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Time Travel!

I’ll be on Howard Kurtz’s Reliable Sources on CNN this Sunday morning, talking about the slide in Obama’s numbers and the changing tone of White House coverage. Actually, we taped it early, which meant I was instructed not to refer to “today” or “yesterday,” since those terms would be inaccurate when it airs. However, even though we taped Wednesday, I was still permitted to refer to the Detroit Lions’ loss on Thanksgiving.

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How States Like Virginia Go Blue

So this is what it feels like to live in a lab experiment. As a native Virginian, I’ve watched my state come full circle. The last time Democrats enjoyed the amount of power in the Old Dominion that they won on Tuesday, I was entering middle school in Fairfax County. In 1993 the governor was a Democrat, one ... Read More
Books, Arts & Manners

Why Study Latin?

Oxford professor Nicola Gardini urges people to read and study Latin. He believes that Latin is the antidote for the modern age, which seems transfixed by the spontaneous, the easy, and the ephemeral. His new book, Long Live Latin: The Pleasures of a Useless Language, argues that Latin combines truth and ... Read More