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A Contemptible Man Punches Down

I don't think I've read "Doonesbury" since the Eighties, although I assumed it was still out there somewhere - like "Blondie", but less edgy and with worse draftsmanship and drearier characters. So I didn't pay much attention when Garry Trudeau became the first cartoonist to be awarded the George Polk Award. The Polk Award is named after a journalist shot dead at point-blank range in 1948 while covering the Greek civil war. So you might have thought it would be in ever so mildly bad taste to ...

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Happy Warrior

Let Them Bake Cake

Via Small Dead Animals, a headline from the new America: Denver's Azucar Bakery Wins Right To Refuse To Make Anti-Gay Cakes So in the age of flour power the state can compel you to make certain kinds of cakes but relieve you of the obligation to make certain other kinds of cakes. In our brave new gâteaupia, it will all eventually wind up at the Supreme Court, at which America's Masterchef Anthony Kennedy will decide precisely which half-baked state-mandated menu items on the cake stand of ...

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Steyn on America

Oligarchs for Hillary!

For me, the issue this US election season is the corruption. Sure, I'd like a balanced budget and less debt and repeal of Obamacare, but I'm getting used to being sold out on those issues. So I'm down to the bare minimum requirement for a politician: The corruption nauseates me, and, if it doesn't nauseate the candidates, then that explains a lot about why nothing happens on any of those other matters. It's in the air, it's in my nostrils, and I'm sick of choking on it. We have a "justice" ...

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Steyn on Britain and Europe

St George and a New Dragon

Happy St George's Day to all our English readers, and Happy Independence Day to all our Israeli readers. It's not often they fall on the same day, but it's not inappropriate. Once upon a time, you could find quite a few English flags bearing the Cross of St George in and around Jerusalem, for one reason or another... You can still see the legacy of the Crusader Cross in village high streets up and down England - for the moment. In The [Un]documented Mark Steyn (personally autographed copies of ...

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Steyn on Canada and the Commonwealth

Lying in State

I see The Daily Mail has picked up on the US Government's appalling Tweet of Defeat, in which an official State Department Twitter account approvingly reTweeted an Islamic supremacist picture with a slippery and dishonest caption...

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Steyn on the World

Living History

"Countering Violent Extremism" - and encountering it...

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