George F. Will is no William F. Buckley, Jr. Buckley could drop a $5-word or an historical reference in one of his columns and readers would think, “How erudite!” He did it gracefully, like a talented conjurer presenting a lady with a flower plucked from thin air. If the item Buckley used was
. . . that he never can keep Trump down?
Reason is a fragile thing. Like a tiny, dainty woodland sprite, it can be stomped into a crushed, broken ruin by the mighty foot of ignorance employed by those cynically seeking to advance their agendas. We see this every day, and the biggest feet dancing with hobnailed boots upon poor Reason wherever it
Where's a cop when you need one? That's a common observation made when one has been victimized. Maybe they’re busy elsewhere. Police can't be everywhere. And, of course, careful victimizers consider where cops are and aren't before victimizing. One place where we know the police aren't is Hasta Muerte Coffee in Oakland, California.
Like a recurring toenail infection, here she is again. Monica Lewinsky, in the pages of Vanity Fair, now claims sisterhood with the #MeToo movement. For the young unfamiliar with the Clinton/Lewinsky scandal or for older folks who, through intensive therapy, have purged those memories from their brains, let's return to those days gone
According to legend, in 1212, a shepherd boy experienced religious visions that inspired him to lead fellow children on a Children's Crusade to the Holy Land to reclaim it for Christianity. They would do this not by sword but by peacefully persuading the Muslims in possession of the area to convert. One version
Huzzah! We know you've been waiting for it. We know the suspense has had you twitching in anticipation. Now, here they are! The National Portrait Gallery's portraits of President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle have been unveiled. Double huzzah! Americans are accustomed to official portraits. They garnish our city halls, for example,
Let's assume your neighbor is a jerk. His kid broke your window playing ball and he doesn't think he should pay for it. He throws empty beer cans over his fence into your backyard. His 10 dogs, all the size of Shetland ponies, use your yard for a toilet and snarl if you
How do they hate thee; let us count the ways. Critics of President Trump came up with a variety of numbers for their hatreds after his State of the Union address last week. 80: The American Civil Liberties Union set their hate counter at "more than 80 times." That was the number of