Politics

The Political Classless

The Political Classless

In the early 1980s I became familiar with a cartoonist whom I considered to be one of...

Derbtown

Of Meth and Men

Of Meth and Men

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

Race and Supremacy

Last Call at the Milk Bar

Last Call at the Milk Bar

I’m being a pain in the ass again. My childhood makes me do it. When I was 11, we boy...

Commerce

Better a Crook than a WASP: The Left Ditches Progressivism

Better a Crook than a WASP: The Left Ditches Progressivism

If you’d asked me at the peak of public cynicism about giant oil companies—say,...

Rude Remarks

Good Taste in the Flyover States

Good Taste in the Flyover States

Literature has failed for decades to compete with the visceral arts in live venues,...

Trending

Half Off Everything!

Half Off Everything!

Roughly half of the emails I get from my blog readers ask, “Where do you get this...

Diversity Training

Creepin’ Commie Killjoys

Creepin’ Commie Killjoys

This week, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office cancelled six patents associated with...

By the sword

Gun Control and the Scope of Ethics

Gun Control and the Scope of Ethics

In 2004 in rural Berkshire, England, a rush-hour commuter train from London to Plymouth...

Deep Thoughts

The Parking Garage of the Fates

The Parking Garage of the Fates

“Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine”: so...

Cultural Caviar

Liberty, Equality, Regrettably

Liberty, Equality, Regrettably

For a number of years I used to write a weekly column in the British Medical Journal...

High Life

How Not to Be a Pug

How Not to Be a Pug

As everyone who has ever joined a club knows, Pugs is the world’s most exclusive one,...

The Big Bagel

Bill de Blasio, Conservative Hero

Bill de Blasio, Conservative Hero

When Bill de Blasio crushed his Republican rival, Joe Lhota, by 49 points in 2013, more...

Derbtown

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...

Modern Weapons

Varg the Distresser

Varg the Distresser

Louis Cachet, the artist formerly known as Varg Vikernes and the mastermind behind...

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