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A Se'nnight of Steyn, September 11-17

For our Canadian readers, Mark will be making a rare appearance on northern telly later this Sunday morning, joining CTV's Evan Solomon on "Question Period", coast to coast at 11am Eastern/8am Pacific.

Meanwhile, in case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Steyn:

~The week began with Hurricane Irma battering the Sunshine State, prompting a special edition of Mark's Song of the Week: "Songs in the Keys of Florida."

~Monday was the fifth anniversary of the attack on US facilities in Benghazi. Steyn looked back at a shameful episode, and the dishonored dead. Later, in a brand new Clubland Q&A live around the planet, he offered some somber thoughts on Monday's other anniversary - September 11th 2001 - the day that, supposedly, everything changed.

~On Tuesday Mark reflected on the official observances of that 9/11 anniversary, and their insufficiency. "The Language of Losing" was our most-read column of the week.

~On Wednesday Steyn kept his midweek date with Tucker Carlson and tried to keep up with the ever expanding list of reasons why Hillary lost. Click below to watch:

As a bonus, Mark offered a reprise of a much-loved Clinton column from a couple of memoirs back: "When Harry Met Hillary."

~There was more Hillary talk on Thursday's John Oakley Show, as well as some thoughts on free speech and safe spaces. Click below to listen:

~On Friday there was another terrorist bombing in London, fortunately bungled, but a reminder of how relevant is the latest book in Steyn's series Tales for our Time: For our current nightly audio adventure, Mark's been reading Joseph Conrad's classic story of a protean terrorist cell in the heart of the west, The Secret Agent. Mark Steyn Club Founding Member Deborah Poore writes:

Mark, Thank you so much. Your intro is so interesting and informative. And listening to you read this wonderful book is a delight. I also don't know where you find the time to do all you do, but we're very grateful to you!

Thank you, Deborah. Mark regards it as a privilege and a pleasure to be able to read the majestic prose of Conrad and our other authors. If you've just joined the Club and are playing catch-up, here are this week's episodes: Part Ten, Eleven, Twelve, Thirteen, Fourteen, Fifteen and Sixteen - or click here.

~The weekend began with another video edition of Mark's Mailbox, starting with the matter of whether we're getting too used to terrorism and ending with the question of why the student princes in Heidelberg are now student emirs. Click below to watch:

Mark's Mailbox and The Mark Steyn Show are made possible through the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club, for which we are profoundly grateful. For more on The Mark Steyn Club, see below.

~For our Saturday movie date, Mark recalled a great film set in pre-Irma Martinique - Bogart and Bacall in To Have and Have Not.

On October 2nd Steyn returns to Minneapolis for an evening with the Center of the American Experiment, live at the Guthrie Theatre. More details here. If you're in the Minnesota area and would like to attend, please click here and enjoy a $25 discount on the ticket price by entering the promo code steynclub.

The following month Mark will be honored with Kellyanne Conway and Diane Hendricks at the Independent Women's Forum's annual awards gala in Washington. If you're in the vicinity of the DC Swamp and would like to attend, please click here and enjoy a special discount on the ticket price by entering the promo code STEYN at the bottom of the ticket information box.

All of our content at SteynOnline is made possible through the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club. Don't worry, none of our regular features are being paywalled, or anything like that. But we are providing Club members with a few extras, including our new newsletter The Clubbable Steyn, the aforementioned Tales for Our Time, and, after the final episode later this week, a special Book Club Q&A, in which Mark will be taking questions on our serializations of The Secret Agent and other books.

For more on The Mark Steyn Club, see here - and don't forget our new gift membership. You can order it now and have it delivered instantly or on a special day, such as a birthday or anniversary. Or you can print out our personalized welcome message - perfect for tucking inside a greeting card. If you're a current Steyn Club member yourself, remember to log-in first to enjoy special Club pricing on our gift memberships.

A new week at SteynOnline begins at 11am Eastern with Mark's appearance on CTV's "Question Period" and continues this evening with our Song of the Week.

