(Help!) Don't Laugh: More Corner Research Blegging Does anyone know any malls in the New York City-area that have sonogram setups for “fetus photos”? Thanks in advance.
Good Ideas You Rarely Hear About 15-year-old cord blood provides hope for cancer patients: one of the many alternatives to embryonic-stem-cell research.
More Mayor Bloomberg Stupidity He lets the “artist” Christo loose on Central Park. Here’s Roger Kimball in the
Journal: “In some ways, Christo Javacheff is the ideal artist for the Christmas season. At least, he is the ideal artist for the ...
Stop The "Testosterone-Poisoned Rhetoric"! It’s such a shame some of the loonier antiwar projects are below the mainstream radar screen–some of them are just so colorful. Betcha didn’t know about “Code Pink,” for instance. At Lafayette Park, across from the White ...
Next year, if I don’t make more than a dozen slots available and take more time to put together the “best of” the year on NRO list, I simple will kill it. Minutes after I swore I would never ...
I forget to post the “donate to NRO” link to The Corner until readers remind me! So, by popular demand, here it is! Feel free to put your money where your reading is.
One of The Best Pieces Arguing Against Cloning... …was written by Ramesh Ponnuru. Reason, not faith-based. Accessible to all.
"What The Heck Is a Neocon?" This Max Boot piece should provide some Corner fodder.
Readers Bribing Us to Post I just got this from a reader: “OK, I just bought two of the frosted mugs. Now, can you please use your evil powers and get some people posting on the corner?”
Joe Lieberman will “probably” run for president.
The New Year’s edition of NRO us up.
…that it took them only three months to figure out how to clone humans, and that we should expect three more clones before the end of January. That being said, if this were legit, you’d think they would wait ...
So many reasons to hope this clone news is a hoax, among them the fact that the group claiming it is full of nuts. Here’s a look.
Lucianne Goldberg’s on CSPAN at 8.
North Korea Expelling Inspectors To parphrase Don Rumsfeld: We can get you, too.
How can Saudi Arabia be a member of the WTO and yet not recognize another member Israel?
A ban on all human cloning should be a top priority for the next Congress.
…continues to send us a message about where they
really stand on the war on terror.
White Christmas, The Morning After Not to be a grinch, but are there no songs about cleaning the driveway after the White Christmas? :-)
A Step Toward The Tower Medals WTC scrap to be used in new warship.
A reader reminds me that there’s no news that Wal-Mart has pulled lingerie Barbie from the shelves.
The Inspectors Are Working Today ..in Iraq. They did have to take off the last day of Ramadan, however.
You must check out marksteyn.com.
Yes, I Do Remember It Is Christmas... …turkey is cooking about a foot away from the computer.
Warning, you may lose your Christmas dinner if you read this.
Not Just This Year, Not Just The Red Cross & Canada You can tell I’m going through archives–came upon this John O’Sullivan piece form last year.
Mickey Kaus has been doing yeomen’s work covering these assinine Bill Frist-racism charges (unsharpened pencils!?). Worth reading (as he always is) if you haven’t.
And thank you to you all who sent such nice holiday notes over the last few weeks and everyone who makes us a part of your days.
Good piece from Cliff May, former NY Times foreign correspondent (and off-and-on NRO contributor), on Sean Penn and getting spun by totalitarian regimes.
C-SPAN’s gonna air entire course on Clinton presidency. Of course, it can’t be worse than living through the real thing…or can it?
Bush to the Iranians. But, as Ledeen would say, “faster, please” and louder–make it a priority.
Don't Forget to Wear Your Burka …or the religious police will find you and kill you. (This, in Kashmir.)
I wonder if they will ever give it to the guy leading a global war on terror, Pres. Bush.
…our Christmas site is up. Enjoy–Bill Bennett, Victor Davis Hanson, Dave Konig, the Derb, and many, many more. Hope it’ll hold you through to the 27th, when we post the New Years’ site. Well, that and The Corner! ...
…and if you have some spare change, feel free to throw it NRO’s way.
