I'm starting the week in Toronto, where I'll be checking out the barristerial braggadocio of the closing arguments at my friend Ezra Levant's defamation trial at the Ontario Superior Court.
~Afterwards, I'll be swinging by the Sun News Network for their Quebec election night special, coast to coast across Canada starting at 8pm Eastern. Pauline Marois and the Parti Québécois pretty much bungled the entire campaign. If they can't pull off a last-minute upset, this could prove a very consequential election for Quebec's interminable pseudo-secessionist movement.
~A good column on free speech: Joel Kotkin on the spread of "debate is over" syndrome.
~A good column on climate change: Christopher Booker on how the IPCC suckered the world for so long.
~A good column on climate change and free speech: David Rose on the real cost of Climate McCarthyism.
~MICHAEL E MANN'S ENEMIES LIST: Following his attack on The Hill, the tireless Dr Mann has tracked down another obvious #KochMachine denialist who needs to be brought into line or banished from view - MSNBC's black feminist Melissa Harris-Perry. Yesterday he retweeted:
Retweeted by Michael E. Mann
D. R. Tucker @DRTucker 8h
@MHPshow Thumbs down for having Bjorn Lomborg on as a guest this morning. The man has spent years downplaying the need to act on climate.
Shame on Melissa Harris-Perry for having the effrontery to book guests who disagree with Dr Mann! I think we're going to make Michael Mann's ever expanding enemies list a regular feature, and, once we've got up to 52, we'll release them as a pack of playing cards.