September 17, 2017 at 6:47 am  |  Permalink

A Se'nnight of Steyn, September 4-10

Spare a thought for our many Florida readers this Sunday morning as Irma makes landfall. Meanwhile, in case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:

~The week began with Steyn's musical postscript to the 20th anniversary of Diana's death, which is also oddly appropriate to a state waking up to hurricanes and power outages: "Candle in the Wind."

~On Labor Day/Labour Day Mark considered the future that awaits too much of America and the west: a world without work.

~Tuesday's SteynPost featured Mark's exploration of some of the more obvious internal contradictions of multiculturalism. Click below to watch:

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~On Wednesday, Mark's impatience with the fatuous characterization of illegal aliens as "Dreamers" finally snapped. "Dreams, Delusions and Duplicity" was our most-read piece of the week.

~On Thursday Steyn joined Steve, Ainsley and Pete on the curvy couch at "Fox & Friends" for a round-up of current news. Click below to watch:

Mark had more to say about Hillary's ongoing blame game with Tucker Carlson the night before.

~On Friday Steyn pitched in for the hurricane-afflicted Rush and guest-hosted America's Number One radio show. Elsewhere, Mark's guest-hosting was not quite so boffo. He hosted Thursday's episode of "The Fox News Specialists" and they liked it so much on Friday they canceled the show. Unbeknownst to Eboni, Mark or Kat, this proved to be the last three minutes of the entire series:

The turbulence roiling Fox News took a tragic turn on Friday when, a few hours after the show's suspended host Eric Bolling was let go, his son was found dead.

~For our Saturday movie date, Mark looked ahead to Monday's fifth anniversary of the Benghazi attacks with the film 13 Hours.

~All week we continued the latest in our series of audio adventures, Tales for our Time: This time Steyn's reading Joseph Conrad's classic story of a protean terrorist cell in the heart of the west, The Secret Agent. Mark Steyn Club Founding Member Thomas Travis Young writes:

Your series is enlightening- I did not appreciate Conrad previously.

Thank you for that, Thomas. If you've just joined the Club and are playing catch-up, here are this week's episodes: Part Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight and Nine - or click here.

On October 2nd Steyn returns to Minneapolis for an evening with the Center of the American Experiment, live at the Guthrie Theatre. More details here.

All of our content at SteynOnline is made possible through the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club. Don't worry, none of our regular features are being paywalled, or anything like that. But we are providing Club members with a few extras, including our new newsletter The Clubbable Steyn, the aforementioned Tales for Our Time, and another Clubland Q&A, in which Mark will be taking questions from Club members live around the planet at 4pm US Eastern Time on Monday - that's 9pm in London, 11pm in the Middle East, and Thursday morning in Oz and the Pacific.

For more on The Mark Steyn Club, see here - and don't forget our new gift membership. You can order it now and have it delivered instantly or on a special day, such as a birthday or anniversary. Or you can print out our personalized welcome message - perfect for tucking inside a greeting card. If you're a current Steyn Club member yourself, remember to log-in first to enjoy special Club pricing on our gift memberships.

A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with our Song of the Week - and Part Ten of Mark's serialization of The Secret Agent. And don't forget to join us for Monday's live Q&A session.

September 10, 2017 at 8:08 am  |  Permalink

A Se'nnight of Steyn, August 28-September 3

Happy Labor Day/Labour Day weekend to all our American and Canadian readers. It's been a tough week for Texas, but the response to Hurricane Harvey has been impressive and, as Mark reflected, a welcome contrast with Katrina.

Meanwhile, in case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Steyn:

~The week began with Mark celebrating the 40th anniversary of an American anthem ...and the man conducting its instantly recognizable intro.

~On Monday Steyn mused on "The Mood Music of Mohammed": It was our most-read piece of the week.

~On Tuesday Mark examined the ongoing assault on western history in "The Totalitarianism of the Now".

~On Wednesday, for his midweek appearance on "Tucker Carlson Tonight", Steyn discussed the latest developments in the Democrats' strange scandal with Pakistani computer aides, and then moved on to play Hillary's forthcoming book tour strictly for laughs. Click below to watch:

~Thursday marked the twentieth anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. Mark republished some of his thoughts at the time, and some of his second thoughts. He returned to the subject of Diana, plus Hillary and Harvey and more, on the radio with John Oakley in Toronto. Click below to listen:

~On Friday Steyn rounded out the week with a consideration of the violence on American streets, the respectable types who romanticize it, and the terror to come.

