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February 04, 2010
  Jay-Z, the Stampede and tuition hikesPDF files may take a moment to load

I've begun to think the Calgary Stampede might be behind this proposed tuition increase. Jay-Z holds the key to my insight.

The latest issue of Esquire magazine carries an article about the astounding crossover success of the rap magnate. In it, writer Lisa Taddeo details that the most important feature of Hova's ability to succeed in mainstream culture while retaining his street credibility has been his authenticity: Jay-Z is more than happy to sell you Budweiser, but only because he always drank Budweiser.

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September 17, 2009
  An absentee Canadian? In defence of IgnatieffPDF files may take a moment to load

Given the unbridled ambition involved in politics, there is a certain absurdity to a party suggesting that a rival politician is only in it for himself. But this absurdity is no deterrent, as the recent Conservative attack ads against Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff have shown.

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April 02, 2009
  Of mallards and millionairesPDF files may take a moment to load

The recent assassination of 1,606 ducks in northern Alberta is a stark reminder that the government, industry and citizens of this province and this country need to confront the ever more prescient issue of the oilsands.

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March 05, 2009
  How the Gauntlet got piedPDF files may take a moment to load

Six days from when this article is published I will pie the Gauntlet staff. I've been threatening this for weeks, but I am still unsure whether people around the office believe me or not. Anyway, the matter will be cleared up in a few short days.

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February 05, 2009
  The tao of ZhaoPDF files may take a moment to load

Being that he doesn't actually intend to win the election, one might think that Jeremy Zhao's Students' Union presidential campaign is entirely superfluous, but that is not entirely correct. Though there is a strong possibility that he would resign during his acceptance speech next Thursday in the Den, Zhao's campaign is actually quite beneficial for this university's student politics.

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January 15, 2009
  Blasting fixed electionsPDF files may take a moment to load

As the recent American election is finally set to conclude with Barack Obama's impending inauguration, it is worth reflecting on the wildly exciting electoral cycle down there to illuminate some concerns with the sometimes-proposed fixed election dates for Canada.

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December 04, 2008
  The new Canadian theocracyPDF files may take a moment to load

Given all the attention directed towards the Conservatives' governing crisis in the last few days, it's hard to fathom how no commentator has yet grasped the True meaning of the issue.

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December 04, 2008
  Considering political correctness: Queen's and the collapse of clear thinkingPDF files may take a moment to load

While the University of Calgary has been grappling with the incredible test of free speech posed by Campus Pro-Life, Queen's University has been busy committing much more egregious offences in the name of political correctness. Queen's has decided to hire and train six students as conversation facilitators to wander around residence and listen in on conversations to ensure political correctness.

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