The Corner

Tryke-A-Thon

Sorry for my tardiness, but I spent a chunk of the morning watching my daughter compete in her pre-school tryke-a-thon. It was to raise money for St. Luke’s and she earned dollars for every lap she made. It was supposed to be non-competitive, but we all know that sort of thing is for losers.  Lucy started out in a field of only boys on her vintage American Flyer tricycle and dominated the track from the beginning. One boy out-lapped her, but I demanded he be tested for blood doping and steroids. We’ll see if the organizers have any integrity. I would have filed protests against the kids who brought non-complient vehicles, including one girl on a scooter, but since they couldn’t catch up with my kid, I let that slide. There were several crashes, but no fires. Some kids shed tears but, like I told ‘em, if you’re going to run with the big dogs you might get bit. The side bet action was great, by the way.

Jonah Goldberg, a senior editor of National Review and the author of Suicide of the West, holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute.

Most Popular

White House

The Mueller Report Should Shock Our Conscience

I've finished reading the entire Mueller report, and I must confess that even as a longtime, quite open critic of Donald Trump, I was surprised at the sheer scope, scale, and brazenness of the lies, falsehoods, and misdirections detailed by the Special Counsel's Office. We've become accustomed to Trump making up ... Read More
Education

An Idea for Student Loans: Get Rid of Them

Here is a three-part plan for something practical the federal government could do to relieve college-loan debt. Step 1: The federal government should stop making college loans itself and cease guaranteeing any such loans. Step 2: It should prohibit educational lending by federally regulated financial institutions ... Read More
White House

The Problem with the Mueller Report

So much for collusion. The media conversation has now officially moved on from the obsession of the last two years to obstruction of justice. That’s because the first volume of the voluminous Mueller report, the half devoted to what was supposed to be the underlying crime of a Trump conspiracy with Russia, ... Read More
Sports

Screw York Yankees

You are dead to me. You are a collection of Fredos. The cock has crowed, you pathetic sniveling jerks. The team I have rooted for since 1965, when I first visited the House that Ruth Built, where I hawked peanuts and ice cream a lifetime ago, watched countless games (Guidry striking out 18!), has gotten so ... Read More