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Scotland: The Hole in the Lifeboat

Scotland: The Hole in the Lifeboat

An opinion journalist is expected to take a stand on newsy issues, even ones he...

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The Occupation

The Occupation

I have taken another trip on my syllogismobile to an alternate universe. Among the...

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Alaska Diary

Alaska Diary

The Derbs—Mr., Mrs., and Missy—spent two weeks in Alaska. Here are some random...

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Red Pill Blues

Red Pill Blues

Do I get downhearted? Yes I do. You think it’s easy, living on the red pill? In...

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Sorry, Ladies: The Great Chain of CultMarx

Sorry, Ladies: The Great Chain of CultMarx

From the police blotter: New York City police have arrested a man wanted for...

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One Cheer for Meritocracy

One Cheer for Meritocracy

I have just finished reading David Lebedoff’s 2008 book The Same Man: George...

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Quarterly Potpourri

Quarterly Potpourri

You can’t faze a New Yorker.  After all these years in the Big Apple, I really...

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Of Meth and Men

Of Meth and Men

A few columns ago I mentioned in passing that the Mrs. and I had been watching...

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A Fate of Ice and Fire

A Fate of Ice and Fire

The title I wanted for my 2009 call to pessimism was We Are Doomed, Doomed. The...

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Shame’s Cathedral

Shame’s Cathedral

I’ll admit I went to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum with a bad attitude. Why are...

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Two Bad Answers

Two Bad Answers

Wednesday this week marks the 25th anniversary of the Chinese army’s retaking...

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Reason is Racism, Ignorance Is Strength

Reason is Racism, Ignorance Is Strength

After all these years of bloviating, I still can’t tell in advance what will get...

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Confessions of a Middlebrow

Confessions of a Middlebrow

So I was in the downstairs study, idly surfing the Web while the Mrs. watched TV...

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We Shall Overspend!

We Shall Overspend!

Hope, our grandmothers told us, makes a good breakfast, but a poor supper. My...

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