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Up in Smoke

“I lighted a cigarette, and gave myself up to meditation.” Thus runs the most expressi...

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Dispatch from Knob Creek

Dispatch from Knob Creek

Dave Weigel has a typically vivid piece about what the Knob Creek machine gun shoot was li...

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Afghanistan South

Afghanistan South

Heeding the advice of Gen. David Petraeus, Barack Obama has committed 17,000 more troops t...

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Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Where Everybody Knows Your Name

It has never ceased to amaze me that, as our stalwart editor commented to me, "€œit reve...

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Vengeance is Mine

Vengeance is Mine

This might surprise you, but I wasn’t always such a mild, soft-spoken guy. Before ...

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Gun Rights, the Militia, and Community

Gun Rights, the Militia, and Community

During the Cold War, conservatives rightly pointed out that the collectivist materialism o...

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Is Driver’s Ed a Liberal Art?

Is Driver’s Ed a Liberal Art?

Some immigrants assimilate more slowly than others. My best friend from childhood had pare...

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The Varieties of Anaesthetic Experience

The Varieties of Anaesthetic Experience

It was a balmy New England dawn, in that brief slice of the year when our clime is as mild...

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Back in the Briar Patch

Back in the Briar Patch

Like a catfish slipping off deck into cool, polluted waters, I’m back in NYC tonight...

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Nicotine and Me

Nicotine and Me

Tomorrow I take my first driving lesson: New Hampshire be warned! I did once drive, in Bat...

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Can Beagles Cause Blindness?

Can Beagles Cause Blindness?

I know this is supposed to be a lifestyle column, but each week I seem to find out that on...

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Do Try This At Home

Do Try This At Home

The cultural contrast between intriguing guests and apparently brain dead yack TV hosts ha...

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Sobering Thoughts

Sobering Thoughts

There's nothing to put a damper on your columns about food and wine like a grumpy old doct...

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When Johnny Comes Lurching Home

When Johnny Comes Lurching Home

Perhaps the greatest compensation for trading cramped digs in Rome for a spacious house in...