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On My Mind

I was looking forward to a good night’s sleep, but insomnia struck and I’ve been wide awake. … Why doesn’t Taco Bell have a breakfast menu? From a marketing standpoint, why convince Americans that they need to eat a “fourth meal” when you don’t even offer them a first meal? … I would love to see the old Batman TV series, starring Adam West, come out on DVD. … The album I most want to hear right now: Songs for Christmas, by Sufjan Stevens. … A story for this weekend: “Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen,” a short story by O. Henry. It’s not “The Gift of the Magi,” but what is? It’s a decent-enough tale, delightfully brief, and with a twist at the end.

John J. Miller is the national correspondent for National Review and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. His new book is Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas.

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