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  • The Coming November Wars - 10/31/2014

    As it stands today, Republicans will add seats in the House and recapture the Senate on Tuesday.

  • Chronicles’ Halloween 2014 Most Horrible Americans List - 10/31/2014

    What with zombies, Ebola and politicians infecting the Land of the Free, it’s surprising we’ve survived. So it’s time for: Chronicles’ Halloween 2014 Most Horrible Americans List.

  • What, Me Worry? Part II A: Ebola, Ebola, Don't Touch Your Friend - 10/30/2014

    For Americans, ebola is the new AIDS. It's not only the nightmare plague that is supposed to obsess our imaginations, all day long and every day, as we sip the first cup of coffee or the first martini.

  • Politics as Mutant TB - 10/29/2014

    My mind having regained, in the wake of last week’s contretemps in the airport queue, some of its former suppleness, I turned to the November issue of Chronicles, with its theme of “Politics as Reality TV.”

  • What, Me Worry?, Part I - 10/28/2014

    During a long and less than spectacular lunch at a tourist joint on the Piazza Brà in Verona today, I could not help overhearing an American couple talking about their trip, their hopes, their dreams.

  • Government as the Great Equalizer—and Other Absurdities - 10/28/2014

    The really troubling point that Joel Kotkin makes in the New York Daily News is that New York can't figure out how to do the economic equality thing we hear so much about in this and every political season.

  • Trifkovic on Putin speech on RT - 10/25/2014

    Srdja Trifkovic interview with RT International on Putin’s foreign affairs speech

  • A Man For Others - 10/23/2014

    Today I received an email I knew would be coming, telling me that one of my high school theology teachers, Jim Skerl, had died of pancreatic cancer. So ended a thoroughly Christian life, one that deserves to be better known.

  • Krugman Oblivious to Inflation - 10/22/2014

    Nobel economics laureate Paul Krugman got upset on a recent plane flight when he saw Ron Paul on NewsMax TV on the jet’s telescreen.

  • The Devil’s Nanny - 10/22/2014

    It was Chesterton, if I’m not mistaken, who said that nothing narrows the mind like travel.

  • The New Robber Barons Are Democrats - 10/21/2014

    Much of the financial support for the sort of “immigration reform” favored by Barack Obama has come from Silicon Valley.

  • Why Wendy Can't Win - 10/21/2014

    Why does Texas, a pulsating, change-oriented state, full of young people, full of minorities, full of those women the Republicans are alleged (by Democrats) to be running a "war" against -- how come Texas "remains strongly Republican"?

  • The Price of Papal Popularity - 10/21/2014

    Normally a synod of Catholic bishops does not provide fireworks rivaling the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, where Mayor Richard Daley's boys in blue ran up the score on the radicals in Grant Park.

  • Witnessing Anarcho-Tyranny - 10/20/2014

    Nowhere is anarcho-tyranny more evident than in this country's criminal courts. A few weeks ago, I was asked to do the arraignment of an older Central European immigrant. His crime? Burning wood in a metal barrel in his own backyard.

  • Buchanan 92 ‘Culture War’ Speech Still Provokes - 10/16/2014

    I can’t think of a political speech in recent decades that more rattles around the back of the conscious of the American mind than Pat Buchanan’s “Culture Wars” speech at the 1992 Republican National Convention in Houston.