~This weekend we launched the latest in our series of audio adventures, Tales for our Time: This time Mark's reading Joseph Conrad's classic story of a protean terrorist cell in the heart of the west, The Secret Agent. Our earlier adaptations - Conan Doyle's The Tragedy of the Korosko and H G Wells' The Time Machine - were both big hits with Mark Steyn Club members, and this new serialization looks as if it will be, too. You can find Part One here, and Part Two here. Tales for Our Time is made possible through the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club. For more on the Club, see below.

~For our Saturday movie date, and with the devastation in Texas in mind, Mark picked one of his favorite movies about the Lone Star State: The Last Picture Show.

All of our content at SteynOnline is made possible through the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club. Don't worry, none of our regular features are being paywalled, or anything like that. But we are providing Club members with a few extras, including our new newsletter, The Clubbable Steyn, and Tales for Our Time. Club member Elizabeth Hoerning writes:

So glad to hear your voice narrating another wonderful tale. Missed it the past couple of months. Your Korosko was wonderful - you're a one-man band of character impersonations, without ever a touch of mockery of the characters you impersonate. Look forward to hearing the rest of The Secret Agent.

For more on The Mark Steyn Club, see here - and don't forget our new gift membership. You can order it now and have it delivered instantly or on a special day, such as a birthday or anniversary. Or you can print out our personalized welcome message - perfect for tucking inside a greeting card. If you're a current Steyn Club member yourself, remember to log-in first to enjoy special Club pricing on our gift memberships.

A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with our Song of the Week - and Part Three of Mark's serialization of The Secret Agent.

September 3, 2017 at 7:36 am  |  Permalink

A Se'nnight of Steyn, August 21-27

In case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:

~The week began with Steyn on "Fox & Friends" chewing over a state senator's call to assassinate the President, and whether powerful Democrats in Congress were being blackmailed by their Pakistani IT staffers.

~Mark's Sunday Song of the Week concluded our Elvis anniversary observances with a lovely ballad whose roots go back to the Civil War: "Love Me Tender."

~Monday was Total Eclipse Day across much of the United States. Steyn spent the blackout guest-hosting America's Number One radio show.

~On Tuesday Mark addressed the accelerating vandalization and destruction of American history across the country. It was our most-read piece of the week.

~On Wednesday, for his midweek appearance on "Tucker Carlson Tonight", Mark and Tucker considered a remarkably unaware excerpt from Hillary Clinton's forthcoming book. Click below to watch:

~On Thursday's brand new edition of The Mark Steyn Show law professor and Trump speechwriter F H Buckley joined Steyn for a wide-ranging conversation on law and laughter, promise and presidents. Professor Buckley's remarks about the competing merits of the US and Canadian constitutions attracted widespread hostility from Mark Steyn Club members on both sides of the border. Click below to watch:

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~The week ended with the now traditional Friday departure from the White House of yet another member of the Trump inner circle - in this instance Sebastian Gorka. Mark discussed Dr Gorka on a recent SteynPost. Click below to watch:

~For our Saturday movie date, Mark remembered the late Jerry Lewis with his memorable performance opposite Robert De Niro in The King of Comedy.

All of our content at SteynOnline is made possible through the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club. Don't worry, none of our regular features are being paywalled, or anything like that. But we are providing Club members with a few extras, including our new newsletter, The Clubbable Steyn. As David Ross tweets:

Nestled amongst the good stuff in my first issue of "The Clubbable Steyn" is the masterpiece "Asia Minor". Brilliant & sad.

For more on The Mark Steyn Club, see here - and don't forget our new gift membership. You can order it now and have it delivered instantly or on a special day, such as a birthday or anniversary. Or you can print out our personalized welcome message - perfect for tucking inside a greeting card. If you're a current Steyn Club member yourself, remember to log-in first to enjoy special Club pricing on our gift memberships.

A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with our Song of the Week - and join us later this week for a brand new nightly audio adventure in Tales for Our Time.

