The Corner

Da Bard Meets Da Bears

In honor of Shakespeare’s 448th birthday, Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel has declared tomorrow “Talk Like Shakespeare Day.” Quite appropriate, actually, as Rahm himself is well known for his extremely creative use of language. I encourage people to take up his suggestion, but within the limits of prudence: Speak on, but be not over-tedious.

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Politics & Policy

Basta La Vista, Baby

Dear Reader (And especially Martha McSally’s dog), As I often note, I increasingly tend to see the political scene as a scripted reality show in which the writers don’t flesh out the dialogue so much as move characters into weird, wacky, confrontational, or embarrassing positions. It’s a lot like The ... Read More
U.S.

Friends of Elmer

Do you know what scares an American outdoorsman more than a grizzly bear? Twitter. In the late summer and early autumn, the hunting world had its eyes on the courts: The Trump administration had issued new guidance that would permit the hunting of brown bears (popularly known as grizzly bears), including in ... Read More