On Thursday morning, Mark started the day with Steve, Ainsley and Brian on "Fox & Friends" discussing Rolling Stone's new cover star Justin Trudeau; the arrest of Debbie Wasserman Schultz's IT aide attempting to flee the country; and Hillary Clinton's latest autobiography. Click below to watch:
On Wednesday night, Mark joined Tucker Carlson live on Fox News to discuss the arrest of Debbie Wasserman Schultz's principal IT staffer while at Dulles Airport attempting to flee the country. As Steyn argued, this story has everything they've been looking for in the "Russia investigation" - except that it involves the wrong party:
Mark Steyn said all the aspects of "collusion" the Democrats and Robert Mueller are searching for regarding President Trump can be found in the ongoing story of a former IT staffer to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.).
RussiaRussiaRussiaRussiaRealbitofnewsRussia RussiaRussiaRussia... