Hits and Misses for November 10

Aboriginal soldiers among top WW1 snipers

Cpl. Francis Pegahmagabow was credited with 378 kills during the four years he spent on Europe's frontlines. An Ojibway from Ontatio, Pegamagabow was the most highly decorated aboriginal soldier in Canadian history.

Despite his heroism, Pegahmagabow still faced discrimination when he returned home from the war.

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MP Peter Stoffer, NDP

MP Peter Stoffer, NDP

Both MP Ryan Cleary and Peter Stoffer aren't sure why their tour was cancelled at Canadian Forces Station St. John's, but the Defence Minister won't be the one to tell them. Read more here.

Details are sketchy, if non-existent, but Iraqi officials claim that a meeting of top ISIS officials was targeted by a U.S. airstrike, and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was wounded in the attack. Unfortunately, if "cutting the head off the snake" actually worked, we could all rejoice at ISIS' defeat. But... someone crazier will more than likely take al-Baghdadi place. Read more here.

The United States' built a wall to separate themselves from the ills of Mexico. Canada and the U.S. once enjoyed the so-called "porous" border. Now, it seems, the U.S. Government believes that all evil travels via Canada. Perhaps a large wall will also help to keep our hordes of terrorists out. Because as we all know, the one thing that Islamic extremists don't do well is... climb. Read more here.

At first glance, the bar charts and graphs in this Globe article seem to suggest that the further left your political leanings, the less likely you are to have confidence in the military. But there's more there than meets the eye. Read more here.