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The Hustings: Week in Review, June 16-20

With the close of another week, the Hustings marks a month of concise, conservative conversation.

Our team welcomes new contributors J. Dan Aiken and Henry Srebrnik, whose inaugural posts concern American engagement in Iraq and the prospects for an independent Kurdistan, respectively. Posts from Tom Stringham and Geoffrey Wale round out our coverage of the Mesopotamian crisis.

Earlier this week, Geoffrey followed up on the election in Ontario, warning that the Liberal victory will eventually lead to more pain for public sector unions. Looking to the 2016 presidential election, our resident American, Cody Boutilier, weighed the virtues and vices of Republican firebrand Ted Cruz.

In other political analysis, contributors Tom Kott and Tom Stringham discussed new Bloc Quebecois leader Mario Beaulieu. Jackson Doughart questioned the Conservatives’ strategy of taking shots at the federal NDP.

Two of our commentators took on the media this week. Karsten Erzinger pointed out irregularities in the media’s coverage of the Northern Gateway pipeline, and Jackson made an example of Toronto Star writer Heather Mallick.

In cultural commentary, Jackson took on race in the case of Donald Sterling, and Tom Stringham tackled the topic of gender. Finally, Barbara Kay made the controversial case for banning pit bulls.

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The Hustings: Week in Review, June 9-13

The Hustings thanks its followers for their readership as it concludes another week of sharp, conservative commentary.

Turmoil in Syria and Iraq has most notably drawn our attention this week. Jackson Doughart and Tom Stringham cut away the fluff in their analyses of the developing crisis in the region.

Cody Boutilier brought his wealth of historical knowledge to bear on each of the World Wars, remarking on the seventieth anniversary of D-Day and bringing to light the shadow of Russia’s role in the First World War, in the centennial year of its outbreak.

Karsten Erzinger tackled two topical controversies in his essays on marijuana and prostitution. Geoffrey Wale made an analysis of religion and public life, defending the separate Catholic school board in Ontario but decrying frivolous appeals to religious freedom.

In cultural commentary this week, contributor Tom Kott made the case against tipping in response to a debate among columnists at the National Post, while Cody took aim at a lingering culture of racial hostility, and Tom called for a reformation of the culture of the internet.

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The Hustings: Week in Review, June 2-6

The Hustings wraps up its second full week of commentary today with engaging entries from Tom Stringham and Cody Boutilier.

The Hustings was pleased to add Karsten Erzinger as a contributor this week. In his first piece on Monday, he made the case for a proactive social conservatism that would be left less often on the defence.

Karsten jumped quickly into the fray over Canadian prostitution laws. While Cody argued on Monday for German-style legalization, Karsten replied in defense of a less permissive arrangement. Cody rebutted, and in the meantime, Tom argued that an outright ban on prostitution was the safest option.

Editor Jackson Doughart weighed in this week on foreign policy, correcting writer Anne Applebaum on Western European Euroscepticism and breaking down the motives of Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan.

In two posts this week, Geoffrey Wale decried cultural relativism and praised the early gay rights advocacy and secularist attitude of Republican Barry Goldwater, eliciting a critical response from Tom.

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The Hustings: Week in Review

The Hustings takes a break for the weekend today, having featured, in its first full week of commentary, a score of entries from seven of our talented writers.

Our contributors have engaged the issue of abortion policy in Canada, with editor Jackson Doughart seeing a bright spot for the pro-life cause in Justin Trudeau’s dark new mandate, and guest poster Alexandre Meterissian making a case for modern, European-style abortion regulations.

Jeffrey Collins brought his foreign policy credentials to bear in his case for Western pragmatism in Syria, and Cody Boutilier brought to light the profound challenge facing our society with the ceaseless advance of technology.

Political tumult in Europe has been on our minds as well: Geoffrey Wale offered a defense of Dutch political personality Geert Wilders, while Tom Stringham and Jackson Doughart attempted to unearth the real political causes of the legislative earthquake in the EU. Meanwhile, Barbara Kay skewered the decision of a Belgian euthanasia advocate to hold his conference at Auschwitz.

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