Monthly Archives: February 2009

No chair for Daschle when the music stops

Apparently the Obama administration has reached its quota for cheats and bagmen in the cabinet, and Tom Daschle is out. But Holder, Geithner, and the Clintons are still in, so Hope and Change are alive. Not to worry though, Obama … Continue reading

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“Liberal Creep”

It’s a blizzard, mixing sleet and snow, stirring cold pots with blow torches, from Father Oakes. I’m going to imagine that if Richard Neuhaus were still alive and at his desk when Oakes sent this in that there would have … Continue reading

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Joseph Bottum: What John Updike’s obituaries missed

It’s here: You could hardly breath while reading all the obituaries that marked the death of the novelist John Updike on Jan. 27. In the funereal hush, as the nation streamed by for one last glimpse of the body of … Continue reading

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“Forgiveness and Irony”

Roger Scruton, at City Journal: It is very difficult to kill the innocent Mrs. Smith and her children as they go about their family shopping. Hence this strategy for ego-building cannot begin simply from the desire to kill. Mrs. Smith … Continue reading

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