How-To

Writing for the Rest of Us

Writing for the Rest of Us

Both Charles Murray and Steven Pinker have self-help books out for this summer....

Uncle Sam

The Strong-Arm of the Law

The Strong-Arm of the Law

When lawmen break the law, there is no law.   During a fortnight when the...

High Life

Crime Pays

Crime Pays

This is a tale of two unpunished crimes in one city. Let’s start with my old...

Trending

The Longest Distance Between Two Points

The Longest Distance Between Two Points

If there is one thing Americans love even more than a revolution, it is a mystery....

Afternoon Delight

Mental Qatardation

Mental Qatardation

For some fifty years now it seems that God has played a great joke on mankind,...

High Life

12 Years a Slave, 150 Years a Whiner

12 Years a Slave, 150 Years a Whiner

Damn, damn, damn! It has to be me, and here all these years I thought it was...

South of the Border

Marching on Behalf of a Gangster

Marching on Behalf of a Gangster

Last week, a crowd estimated at between 1,000 and 2,000 Mexicans marched and...

District of Corruption

Scrums Along the Potomac

Scrums Along the Potomac

The most recent moment of defining culture for the DC metropolis wasn’t the...

Derbtown

Useless Mouths

Useless Mouths

“The book that people are reading now,” according to Lion of the Blogosophere,...

Zeitgeist

Big Boob Is a Bust

Big Boob Is a Bust

As recently as the early 1970s, millions of Americans couldn’t say the word...

Sports

The Night America Yawned

The Night America Yawned

I just watched the Super Bowl, and boy, am I bored. What’s worse, I am left with...

South of the Border

Barbarians at the Mall Entrance

Barbarians at the Mall Entrance

What do you call it when thousands of dark-skinned, slum-dwelling youths conspire...

Commerce

Dr. Pangloss, Free Trader

Dr. Pangloss, Free Trader

“We’ve outsourced our manufacturing and much of our pollution, but some of it is...

Kids Today

Escaping America’s Youf

Escaping America’s Youf

American has a “youth” problem or, as sometimes put, a problem with “youfs” or...

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