“Warren Kinsella's book, ‘Fight the Right: A Manual for Surviving the Coming Conservative Apocalypse,’ is of vital importance for American conservatives and other right-leaning individuals to read, learn and understand.”

- The Washington Times

“One of the best books of the year.”

- The Hill Times

“Justin Trudeau’s speech followed Mr. Kinsella’s playbook on beating conservatives chapter and verse...[He followed] the central theme of the Kinsella narrative: “Take back values. That’s what progressives need to do.”

- National Post

“[Kinsella] is a master when it comes to spinning and political planning...”

- George Stroumboulopoulos, CBC TV

“Kinsella pulls no punches in Fight The Right...Fight the Right accomplishes what it sets out to do – provide readers with a glimpse into the kinds of strategies that have made Conservatives successful and lay out a credible roadmap for progressive forces to regain power.”

- Elizabeth Thompson, iPolitics

“[Kinsella] deserves credit for writing this book, period... he is absolutely on the money...[Fight The Right] is well worth picking up.”

- Huffington Post

“Run, don't walk, to get this amazing book.”

- Mike Duncan, Classical 96 radio

“Fight the Right is very interesting and - for conservatives - very provocative.”

- Former Ontario Conservative leader John Tory

“His new book is great! All of his books are great!”

- Tommy Schnurmacher, CJAD

“I absolutely recommend this book.”

- Paul Wells, Maclean’s

“Kinsella puts the Left on the right track with new book!”

- Calgary Herald

To all long-suffering staff in the office of the “Ombudsman” Kid Kodak Marin: you can post here anonymously. No one will ever know your name, me included. 

Comment, in particular, on the despotic reign of Andre Marin - lots of people at Queen’s Park come on this web site, many times a day. They will read what you write.  It will help. 

1. He never loses. 

2. He loves beating guys who (a) don’t tell the truth (b) don’t know when to shut up. 


I don’t believe in heroes, per the song. But if I had one from my Carleton J-school days, it would have been Joe Scanlon. With his blunt assessments, with his dry humour, he drove many of my classmates crazy. But to me – just arrived from Calgary, wearing homemade punk T-shirts and ripped skinny jeans – I thought he was awesome. He clearly shared my approach. 

“You like pissing people off, don’t you?” he said to me one day, from under that toque. 

“I’m not the only one,” I said. He grinned. 

He was my HRP advisor – I did it on third party election advertising, which every other prof but Joe thought would never become an issue – and he would often quietly warn me when he felt I was picking too many fights. “Irishman,” he’d say. He got me.  

We lost track of each other when I went back home for law school. But when we got back in touch, he revealed himself to possess that same sense of humour. Said I was an “interesting student,” which was high praise indeed. 

Joe died suddenly yesterday. I will miss him a lot.

From one of our exchanges, a few weeks back:

RIP, Joe. You will be missed by this Irish troublemaker. 

May 15 at the Garrison in Toronto! Tickets right here. Hot Nasties tunes will indeed be played. 

(Kind of a big deal for us old farts, so we’d be honoured if you could come.)


Seems like just yesterday – the Daisy Group opened its doors on May 1, 2006, on Yorkville.  Our very first visitor, on the very next day? The best Liberal Party leader since Jean Chretien: Stephane Dion.

Lots of changes since that day, on which I was simultaneously scared and excited. And there are a lot of things I would have done differently, knowing what I know now.

But that’s all stuff in the rearview mirror. Looking forward to the year that is ahead, and our tenth anniversary!

Oh, and here is how we got our name.  My daughter liked it, and that was good enough for me.

Just got word: I won’t be back at the Sun papers. They wanted to make a change, and I was one of the changes.

I wasn’t surprised, at all. They’ve brought in someone who is close to CEO to be the “Liberal” voice, and I wasn’t very close to the CEO.

It was a fun four years, but as I predicted more than once, it wasn’t going to last.

Now, at least, I get to write about how bloody outrageous it is that a New York hedge fund owns most of the English-language newspapers in Canada, and how it accelerates the end of journalism in this country. And I will.

So stay tuned here, and elsewhere. With nearly three million views a year, this web site reaches more folks, anyway!

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…although, truth be told, a significant number of them are likely robots, as Tim Powers pointed out in Ottawa on Monday.  But Katy Perry and Justin Bieber better watch out – I’m in their rear-view mirror.

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