A reader writes:
I’m one of the Corner’s most loyal liberal readers, and I think you’re
probably pretty right that Martin Peretz is being a little whiny and
backwards-thinking when he goes on and on about how ...
Someone Needs a Chill Pill Marty Peretz is just a tad sore still about Al Gore losing. He writes:
No political figure in living memory has been as targeted by the media as Gore, so relentlessly ridiculed for offenses invented mostly by the media itself. ...
A report in her homestate paper today says she
intended to be provocative (here’s, by the way, her unsatisfactory statement). No need to apologize, in other words, she’s just a freethinking liberal who can say whatever ...
Several readers have emailed me upset they did not get their regular Friday dose of Victor Davis Hanson. Have no fear! He is coming to NRO
real soon. Tomorrow (Sat.) we’ll be posting our “Christmas site” around ...
Alaska’s Frank Murkowski has picked his daughter to serve out his Senate term, not Jonah’s bride, NRO’s favorite Alaskan. The worst part, of course, if Jonah won’t be harassing Ms. Rodham in the Senate cafeteria.
…should get some heat for this, dontcha think?
“MIA” will be up there a few more hours (on the homepage) because our web robot got trampled while walking past Macy’s. He’s being treated/repaired–whatever you do with portable artificial-intelligence units–and will be fully functioning ...
Bill Frist may be getting Nickles backing.
US Ambassador Negroponte: Iraq’s gaps in arms declaration constitute “material breach.”/REUTERS
…has a great op-ed in the
Washington Post today warning Senate Republicans about their evident ineptitude in this little Lott matter. (The Standard has it up on their site, too–I give you that link, in ...
The new editor of
The Hill, is Hugo Gurdon, who has written for NRO.
Smallpox Vaccinations--The Right Thing Glenn Reynolds, “Instapundit,” makes the case for smallpox vaccinations, despite the risks, over at techcentral. (When is that dynamite site going to get a real name? Can someone start a petition?)
Kudos to The Bush Administration... …and the FDA…for appointing Dr. David Hager to an FDA oversight panel on women’s health, despite a feminist PR assault on him (which the media gladly lead). Their main beef with him: He was part of a Christian ...
The worst of the year in the book industry–amusing.
really hope no one is reading The Corner!!
I’ll stop apologizing today when I disappear, I think. Jonah, I posted a Ramesh post on “Bootism” in the middle of the night (RP was having technical difficulties) and misattributed it to Max Boot. What planet am I on? ...
Iraq Is Hiding Scientists
David Frum On Cloning and More
a Mark Steyn Year in Review
Thousands Wait For Clones... …the Raelians claim. I
do hope they are liars. But, of course, given the ever-misleading media reporting on clones, I would not be surprised if their list of victims is extensive.
Porn found in Barney kids’ book.
Kate just made this point on CNN: Bush was criticized when he called the axis of evil evil but he’s, unfortunately, being proven right.
A Word For David Letterman A reader writes:
Doesn’t anyone at The Corner have a good word for Mr. Letterman, who spent
his Christmas hanging with the troops in Afganistan?
We have an anti-Sean Penn here and nobody notices.
The National Right to Life Committee on the Clonaid claim:
NRLC has no way to evaluate the validity of claims that a cloned human infant has been born, and that other women are carrying unborn human clones.
But what is ...
…, and everyone who has mentioned this Clonaid news to me this morning, most of whom have not been paying any attention (most Americans) to the work of the likes of the Kass Commission, is focusing on the fact that these ...
It's Time to Start Naming... …our Supreme Court picks. Ramesh Ponnuru (do you
have to be a lawyer?), Kate O’Beirne, Mary Ann Glendon, Robert P. George, Ted Olson, Mark Levin, Jonathan Adler…Priscilla Owen!
The Becket Fund gives this year’s Ebeneezer Award.
Sam Tanenhaus shoots down accusations that President Bush has an emperor complex.
The State Department denies it has a policy of avoiding sending Jewish diplomats to Saudi Arabia.
A wire story on Beltway fashion.
