2013