August 27, 2017 at 7:28 am  |  Permalink

A Se'nnight of Steyn, August 14-20

In case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:

~The week began with Steyn celebrating Glen Campbell, Jimmy Webb and the greatest love song ever written about an employee of the utility company.

~On Sunday night Mark joined Jesse Watters to chew over North Korea on "Watters' World", but, in a fast-moving news cycle, by Monday the American media had entirely forgotten Kim Jong-un and were in a frenzy over President Trump's reaction to events in Charlottesville. Steyn discussed some of the questions arising from the Virginia protests with John Oakley on the radio. Click below to listen:

Later he mulled another critical aspect with Tucker Carlson on Fox News - that less speech leads to more violence.

~On Tuesday Mark hosted another Clubland Q&A taking questions from Mark Steyn Club members live around the planet. Topics ranged from Confederate statuary to "Jeeves & Wooster". There were so many good questions that Steyn saved some of the ones he didn't get to for a video edition of Mark's Mailbox. Click below to watch:

Mark's Mailbox and The Mark Steyn Show are made possible through the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club. For more on the Club, see below.

~Wednesday marked the 40th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley. Steyn observed the occasion with a look at early Elvis, mid-period Elvis, and dead Elvis.

~Thursday saw yet another Islamic terrorist attack in Europe, this time in Barcelona. Mark revisited his thoughts from America Alone on the Madrid train bombing: it was our most-read piece of the week.

~On Friday Steve Bannon became the latest member of the President's inner circle to be bounced from the White House. Steyn explored Trump sans Bannon, and Chelsea Clinton's Satanic metaphor, live across America on Fox News.

~Saturday was the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid. The bulk of Mark's conversation with the screenwriter Lionel Chetwynd was devoted to Chetwynd's own connection to Dieppe - and what happened when he pitched the story of that operation to Hollywood. Click below to watch:

For our weekend movie date, Steyn marked National Aviation Day with Catch Me If You Can.

Due to an improbable sales surge, the CD of Mark's occasionally blockbusterish Feline Groovy: Songs for Swingin' Cats temporarily sold out at Amazon. It's now back in stock - and with some brand new five-star reviews to accompany it. We like this one from Veronica McNamara:

Mark Steyn + Cats - --what's not to like. This was a gift to my sister and her husband. They loved it!! Meow!!!

Thank you, Veronica. Yes, indeed: What's not to like?

All of our content at SteynOnline is made possible through the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club. Don't worry, none of our regular features are being paywalled, or anything like that. But we are providing Club members with a few extras, including our new newsletter, The Clubbable Steyn. For more on The Mark Steyn Club, see here - and don't forget our new gift membership. While guest-hosting The Rush Limbaugh Show recently, Mark took a call from 15-year-old Natalie from Montana who said she was saving up from her summer job for a Steyn Club membership. Mark was surprised and humbled by this young lady's interest in his work, so he decided to give her a Club membership for her 16th birthday, and it got him thinking that other readers might also have friends or family members who'd appreciate a Steyn Club gift membership. So here it is.

You can order it now and have it delivered instantly or on a special day, such as a birthday or anniversary. Or you can print out our personalized welcome message - perfect for tucking inside a greeting card. If you're a current Steyn Club member yourself, don't forget to log-in first to enjoy special Club pricing on our gift memberships.

A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with our Song of the Week - and with Mark back behind the Golden EIB Microphone on America's Number One radio show, live tomorrow, Monday, at 12 noon Eastern/9am Pacific. We hope you'll dial him up, either on one of 600 Rush affiliate stations across the US or via iHeartRadio livestream.

August 20, 2017 at 8:28 am  |  Permalink

A Se'nnight of Steyn, August 7-13

In case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:

~The week began with Steyn remembering a man called Geoff Mack and a song that went everywhere.

~Monday was the 200th day of the Trump Administration, and Mark observed the occasion with an analysis of the ongoing incremental coup against the new president. It was our most-read piece of the week.

~Tuesday's SteynPost found Mark exploring further the strange evolution of a Statue of Liberty into a Statue of Immigration. Click below to watch:

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~On Wednesday the world woke to the news that North Korea was an all but fully fledged nuclear power. Mark discussed the issue with Stuart Varney on Fox Business, and later with Brian Kilmeade on Fox News. In between, on a busy TV day, he guest-hosted The Fox News Specialists. Also in the midweek news: A former Mark Steyn Show guest is being sued by terrorists.

