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by Jeffrey Lord | Apr 2, 2020

The other day it was announced that my former CNN colleague Chris Cuomo was fighting the coronavirus. So I wanted to make sure to send along prayers for Chris and his family. We didn’t agree on politics — that, of…

by John G. Graboski | Apr 2, 2020

As the news of the spreading Wuhan coronavirus increasingly occupied the news over the past several months, the pinecones rained down from the ponderosa pines that comprise the Hidden Forest in the foothills of the Rockies south of Denver. Back…

by Roger Kaplan | Apr 1, 2020

There is a plaque at the Rose Park courts, and there are some mighty fine players here, nationally and internationally ranked, and others improving daily. When play resumes, they will do very well for a day or two and then…

by Stuart Kaufman | Mar 31, 2020

My latest column, in the February edition of the Charleston Mercury, became my last column as a result of a group of screaming banshees who think that they know better than anyone else what deserves to be read. The column…

by Jim Breslo | Mar 30, 2020

President Trump announced yesterday that he is extending the coronavirus guidelines for another 30 days, while expressing optimism that additional extensions will not be necessary. But it will be the nation’s governors and mayors, not Trump, who will decide when…

by Roger Kaplan | Mar 30, 2020

Pursuing my explanation to P, in Paris with his American lit seminar despite le confinement, Huck Finn rejects Aunt Sally’s civilizing mission and runs away, toward freedom: his own (“ahead of the rest,” he says) and Jim’s. Civilization comes with…

by Nic Rowan | Mar 27, 2020

I didn’t have much time to drink until this nationwide lockdown. Work always prevented me. Or family. Church, too, I suppose. Now all of that is gone. But at least I have time to develop my hobbies.   My wife and…

by The Editors | Mar 27, 2020

Our editors’ inboxes and comment sections are filled with insightful, sharp, and thought-provoking responses from our readers. So we’ve started a weekly roundup of highlights. Check up on our blog each Friday for more, and send your letters to editor@spectator.org!…

by Roger Kaplan | Mar 26, 2020

P, my Paris correspondent, asks me how we are holding up, I tell him we as a society will be fine if we stay true to our own selves and our customs. I approve giving his students Hawthorne to read…

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