Deep Thoughts

The Trouble with Santa Claus

The average American family buys one or two presents for their kids and leaves the...


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International Affairs

The Rise of Putinism

The Rise of Putinism

“Abe tightens grip on power as Japanese shun election.” So ran the page one headline...

Cultural Caviar

Dazzling and Dangerous

Dazzling and Dangerous

When I was young I lived an idyllic life. I played sports, chased girls, and read...

Europe

The Demand for Perfection

The Demand for Perfection

I was in New York when Lehman Brothers collapsed, in Dubai when property lost half...

RADIO DERB

The Business of America

The Business of America

It's not just the students who have taken to the chaise longues with smelling salts and hankies. College faculty and administrations are emoting right along with them.

Royal Watch

The Old Feudal Spirit

The Old Feudal Spirit

C.S. Lewis once said: “Where men are forbidden to honour a king they honour...

Obamacare

Jonathan Gruber: Honest Liberal

Jonathan Gruber: Honest Liberal

Brought before a House inquisition, MIT professor and Obamacare architect Jonathan...

Winning

Gabourey Sidibe For President!

Gabourey Sidibe For President!

When I think about the America that led me to emigrate from Canada, I think of...

Derbtown

Derbyshire’s Desert Island

Derbyshire’s Desert Island

I was a bit surprised to learn recently that the BBC radio program Desert Island...

Rude Remarks

Anomie en Masse

Anomie en Masse

I love those sweet, fleeting moments of near-lucidity when the janitors at the...

Zeitgeist

Intro to Megaphonics

Intro to Megaphonics

Last week, in the wake of the grand jury’s decision in Ferguson and the ensuing...

Cultural Caviar

The Pin-up’s Guide to Timing Your Suicide

The Pin-up’s Guide to Timing Your Suicide

When 20-year-old Playboy centerfold Dorothy Stratten was raped, murdered, and...

Warshington

A Russophobic Rant From Congress

A Russophobic Rant From Congress

Hopefully, Russians realize that our House of Representatives often passes thunderous...