~On Thursday Mark returned to primetime across America to guest-host "Tucker Carlson Tonight". It was a lively line-up of guests, including Mike Mullen of Minnesota's City Pages on why LGBTQIA white persons can't go to the meeting. Click below to watch:

~Friday found Steyn back in the host's chair for another edition of "Tucker Carlson Tonight". North Korea and all the big stories were up for discussion, but the show concluded with Tucker's usual week-ender "Final Exam", in which Mark quizzed "America's Newsroom" anchors Shannon Bream and Bill Hemmer on the news of the week. Click below to watch:

~For our Saturday movie date, Steyn marked the centenary of Robert Mitchum with the film that made him a star: Out of the Past.

All of our content at SteynOnline is made possible through the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club. Don't worry, none of our regular features are being paywalled, or anything like that. But we are providing Club members with a few extras, including our new newsletter, The Clubbable Steyn. For more on The Mark Steyn Club, see here - and don't forget our new gift membership. While guest-hosting The Rush Limbaugh Show recently, Mark took a call from 15-year-old Natalie from Montana who said she was saving up from her summer job for a Steyn Club membership. Mark was surprised and humbled by this young lady's interest in his work, so he decided to give her a Club membership for her 16th birthday, and it got him thinking that other readers might also have friends or family members who'd appreciate a Steyn Club gift membership. So here it is.

You can order it now and have it delivered instantly or on a special day, such as a birthday or anniversary. Or you can print out our personalized welcome message - perfect for tucking inside a greeting card. If you're a current Steyn Club member yourself, don't forget to log-in first to enjoy special Club pricing on our gift memberships.

Due to an improbable sales surge, the CD of Mark's fitfully blockbusterish Feline Groovy: Songs for Swingin' Cats temporarily sold out at Amazon. It's now back in stock - and with some brand new rave reviews to accompany it. Mark very much appreciated this note from Club member Elizabeth Dixon:

Definitely Feline Groovy these days with your very polished, and fun, CD on high rotation - not the Flight of The Conchords novelty act it would first appear (kidding). That stylish Marvin obviously had a paw on the control panel.

The soundtrack changed this morning, though, with the news of Glen Campbell's death. Jimmy Webb's 'Wichita Lineman' for Song of the Week?

We'll find out later today when a brand new se'nnight of commentary, music and more begins at SteynOnline.

August 13, 2017 at 8:02 am  |  Permalink

A Se'nnight of Steyn, July 31-August 6

In case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:

~The week began with Steyn on "Fox & Friends" analyzing an unusually turbulent 24 hours in the Swamp. But more was to come...

~We always like to brighten up your Monday morning with our Song of the Week, and this week Mark celebrated the 50th anniversary of an iconic psychedelic rock track that somehow became a faintly camp easy-listening classic: C'mon, baby, "Light My Fire".

~Tuesday's live Clubland Q&A found Steyn taking questions from Mark Steyn Club members around the planet. You can find all the questions here - and Mark's answers on everything from East European demographics to litigious climatology, Kim Jong-Un to Sammy Davis Jr here. We're experimenting with Clubland Q&As in various formats - video, audio, text - so do let us know which you prefer.

~On Wednesday, Steyn joined Tucker Carlson on America's Number One cable news show to mull the media meltdown over the Trump Administration's immigration proposals. Click below to watch:

Mark followed up his TV appearance with some further thoughts on the Statue of Liberty and immigration. It was our most-read piece of the week - and included this memorable moment from last year's Munk Debate. Click below to watch:

~On Thursday, Steyn remembered the late Hollywood actor and Broadway playwright Sam Shepard, and the striking symmetry of his biggest stage and film hits.

~On a similar theme, Friday's Mark Steyn Weekend Show found Mark in conversation with the historian Amity Shlaes on the history of America's "Forgotten Man". Click below to watch:

~Steyn ended the week as he began - with Abby, Pete and Clayton on "Fox & Friends" - but this time he was mysteriously cut off. For our Saturday movie date, he discussed the latest film in the rebooted Planet of the Apes franchise.

