The Corner

Edward D. Lowry, R.I.P.

My father died yesterday after complications brought on by the flu.  He was a devoted husband and father and a man of passionate interests. An English professor for decades at what was then Trinity College in Washington, D.C., he loved American literature of the 1920s and 1930s. He was a huge Big Band fan, and possibly the world’s worst amateur trumpeter. He was an intense World War II buff and a prolific and talented scale modeler (see the video below for a quick tour of his handiwork in his study). He adored cats and had tender regard for any creature down to and including insects. His heart was emblazoned with Yankees pinstripes and he was content to watch pretty much any baseball game at any time. He made an excellent chocolate mousse and baked homemade bread. As you might guess from his fondness for the 1930s and 1940s, he was old school, almost loath to go to the grocery story without wearing a jacket and tie. I’m not sure I ever heard him raise his voice. He was a private man and hard to get to know. But we knew him and loved him and will miss him. R.I.P.

 

Rich Lowry — Rich Lowry is the editor of National Review. He can be reached via email: comments.lowry@nationalreview.com. 

Most Popular

Elections

Fire Brenda Snipes

Brenda Snipes, the supervisor of elections in Florida’s Broward County, does not deserve to be within a thousand miles of any election office anywhere in these United States. She should be fired at the earliest possible opportunity. Snipes has held her position since 2003, in which year her predecessor, ... Read More
PC Culture

The Lonely Mob

Just before the election, an Andrew Gillum intern named Shelby Shoup was arrested and charged with battery after assaulting some college Republicans on the campus of Florida State University. It was rather less exciting than that sounds: She went on a rant about “Nazis” and “fascism” — Gillum’s ... Read More
World

How Immigration Changes Britain

Almost nothing is discussed as badly in America or Europe as the subject of immigration. And one reason is that it remains almost impossible to have any sensible or rational public discussion of its consequences. Or rather it is eminently possible to have a discussion about the upsides (“diversity,” talent, ... Read More
Elections

Sorry, Brian Kemp Still Won

Here was the state of play as of yesterday per the Kemp campaign’s breakdown of publicly available information: As of Saturday, November 10, 2018 (12:00 p.m.) *Information below is public.  Total votes reported: 3,924,658 Kemp: 1,975,162 (50.33%) Abrams: 1,912,383 (48.73%) Metz: ... Read More
Elections

The Georgia Smear

Back in 2016, when Trump refused to say he’d necessarily accept the result if he lost, we were told that this was a terrible violation of democratic norms. Now, refusing to accept that you lost an election is the highest form of patriotism. Not only are the media and the Left not pressuring Stacey Abrams to ... Read More