Moolah

Landed Fortunes

Landed Fortunes

“There is no more potent instrument of fate in 19th century fiction than the...

The Untold Story

Insidious Orwellian Machines

Insidious Orwellian Machines

I met Doug Williams in August while developing a pilot for a TV show about myth...

Derbtown

Quarterly Potpourri

Quarterly Potpourri

Virtue totalitarianism. For devout Christian bakers, florists, and photographers...

British Politics

Change for Change’s Sake

Change for Change’s Sake

Britain’s new multi-party politics has pundits and bookies salivating at the...

Uncle Sam

Civil Service Examinations Make a Comeback

Civil Service Examinations Make a Comeback

Is Barack Obama keeping a little list of ongoing litigation against the federal...

Superstardumb

Ignorance Among Hollywood Conservatives

Ignorance Among Hollywood Conservatives

I could’ve written this column a week ago, before the National Geographic...

Injured Parties

America’s Last Remaining Manufacturing Industry

America’s Last Remaining Manufacturing Industry

I hate the real phone, so despite my lifetime membership in the Cult of Mac,...

Feminism

The Sin of Chivalry

The Sin of Chivalry

A very common sexist stereotype is that women are absurdly hypersensitive. Funny...

News

The Week That Perished

The Week That Perished

The Week’s Most Dreadful, Fretful, and Regretful Headlines GAY-KILLING DUO GETS...

Injured Parties

Snuffed Out

Snuffed Out

The least one can say of the psychiatric treatment given to Andreas Lubitz, the...

High Life

Down with Modernism, up with Mozart

Down with Modernism, up with Mozart

End of season is always bittersweet, the melting snows a bit like autumn leaves,...

Media

The Accidental Gawker

The Accidental Gawker

Whenever I see liberals salivating over some black guy I’ve never heard of, my...

British Politics

The Reign of John Bercow

The Reign of John Bercow

The Speaker of the House of Commons is the most powerful commoner in the United...

Derbtown

A Civilization Steeped in Dishonesty

A Civilization Steeped in Dishonesty

[Scene:  A bakery store somewhere in the U.S.A.] Customer:  “Good...

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