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Politics & Policy

Hype and Hops

I was a tiny child a decade and a half below legal drinking age when I discovered the most important thing about beer: It is mostly about fads and hype, ...

Inauguration Retread

For me President Obama’s Inauguration 2013 was: Meet the new inauguration—same as the old inauguration. I live in Washington only a few blocks south of the Mall, so starting at ...

Newtown & My Critics

Well, at least no one is calling for my “head on a stick” — but that’s probably because Prof. Erik Loomis of the University of Rhode Island is about the ...
Politics & Policy

Roots of Success

If you are looking for a comprehensive autobiography of former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice, or even a comprehensive autobiography of her younger years, this is not the book for ...
Politics & Policy

Paleo Khan

In The Dangerous Book for Boys, the name Genghis Khan appears precisely once. It’s a passing reference, toward the end, in a section on the Great Wall of China. Yet ...