The Corner

Re: USA USA

Tevi, that’s silly.  It obviously depends on what the prize is.  Wimbeldon and the (usually) Olympics are games based on objective merit. When the best person wins, that’s a great achievement, not a coded expression of anti-Americanism. If the mullahs established an award for “Greatest Humanitarian” would you be cheering “USA! USA!” in the hope that some American would win it? 

For what it’s worth, I have a record and people can say about it what they will.  If some moron decides I’m not patriotic, you know what? I am somehow going to carry on and — hard as I’m sure this will be – try not to lose too much sleep over it. I think we’d all be a lot better off if we didn’t worry so much about what people who don’t have our interests at heart say about us.

Most Popular

U.S.

The Inquisitor Has No Clothes

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
Politics & Policy

ABC News Makes a Serious Mistake

Today, across Twitter, I began to see a number of people condemning the Trump administration (and Betsy DeVos, specifically) for imposing a new definition of sexual assault on campus so strict that it would force women to prove that they were so harassed that they'd been chased off campus and couldn't return. ... Read More