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Old School

I’m, like, digging Charles Murray’s new book, which grew — at the suggestion of his colleague Karlyn Bowman — out of in-house tips on grammar and usage for super-smart kids ...

We Need More Margaret Thatchers

While others here are more able to assess her political and historical significance, I shall address another aspect of Lady Thatcher’s greatness: She drove ’em nuts. “We on the Left ...

Sign of the Crass

Now I know that Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx had hailed President Obama “our lord and savior,” but I still think this was a bit much: In pardoning the Thanksgiving turkey this ...

Barack Obama: Yesterday’s Man

What was so deft in Paul Ryan’s speech last night was the image of a fading President Obama, a man “grasping at a moment that has already passed, like a ...

Sex and the Married Editrix

Helen Gurley Brown, author of the groundbreaking Sex and the Single Girl (1962) and the founding editor of Cosmopolitan magazine, who died Monday at the age of 90, set the ...

Why Aren’t Episcopalians Sexy?

The Episcopal Church’s 77th General Convention, which just concluded in Indianapolis, made me think of a New Yorker cartoon oft-cited among former Episcopalians. The cartoon features a nude male body being ...

The Reporter Did the Right Thing

This may be the only time in my life that I side with a New York Times reporter over a Republican candidate. On the video of Rick Santorum’s lashing out at Times ...

Feel Good with Rick

If you think Rick Santorum can get independents, go for it, folks. Senator Santorum, who enjoyed a magnificent triumph in three states last night, deserves a lot of credit, as ...

A Word of Advice

Who on earth is advising Mitt Romney? Somebody should have stopped this: “Romney blasts Gingrich over attack on debate moderators, news media” Yikes! Note to Mitt advisers: Republicans hate the news media. Got ...