The Corner

Hot Pot of Coffee!

Last week I linked to a story about how scientists created the hottest plasma ever — hotter than the interior of the sun — without really knowing how they did it. That alone sounds pretty scary. But here’s a picture of the thingamajig they did it with. I hope they have a few of those worker safety OSHA posters hanging around. You know, the ones that say “1,003 days without an on-site accident or inadvertant ignition of the earth’s atmosphere.”

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Education

Our Bankrupt Elite

Every element of the college admissions scandal, a.k.a “Operation Varsity Blues,” is fascinating. There are the players: the Yale dad who, implicated in a securities-fraud case, tipped the feds off to the caper; a shady high-school counselor turned admissions consultant; the 36-year-old Harvard grad who ... Read More
Culture

Shibboleth Is a Fun Word

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is Jonah Goldberg’s weekly “news”letter, the G-File. Subscribe here to get the G-File delivered to your inbox on Fridays. Estimado Lector (y todos mis amigos a través del Atlántico), Greetings from Barcelona. And it is Bar•ce•lona, not Barth•e•lona. That ... Read More