I don’t know if it’s the best NRO piece I wrote this year, but the article that easily has received the best response from readers was my appreciation of the heavy-metal band Iron Maiden: Lots of email when it first appeared, and now a steady trickle of people who bring it up in conversation. I was in NYC last week, having drinks with some folks who go to New Criterion parties and the like–almost all of them strangers to me beforehand–and one guy pulled me aside to say how much he liked the piece. No, it wasn’t Roger Kimball. But still. He’s a reader of Roger Kimball and he enjoyed reading about Iron Maiden. That just about made my day.
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This is a column about impeachment, but first, a confession: I think I might be guilty of insider trading. At this point, I would like to assure my dear friends at the SEC that I do not mean this in any actionable legal sense, but only in principle. Some time ago, I was considering making an investment in a ... Read More
Political consultant Mark Penn wrote in the Wall Street Journal that Hillary Clinton not only will run for president again, but will prevail. He writes: “Mrs. Clinton has a 75% approval rating among Democrats, an unfinished mission to be the first female president, and a personal grievance against Mr. Trump, ... Read More