All of our content at SteynOnline is made possible through the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club. Don't worry, none of our regular features are being paywalled, or anything like that. But we are providing Club members with a few extras, including our new newsletter, The Clubbable Steyn. The first issue is winging its way to Club members around the world right now. For more on The Mark Steyn Club, see here.

Due to an improbable sales surge, the CD of Mark's fitfully blockbusterish Feline Groovy: Songs for Swingin' Cats temporarily sold out at Amazon. It's now back in stock - and with some brand new five-star reviews to accompany it. Mark likes most of this one from Patrick:

This disc is the best way to enhance your mood safely and effectively. Mark's singing voice is nearly indistinguishable from his speaking voice, which is a good thing because it suits the tongue-in-cheek character of the subject matter perfectly. He clearly has a passion and love for this music that transcends his technical limitations making this a truly delightful listening experience. First rate backing musicians and sound quality, too.

"Technical limitations"? Oh, my.

A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with Mark's Song of the Week - and look for a brand new SteynPost and other TV appearances by Mark in a busy week ahead.

August 6, 2017 at 7:42 am  |  Permalink

A Se'nnight of Steyn, July 24-30

The first edition of the new Mark Steyn Club newsletter, The Clubbable Steyn, is winging its way to members around the world. For more on The Mark Steyn Club, see below.

Meanwhile, in case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:

~The week began with a live-music edition of Steyn's Song of the Week, as Mark introduced Carol Welsman's performance of "The Glory of Love". Click below to watch:

~On Monday, Steyn wrote about the latest ban at Berkeley, of the scientist and atheist Richard Dawkins, and the question of values versus identity.

~Tuesday's video edition of Mark's Mailbox found Steyn answering questions from Mark Steyn Club members around the world on deathbed demography and its consequences. Click below to watch:

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~On Wednesday, Mark wrote about the arrest at Dulles Airport of Debbie Wasserman Schultz's IT staffer as he attempted to flee to Pakistan: it was our most-read column of the week. Later, Steyn discussed the topic with Tucker Carlson on his Number One cable news show.

~On Thursday, Mark joined Steve, Ainsley and Brian on "Fox & Friends" to round-up a flurry of current news stories, from Justin Trudeau's Rolling Stone cover to Hillary Clinton's latest unreadable memoir. Click below to watch:

~Friday was a busy day for Mark on TV and radio. In the wake of the collapse of the Senate health care bill, he hosted America's Number One radio show; and then joined Liz MacDonald on Fox Business for a full hour of breaking news on the Reince Priebus defenestration.

~Steyn started the weekend with Abby, Pete and Clayton on Fox News looking back at a wild week in Washington. For our Saturday movie date, he offered a few thoughts on the new blockbuster Dunkirk.

All of our content at SteynOnline is made possible through the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club. Don't worry, none of our regular features are being paywalled, or anything like that. But we are providing Club members with a few extras, including our new newsletter, The Clubbable Steyn. The first issue features Mark out and about in Rotherham, plus thoughts on adjustable climate, the first known wolf, Benghazi, and a Canadian flag whose time has come. The Clubbable Steyn is winging its way to Mark Steyn Club members around the world right now. For more on the Club, see here.

A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with Mark's Song of the Week.

July 30, 2017 at 7:33 am  |  Permalink

A Se'nnight of Steyn, July 17-23

In case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:

~The week began with Steyn's centennial celebration of an all-American rouser: "Over There."

~Monday's SteynPost was devoted to what Mark calls the biggest issue of our time. Click below to watch:

~On Tuesday Steyn used the occasion of the passing of a Saudi prince to offer a few thoughts on Saudi Arabia's fecund but bloodthirsty founder. Click below to watch:

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~On Wednesday, Mark joined John Oakley at Toronto's AM640 to talk Trump, Trudeau and treason. Click below to listen:

~Steyn's regular midweek appearance on Tucker Carlson's Number One cable news show attracted a flurry of Thursday news commentary, some good, some not so. Mark and Tucker discussed Trump's cunning plan of using a meeting of world leaders to meet with world leaders, as well as the media's attack on his literal unfitness for office.

