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by | Feb 19, 2022

My great-grandpa John Jacob Howard (1846–1931) returned from the war in 1865, married Sarah Amanda Coldiron in Bell County, Kentucky, and raised eight kids — five boys and three girls. To all accounts, Great-Grandma Howard (1848–1924) had a knack for…

by | Dec 7, 2021

How does a faithless generation end? By suicide in a Sarco. What is a Sarco? Well, it’s a suicide machine that looks like the pod from Star Trek that housed Khan and his super-human compatriots. It comes with a window…

by | Jun 4, 2021

Donald Trump’s blog is gone.  CNBC reported on Wednesday that the former president’s one-man outlet, “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump,” has been shut down “for good” after a mere 29 days and 100 or so posts.  As of…

by | May 6, 2021

It’s the end of another exhausting week, and such weeks produce Five Quick Things columns in this space. Hey, it’s what I’ve got. Deal with it. I don’t have the energy for Five Long Things, and, probably, neither do you….

by | Sep 24, 2019

“I said nothing improper or illegal in my conversations with any head of state, including with President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine. “Conversations between the President of the United States and other heads of state must remain confidential for reasons that…

by | May 17, 2019

President Trump’s presser on his immigration bill was great news, and for me a matter of a little pride. I had briefed Jared Kushner on the Canadian merit system for legal immigration, and when Trump plugged my 2016 book, The…

by | Mar 1, 2019

NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland Every year, liberal journalists attend the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) with one mission: To smear the event as an extremist “right-wing” gathering attended only by racists and other dangerous freaks. A leading entry in this…

by | Feb 28, 2019

Our David Catron is doubtless right that “to get the full impact of Cohen’s performance” one would have to watch the entire nine hours. But who the hell would want to? I’d rather have 10-penny nails driven through my eye-balls….

by | Feb 18, 2019

The French government last week reported that anti-Semitic acts rose sharply last year, confirming a trend that has been noticeable at least since the early 1990s. You still hear the old Yiddish proverb, men ist azoy wie Gott in Frankreichor,…

by | Feb 7, 2019

Full disclosure: I am a lifelong sports fan/junkie/obsessive. The kind of guy who takes his teams’ losses personally, as if something bad had happened in the family. My daughter is a college athlete, so they actually are a part of…

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