I was just outside–the snow still as heavy as can be. I’m not sure I’ve ever had a Christmas so white.
…this is the most moronic published article of the day.
That The Corner neither took Ramadan nor Christmas totally off.
There Had Better Be More to This Story I think we could all find something at Toys R Us–or under the Christmas tree–that we could find ample reason to want pulled from shelves–and which wouldn’t be. This doesn’t seem justifiable.
Christmas Confusion in Moscow Anne Applebaum from Russia: “The celebration of Western Christmas on Dec. 25 is a phenomenon purely of the most recent, post-Soviet decade. This week, a poll showed that 18 percent of Russians intend to celebrate on Dec. 25 (which remains a working day). ...
Preparing Pets For Attack Israel thinks of everything.
FBI seizes election ballots in Nevada.
Christmas With The Heaths
There’s an Israeli Trent Lott.
Syria may be hiding WMD for Iraq.
Murray: Lost in The Christmas Rush I just did a google-news search for Patty Murray and the
New York Post was all that came up. Haven’t Nexised it yet, but I think it is safe to say the story is fading, however wrongly.
More On Rocking The Casbah Steve Sailer has a piece up on UPI on Strummer.
A reader writes:
I’m a faithful reader of NRO and The Corner, but haven’t subscribed to NRODT
to this point because a) I rarely have time to sit down and read a print
publication while at law school ...
Bill McGurn on what Saudi Arabia & Sweden have in common.
U.S. Ambassador in London hosts Hamas.
…is not cooperative. (More shocking news from around the world.)
Ex-Rep. John Kasich has this “From the Heartland” Fox show and I tuned in late on the late-night replay just now. He had too young army kids–one male and one, of course, female. Well, useful John Kasich, of course, ...
As We Work Here At Nro This Saturday... …(what was once, idealistically, going to be the first day of a little break)–I keep thinking: Lott
should have resigned last Friday.
Peretz complaining that
even media liberals like Chris Matthews, Cokie Roberts, and Maureen Dowd “savaged” Gore, reminded me of one of the most memorable scenes from those post-election days: Chris Matthews near tears after Gore delivered (...
The Red Cross, Too, in The U.K... …doesn’t want to offend Muslims with Christmas decorations.
I just now placed my first NRO Store order (who doesn’t need to keep warm, or to have a mousepad or an apron(!)–and part of my annual contribution to FEDEX. Bought some gifts–still have to return in ...
…it turns out Santa Claus writes for NRO. Listen to Sean Hannity right NOW and you’ll understand. (Santa’s last name rhymes with “Come In,” fyi.)
Why Conservatives Wanted Lott to Go From the AP: “The remarks drew immediate criticism from black leaders and Democrats. They
were quickly joined by conservatives worried that the comments would create
a distracting firestorm that would harm the White House’s and GOP’s efforts
In the interest of pursuing the best possible agenda for the
future of our country, I will not seek to remain as Majority Leader of
the United States Senate for the 108th Congress, effective January 6,
2003. To all those who offered ...
Thank You, Lamar!: He's For Frist; He's a Leader! A Lamar! aide just updated me on Senator-Elect Alexander on the leadership issue. Alexander issued this statement today, after Sen. Dr. Frist announced he’s running: “If Bill Frist is a candidate for majority leader I’m for him. He’...
…that none of us posted this earlier. but then again, considering law-enforcemtn’s approach to illegal aliens, is it really that surprising that we would extend Social Security to Mexico.
…to subscribe to NR! Or to subscribe for a loved one (yeah,
I know I’m not the only one who still has to shop). Or subscribe for an enemy–what’s better than the gift of reason??? (...
I Just Got a Call From Uncle Sam
I Know This Is Probably in Bad Taste... …but some of these new WTC proposals are just so odd. Like this one. My first thought was: Connect Four.
Last night on his HBO show, Bryant Gumbel interviewed Martha Burk, the one-woman crusade (ok, so I lie–it’s a two person crusade–her and Howell Raines) against Augusta National. Gumbel, it turns out, belongs to the same all-male ...