The Corner

The President of Honduras

has been ousted. Venezuela is blaming our friend Otto Reich. Reich e-mails: 

The Venezuelan Ambassador to the OAS, Roy Chadderton has made false and reckless statements attempting to link me to the events of this weekend in Honduras.  I categorically deny any such allegations.  I challenge Amb. Chadderton to identify which “top authorities” of the Honduran Government I am alleged to have been in contact with.  I have been in touch with none. 

I urge the representatives of member nations of the OAS to not give any credence to the pronouncements of the representative of the authoritarian regime of Hugo Chavez. Chavez has lied repeatedly about US actions against his government or the governments of his undemocratic accomplices, including that of Mel Zelaya.  Chavez’s representative at the OAS is not telling the truth.

Most Popular


For the First Time in Weeks, Relief Sweeps over Austin

Making the click-through worthwhile: The Austin bomber is done in by one of his own devices; some new numbers suggest that a small but significant portion of Trump voters are tiring of the chaos and aren’t showing up to support other Republicans in 2018; and the mixed news for conservatives coming out of the ... Read More

The Baleful Effect of #MeToo on Campus

Remember the series of hurricanes that pounded the Caribbean last summer? Something like that has been occurring on college campuses, as they're hit by one destructive mania after another: diversity, Title IX, anti-speech protests. Now it's the #MeToo Movement. In this Martin Center article, British academic ... Read More
Politics & Policy

March Mailbag

1. In response to this post, about the Fed and fiscal stimulus: “So are you saying that deficit spending is a free lunch because the Fed will keep inflation from happening? You say [extra government spending] won’t ‘raise economic output’ but what’s the harm of it if you’re right?” I see at least ... Read More


For your amusement, I hope, I’ve done a Jaywalking episode. It begins with a bit of the overture to Semiramide -- a Rossini opera I reviewed from the Met last week. Then I get into Russia and, after a while, China. The Marriott company fired an employee for “liking” a tweet by a Tibetan independence group. ... Read More

Campaigns for World Down Syndrome Day Go Viral

As World Down Syndrome Day approaches on Wednesday, several campaigns supporting those with the condition have taken over the Internet. Fifty mothers of children with the condition put together a viral video of them and their children singing along in the car. The video helped the children and their mothers ... Read More