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Will Putin Get a Pulitzer?

Will Putin Get a Pulitzer?

Waving off the clerics who had come to administer last rites, Voltaire said: “All my...

Shaidle Unchained

Where There’s a Will

Where There’s a Will

The difference between stereotypes and clichés is that stereotypes are mostly...

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Liabilities of Liberalism

Liabilities of Liberalism

“Liberalism,” James Burnham once wrote, “is the ideology of western...

Oy Vey!

A World Without Western Civ

A World Without Western Civ

At the Republican National Convention last week in Cleveland, none of the speakers...

News

The Week That Perished

The Week That Perished

The Week’s Most Spiteful, Frightful, and Inciteful Headlines CRUNCHING THE NUMBERS...

Cultural Caviar

Mankind Is Stuffed

Mankind Is Stuffed

When I was a boy I had a classmate (with whom my relations were neither particularly...

Huh

I Ain’t Afraid of No Black Women

I Ain’t Afraid of No Black Women

America is obsessed with keeping black women happy. The bigotry of low expectations...

Elections

Kamikaze Cruz

Kamikaze Cruz

The big news of the day: Ted Cruz declined to endorse Donald Trump. Instead, he used...

Tyranny

Turkey’s Tricky

Turkey’s Tricky

Turkey matters, for obvious reasons: its size (population: 80 million); its...

Cultural Caviar

Race, Rape, Republicans, and Rehab

Race, Rape, Republicans, and Rehab

Mel Gibson is back, and that’s bad news for the Jews! August 25th marks the release...

Cultural Caviar

Paul Feig, Honorary Non–Straight White Male

Paul Feig, Honorary Non–Straight White Male

Do you ever get the impression that our endless identity-politics culture wars have...

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The Tepid Trumper

The Tepid Trumper

I don’t like Donald Trump on the First Amendment, don’t trust him on the Second,...