The Corner

P.S. on the Joads

You may remember this, from your Soviet history. In about 1940, the Soviet authorities decided to show The Grapes of Wrath in movie theaters. This would demonstrate to people that the vaunted America was really an awful, deprived, suffering place. But it backfired on the authorities — because the people were simply amazed that the Joads had a Ford, an automobile.

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Weirdo O’Rourke

Friends of the young Bill Clinton and Barack Obama spoke of the special glow of promise they had about them, even back in their early twenties. Angels sat on their shoulders. History gave them a wink and said, “Hey, good lookin’, I’ll be back to pick you up later.” Robert O’Rourke? Not so much. He ... Read More
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McCain at Annapolis

President Trump has been doing a lot of tweeting today -- against TV programs, companies, and other things that have incurred his displeasure. These tweets make for interesting reading. One of them is this: So it was indeed (just proven in court papers) “last in his class” (Annapolis) John McCain that sent ... Read More