Looking Back

Was the Civil Rights Movement Really Necessary?

Was the Civil Rights Movement Really Necessary?

“But then there’d be no story.” That was my mother’s singsong refrain...

Injured Parties

Some Dead Bodies Are More Equal Than Others

Some Dead Bodies Are More Equal Than Others

The Confederate battle flag was taken down on Friday outside South Carolina’s...

News

The Week That Perished

The Week That Perished

The Week’s Most Painful, Baneful, and Shameful Headlines CALIFORNIA: NOW MORE...

Trending

Teutoxic

Teutoxic

There seems to be growing anti-German feeling in France, at least if what I read...

High Life

London Fog

London Fog

Wow, what a week. London may be bad for one’s health, but it sure makes it fun...

The Untold Story

If Drugs Could Kill

If Drugs Could Kill

After combing through the data for hours, academics have discovered the cause of...

Guns

On Second Thought, Stick to Your Guns

On Second Thought, Stick to Your Guns

A year ago, in the wake of yet another American High School massacre—this time...

Greece

Demagogue Days

Demagogue Days

Back in the good old days of 2,500 years ago, the Greeks blamed the gods for their...

Derbtown

Quarterly Potpourri

Quarterly Potpourri

Advice to investors. In last week’s column “Don’t Sup With a FUP” I...

Cultural Caviar

The Density Divide

The Density Divide

The concept of America being divided into sprawling red Republican regions and...

Elections

Sympathy for The Donald

Sympathy for The Donald

Once upon a time a candidate emerged who said what no one dared to say about the...

Media

The Curious Incident of the “Fag” in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the “Fag” in the Night-Time

In the classic Sherlock Holmes story “Silver Blaze,” Scotland Yard’s...

Zeitgeist

Shock Value

Shock Value

Courtney Love was right, and she was robbed. Thirty years ago, while still an...

Scandal

Mr. Sulu v. Uncle Tom

Mr. Sulu v. Uncle Tom

I’ve never seen a Star Trek movie and I’ve only seen one episode of the original...

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