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...

Europe

Enthusiastic Place Seekers

Enthusiastic Place Seekers

We shouldn’t be irritated when politicians utter absurdities – they are only...

Cultural Caviar

One and Done

One and Done

Robert D. Putnam, a Harvard political scientist most famous for his 1995 article...

Oh Canada!

The Gayest Gay Sweater of All

The Gayest Gay Sweater of All

The stink of bullshittery clinging to the so-called “gay sweater” first enters...

The Untold Story

A Factually Bereft U.S.A. Today

A Factually Bereft U.S.A. Today

A good historian should be an annoyance. Most people want simple, pat answers to...

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