Reason’S Blog

It’s called “ Hit and Run” – which is of course what people do when they run into folks standing on a corner. Draw your own conclusion. Delighted to welcome them to the game, though I do hope that when historians write their extremely boring books about blogging, they will note that NRO was trailblazer when it came to intellectual/political magazines doing this sort of thing. Oh, and please, no emails pointing me to obscure multi-author sites which predated the Corner. That’s not the point.

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U.S.

Fire the FBI Chief

American government is supposed to look and sound like George Washington. What it actually looks and sounds like is Henry Hill from Goodfellas: bad suit, hand out, intoning the eternal mantra: “F*** you, pay me.” American government mostly works by interposition, standing between us, the free people at ... Read More
Film & TV

Black Panther’s Circle of Hype

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) first infantilizes its audience, then banalizes it, and, finally, controls it through marketing. This commercial strategy, geared toward adolescents of all ages, resembles the Democratic party’s political manipulation of black Americans, targeting that audience through its ... Read More