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Conrad Black
by | Jun 21, 2017

One of the straws in the wind that indicates that the Never-Trumpers are becoming uneasy, as they are cantilevered out over the Grand Canyon while they try to attach credence to bad fairy tales about collusion and obstruction and unctuously…

by | Jun 7, 2017

The shield of denial and rejection that has insulated most of the Never-Trump coalition since election day is starting to disintegrate, as its lunacy becomes more apparent. Kathy Griffin is only the most recent example. Not since the last days…

by | Apr 25, 2014

The debunking of formerly oracular Global Warmer and proto-Gorite Michael Mann should have been a routine matter, conspicuous only for the skill and originality of the polemicist involved—I mean Mark Steyn, of course. To review: Rand Simberg at the Competitive…

by | Mar 24, 2014

WilsonBy A. Scott Berg(Putnam, 832 pages, $40) This is an interesting book about a very interesting subject, on whom the needle of agreed judgment has failed, more agitatedly than with most American presidents, to settle on a consensus. To his…

by | Oct 14, 2013

Over the weekend, I had the distinct privilege of undergoing my monthly “oblivious young woman in a hybrid with the Coexist bumper sticker cuts me off and then proceeds to give me the dirty look because I was in the…

by | Oct 4, 2013

Everyone from my barber to the hipster kid down the street who thinks he’s watched “the news” when he catches a clip of The Daily Show on his iPad has a take on the government shutdown and perpetual political stalemate…

by | Sep 3, 2013

Whether we’re talking about political or cultural battles, the concept of a “Big Tent” is an attractive, important one. Having a public platform that attracts a wide swath of supporters from across the spectrum should not be one’s primary concern….

by | Jul 8, 2013

I stumbled upon this little gem over the weekend and thought it worth sharing. It’s a review of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit in The Times Literary Supplement by his close friend and literary confidant Clive Staples Lewis. An excerpt: To…

by | May 21, 2013

Anyone who even just casually follows politics has a least favorite pundit. For many on the left side of the aisle, it seems to be a guy like Sean Hannity or Rush Limbaugh. For those on the Right, Chris Matthews…

by | Apr 23, 2013

The latest effort from radio show host and best-selling author Dennis Prager’s virtual “Prager University” is a course titled “God or Atheism — Which is more rational?” If you’re not familiar with Prager U, the concept is simple: five-minute “lectures”…

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