Gary’s back in the saddle, having successfully navigated the modern day Byzantium represented by the health care system, and for which fact we can all give thanks, each in their own way. In a mass email today (which because it was mass, I take the liberty of excerpting without the author’s permission, deciding rather [...]
Saw the meme going down over on the NRO Corner – what’s your top ten iTunes play count? I was afraid to ask, but felt, you know: Like I owed it to you.
And life is a continuous surprise:
1) Kryptonite, Three Doors Down – 108 (I actually don’t dig it that much, [...]
Don’t care. Don’t need him. He’s purely domestic, engaged in the day-to-day scrap. Power for its own sake.
I find it boring.
He’s given up the mission for the seat, mistaken the mandate for mere self-perpetuation. Ran on a plank, and then once in office sprinted away from it.
The Republicans took good [...]
Jeff Goldstein had a rather detailed post up today, outlining how the major media outlets jumped the shark on the Katrina coverage. The press put out all kinds of news, that ended up being… well: Not entirely accurate.
No bodies in the freezer at the Superdome. No little babies had their throats slit after [...]
At least when I was young? And there was a zit under my chin?
I had to raise my head to see it…
All those interesting people marched last weekend in Our Nation’s Capital, and we’ve all had a great deal of good sport in the intervening time pointing them out, slapping our thighs and counting our blessings for political adversaries like these.
But yet, it was somehow incomplete. Something was missing, something ineffable…
According to this morning’s NYT:
After a summer of furious and steadily rising criticism, Gov. George E. Pataki evicted the proposed International Freedom Center museum yesterday from its place next to the World Trade Center memorial site. With that, the museum declared itself to be out of business.
It was always a horrible idea [...]
A light goes out… Or at the very least, it takes a sabatical.
Harry, of Harry’s Place – my very favorite post-communist, left/liberal voice of conscience, has decided to call it quits. It’s a terrible loss.
He does bow out gracefully, however – and leaves us all with much to ponder:
Of course the [...]
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I have had occasion from time to time, to sing the praises of Johns Hopkins University professor Fouad Ajami (as well, truth be told, to gently chide him, all in my anonymity).
But today, in the editorial pages of the Wall Street Journal, he lifts the obscurant veil of the unthinking instant, and reveals [...]