Peter Worthington, QMI Agency

Peter Worthington was one of three co-founders of the Toronto Sun and was its editor-in-chief for 12 years. Prior to that, for 15 years at the Toronto Telegram he covered mostly international crises, wars and revolutions, and opened the first Canadian newspaper bureau in Moscow. While on assignment, he witnessed the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald in 1963. In WWII he was an air gunner with the Fleet Air Arm, and in the Korean war a platoon commander with the Princess Patricias. Peter died in May 2013 and was survived by his wife Yvonne, children Guy, Danielle and Casey, son-in-law David Frum and grandchildren Miranda, Nathaniel, Wilson, Jackson, Beatrice and Kathleen. He was 86.


Military officials applaud together with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, during the Unhasu concert in Pyongyang, in this picture released by North Korea's KCNA news agency April 16, 2013. (REUTERS/KCNA)

N.K.: Nutbar Kim

Conventional wisdom is Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s nutbar leader, has inadvertently painted himself into a corner by threatening thermonuclear war with South Korea and the U.S.

Senator Patrick Brazeau is seen being escorted out of the Gatineau Court House in Gatineau, Quebec on February 8, 2013. (ANDRE FORGET/QMI Agency)

Sen. Accountability

Until his celebrated charity boxing match with Justin Trudeau last March, all most Canadians knew about Sen. Patrick Brazeau was that he was supposed to be a black belt in karate, and that everyone (including himself) predicted he’d clobber Justin.

The American flag. (REUTERS/Brendan McDermid)

Islamology 101: Subtle distinctions in Middle East are things the West should realize

In an article in the National Post, Cliff May wonders why in U.S. universities, there isn’t a field of study on “Islamology,” as there once was on “Sovietology” when the U.S.S.R. was a global threat, and in the business of subverting, spying, dominating, coercing and influencing public opinion.

Supporters of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney react on election night on November 7, 2012 in Boston. AFP PHOTO/EMMANUEL DUNAND

Republican party needs to broaden its base

Arguably, the clearest message of the U.S. election that gave Barack Obama four more years in the White House is that the Republicans have lost touch with large segments of the American people.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is seen alone during a photo opportunity with the new Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, Judith Guichon at his office Oct 1, 2012, in Ottawa, Ontario. (ANDRE FORGET/QMI AGENCY)

Stephen Harper's pirouette

When he was prime minister, the late Pierre Trudeau revelled in foreign travel – partly because he had wanderlust at heart, and partly because he enjoyed creating a sensation wherever he went and being adored by the public.

Cpl. Stuart Langridge of the Lord Strathcona’s Horse armoured regiment in Afghanistan in an undated photo.

DND’s shameful denials in soldier’s suicide

An added tragedy to the suicide of Cpl. Stuart Langridge in Edmonton barracks in 2008, is not that he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but that to the day he died he loved the army and relished being a soldier.

Leslie a good — and logical — choice for next defence chief

The scramble is on in the military for the next chief of defence staff — the highest rank in our military and the one who commands, controls, administers the Canadian Forces, and implements the government’s defence policies.