Most Important Story of the Week

Oh, sure, sure, you probably think it was this brilliant, essential examination of the Obama administration by Dorothy Rabinowitz in the Wall Street Journal.  Ha, I say!  And did I remember to say:  Ha? You must…

Anderson Saves The City

Brian Anderson, editor of the remarkable City Journal, (where, remarkably, I’m a contributing editor) has given an excellent and wide-ranging interview  to  the Atlantic.  Conor Friedersdorf (a highly intelligent interviewer who Q&A’d me once a while…

Wondrous Inanity of the Week

Not every week throws up a wondrous inanity, but a week when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi opens her mouth has a good shot. Nanny Nan, speaking at the Catholic Community Conference on Capital Hill, told the…

Happy Memorial Day

I’m taking the day off so there’s no Monday column this week.  Have a great day.  Give a thought to the people who make it possible–especially because, as of this writing, their commander-in-chief will reportedly not…

Mark & Rob & Peter & Me

This is pretty amusing, if you haven’t come across it.  Some of the gang from a new conservative website called Ricochet (see the news item) have been gathering at intervals to chat in the run-up to…

A Dopey Argument

A cartoon in a recent issue of the New Yorker shows a fireman arriving at a burning house only to be told by the homeowner, “No thanks.  I’m a Libertarian.”  That’s a cute joke because it…

Great Point of the Week

This award has to go to the smart and lovely Fox News commentator SE Cupp who wrote a piece for the New York Daily News protesting the use of leftist gasbag Keith Olbermann as a blogger…

Shameless Falsehood of the Week

I’m sure you’ve seen those Government Motors TV ads where GM Chairman Ed Whitacre manfully tells us he doesn’t blame us for distrusting his crummy, socialist company (thanks, Ed) for letting unions run it into the…

Christian Libertarianism

Over at our much beloved Big Hollywood last week, filmmaker Leigh Scott had some thoughtful and entertaining comments on Kick-Ass, a movie he liked and which I haven’t seen.  He says it’s a libertarian film and,…

Scary PC Craziness of the Week

By way of Human Events comes news that bus ads offering refuge from fatwa death threats to those who want to leave Islam were torn down by Miami-Dade Florida Transit at the behest of CAIR.  That’s…