Mark Judge

Mark Judge is a Washington writer and author of God and Man at Georgetown Prep, Damn Senators: My Grandfather and the Story of Washington’s Only World Series, and other books.

Lingua Crapa

 

The decline of the mainstream media is not only a matter of liberal bias, but of linguistics. The dinosaur media is losing readers because it is full of bad writers. I grew up with the Washington Post, and still pad down the driveway faithfully every morning to read the paper. To be sure, the leftward […]

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The Fall of a Journalist

 

What happened to E.J. Dionne? Dionne, a liberal columnist for the Washington Post and Catholic intellectual, has become a representative of arguably the most serious problem with the left: the refusal to engage arguments from the other side. This leads to arguments that are repetitive, propagandistic, and frequently unmoored from reason and common sense. And […]

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The Rap on Hip-Hop

 

All About the Beat: Why Hip-Hop Can’t Save Black America By John McWhorter (Gotham Books, 186 pages, $20) For the past forty years and more, a fraud has been perpetrated on the Western world. Since at least the appearance of the first issue of Rolling Stone in 1967, it has been a common assumption that […]

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Carr Guy

 

Rarely does an opportunity for payback come with such delicious irony. But the truth is, the fact that The Night of the Gun: A Reporter Investigates the Darkest Story of His Life–His Own, the new book by David Carr, is repetitive, self-serving and dull, brings me no joy. This despite the fact that almost exactly […]

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Doubting Coulter — At First

 

I was ready to give up on Ann Coulter. Even as a fan and a strong conservative, I found her questioning of the 9/11 widows in Godless hysterical and heartless. I thought it sad that such a brilliant mind had become unhinged. Saying that the Jersey Girls, the four women who lost husbands at 9/11, […]

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Another Current Catastrophe

 

They’re at it again. A few months ago, I documented for Spectator readers the disaster that is Current magazine. Current is published by Newsweek — the full title is Current with Newsweek — and distributed on college campuses like Georgetown University, the “Catholic” school where I pick mine up. As I said in the previous […]

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Catechism’s Comeback

 

The Catholic left is in trouble. On March 31, the Catholic Church published the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. In format, the Compendium harkens back to the question-and-answer style popular in Catholic schools before Vatican II. Of course, the new compendium has also incorporated the documents of Vatican II into its teaching. […]

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Thundering Theophobes

 

At some future date, an intrepid scientist will announce that he has made a discovery: there is a correlation between heroin and liberal outrage. Apparently, when a leftist goes off on a tirade against conservatives, religion, or Evil America, it triggers an opiate release in the brain that causes a blissed-out high. Thus, as the […]

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Hall of Shame

 

At the risk of being immodest, I have a proposal for major league baseball that could help repair its reputation: let my grandfather into the Hall of Fame. Baseball is still under assault by people still shocked that Buck O’Neil, the great Negro League player and promoter, was passed over in the recent voting. These […]

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The Literary Counter-Reformation

 

Richard John Neuhaus is the most underrated writer in America. When his name appears in the press, it’s usually as Fr. Richard John Neuhaus, Catholic priest. Or Richard John Neuhaus, editor of the neoconservative religious journal First Things. Or Richard John Neuhaus, advisor and friend to President Bush. Overlooked in all this is Richard John […]

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