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Tom Gross: Huffpo already big for its age on fifth birthday

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http://network.nationalpost.com — There was definitely a buzz in the air when my friend Nick Denton (owner of Gawker and other influential blogs) threw a launch party for Arianna Huffington’s new site, to be called the Huffington Post, at his spacious New York loft apartment five years ago.I recall Arianna giving a buoyant speech which was enthusiastically received by all those crowded into Nick’s SoHo loft. But I don’t think any Read More
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Matt Gurney: North Korea caught holding the smoking torpedo

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http://network.nationalpost.com —  Almost two months ago, in the dead of night and without anywarning or provocation, a North Korean torpedo killed 46 South Korean sailors. There was no battle underway,no particular diplomatic crisis, no possible justification for a surpriseattack against a single target without any follow-up attack or generalinvasion. It was a classic bolt-from-the-blue sneak attack, but was unusual in that Read More
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Matt Gurney: Keep the G20 summit. Send the Stones

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http://network.nationalpost.com —  Next month, during the G20 summit, Torontonians can look forward to traffic chaos and road closures, military aircraft roaring through the skies, intense security checks, loud protests, vandalism, economic disruption for small businesses, security perimeters getting between people and their homes and offices and between children and their daycares and, oh, yeah, the risk of a terrorist atta Read More
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Gerry Nicholls: Social Conservatives wish marci McDonald was right

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http://network.nationalpost.com — Marci McDonald has unwittingly done a big favour for Prime Minister Stephen Harper. If you haven't heard, McDonald is the author of the much-talked aboutbook, The Armageddon Factor, which suggests Harper is plotting to handcontrol of Canada over to a cabal of evangelical Christians. This idea, of course, is the stuff of nightmares for Canada's trendy,urban, secular left. Never m Read More
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Tea Party wins a victory Republicans might regret

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http://network.nationalpost.com — Full Comment’s Araminta Wordsworth brings you a regular dose of international punditry at its finest. Today: Rand Paul’s Tea Party-backed victory in the Kentucky Republican primary has pundits divided over who is the most damaged as a result — Republicans or Democrats.The eye surgeon, son of Republican Congressman Ron Paul, cruised to a convincing victory over Trey Grayson, a local politician, wh Read More
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Tasha Kheiriddin: Stephen Harper, Woman-Hater, Part II: The gripes of academia

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http://network.nationalpost.com — Here we go again.  Stephen Harper hates women – now he hates them so much that he won’t appoint them to academic research chairs!  Of the 19 people who were selected to be the first of the “prestigious” Canada Excellence Research Chairs, receiving up to $10-million in total in federal money over the next seven years, all were men. “I felt kicked in the stomach,” says Wendy Robbins Read More
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Kelly McParland: If Harper is scary, Ignatieff must be scarier

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http://network.nationalpost.com — You're the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. You have been leader for well over a year. Your party has just spent the winter portraying the government and Prime Minister as willing -- even eager -- accomplices in the torture of foreign combatants, enemies of women, keepers of a secret agenda that surreptitiously opposes abortion rights and discriminates against impoverished women in deve Read More
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Keith Beardsley: MPs feel the heat of backlash over expenses dispute

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http://network.nationalpost.com — MPs fromall parties are really feeling the heat from voters over the refusal ofthe Board of Internal Economy to open MPs' books to an audit by SheilaFraser. Cracks are starting to appear in the ranks, as someare now suggesting the decision should be reviewed.To illustrate this change in attitude, you may recall, a month ago LiberalMP and Board of Internal E Read More
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