The Corner

Haggis, My Haggis

I’ve discovered the identity of the haggis donor. It’s a friend, a priest with a perverse culinary sense (when I suggested to him that he should avoid a pungently aromatic cheese called Stinking Bishop, he ran out, bought some, and pronounced it divine). I don’t know whether he’ll consider it a blessing or a curse, but I intend to have him over to dinner when we cook the haggis. My wife says, “Er, you’re eating that one by yourselves.” Have we any haggis lovers among Corner readers? How would you suggest preparing the thing? The haggis company sent along Robt Burns poem, “To a Haggis,” which I suppose we’ll have to recite over the bloody thing as it lies in repose atop my table. But I will have to throw in some choice observations taken from “The Wit and Wisdom of Groundskeeper Willie.”

Most Popular

Politics & Policy

Kat Timpf Chased Out of Brooklyn Bar

Fox News personality and National Review contributor Kat Timpf was forced to leave a bar in Brooklyn over the weekend after a woman she had never met became enraged upon learning she worked in conservative media. Timpf, who has twice previously been harassed while socializing in New York City, first described ... Read More
Film & TV

The Dan Crenshaw Moment

Given the spirit of our times, things could have gone so differently. On November 3, when Saturday Night Live comic Pete Davidson mocked Texas Republican Dan Crenshaw’s eye patch, saying he looked like a “hit man in a porno movie” — then adding, “I know he lost his eye in war or whatever” — it was a ... Read More

The Present American Revolution

The revolution of 1776 sought to turn a colony of Great Britain into a new independent republic based on constitutionally protected freedom. It succeeded with the creation of the United States. The failed revolution of 1861, by a slave-owning South declaring its independence from the Union, sought to bifurcate ... Read More

Florida’s Shame, and Ours

Conspiracy theories are bad for civic life. So are conspiracies. I wonder if there is one mentally normal adult walking these fruited plains -- even the most craven, abject, brain-dead partisan Democrat -- who believes that what has been going on in Broward County, Fla., is anything other than a brazen ... Read More