~On Friday Steyn considered three news stories from Spain, America and Germany, and what they have in common. It was our most-read column of the week.

~The weekend began with Mark checking in with Abby, Pete and Clayton on "Fox & Friends" to chew over the real interference in the election. For our Saturday movie date, he offered a few thoughts on a great actor, the late Martin Landau. Also on screen subjects, Steyn wondered whether our pop culture is exhausted.

All of our content at SteynOnline is made possible through the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club. Don't worry, none of our regular features are being paywalled, or anything like that. But we are providing Club members with a few extras, including our new newsletter, The Clubbable Steyn, the first issue of which ships this week. For more on The Mark Steyn Club, see here.

Due to an unexpected sales surge that momentarily catapulted it back into the Top Five jazz bestsellers and Top 40 pop albums, the CD of Mark's fitfully blockbusterish Feline Groovy: Songs for Swingin' Cats temporarily sold out at Amazon. Don't worry, they've received a new shipment - and some new five-star reviews to go with it. We think we like this one:

What a delightful and frisky collection of songs. I have seven cats and they LOVE every song. Even Puddles enjoys it; he's the finicky one in the bunch. I can't wait to get home from work these days because as soon as I walk in the door we all know we're going to be 'feline groovy' for the next couple of hours. It usually annoys me when songs are stuck in my head for days at a time, but not these songs. These songs could be stuck in my head until the day I drop dead and that would be fine with me. For example; 'I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat" has been stuck in my head since last Thursday, and in no way do I want to jam an ice pick in my ear to stab it out of my brain. Nope not at all. Thanks Mark!

You're welcome. Should be out of your head in another six weeks or so.

A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with another live-performance video edition of Steyn's Song of the Week. Don't miss it! And stick with us through the rest of the week for Mark live on America's top TV and radio shows.

July 23, 2017 at 7:24 am  |  Permalink

A Se'nnight of Steyn, July 10-16

In case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:

~The week began with Steyn on Dover Beach for the first of our video poetry selections. We were gratified by the (mostly) warm response, for example from Mark Steyn Club Founding Member Annie:

Bless you Mark. Please, please keep the Sunday Poems coming, and keep them in video. Poets long ago changed the world with their words. Now they are not taught at all, to our shame.

Indeed. Keep an eye out for our next one. Our Song of the Week, meanwhile, was verse of a more genial disposition, all Irish hearts and lilting laughter: "Peg O' My Heart."

~On Monday, speaking of music, Steyn considered the media meltdown over Trump's Warsaw speech: The President spoke of symphonies, but the press heard only dog-whistles. It was our most-read piece of the week.

~On Tuesday, Mark returned to "Varney & Co" on Fox Business for further consideration of the civilizational naysayers among the American media - and of the Canadian Government's decision to endow murderous traitor Omar Khadr with a jihadist jackpot.

~On Wednesday, Steyn remembered Chris de Freitas, one of the principled climatologists he cited in his book "A Disgrace to the Profession": The World's Scientists - in Their Own Words - on Michael E Mann, His Hockey Stick and Their Damage to Science Volume One. Professor de Freitas paid a high price for being on the receiving end of the hockey stick.

~By midweek, the Democrats' Red Scare was cranked up to fever pitch with the latest revelations re Donald Trump Jr. Mark joined Tucker Carlson to discuss the Azerbaijani connection. Click below to watch:

Warming to his theme, Steyn did his best to keep a straight face with "Fox & Friends" on Thursday morning.

~On Friday Mark was "Outnumbered" as the #OneLucky Guy surrounded by Kennedy, Harris, Meghan and Marie. Many topics came up for debate, including health care and the media's ignorance of and antipathy to faith. Click below for an excerpt:

~With all this collusion in the air, our weekend movie date looked at the last time Russo-American collusion went awry for a president, with Harrison Ford aboard Air Force One. On Saturday night, Mark unwound with Shannon Bream, Kat Timpf and Tyrus for the full hour on "The Greg Gutfeld Show".

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A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with our Song of the Week - and continues tomorrow with a brand new SteynPost.

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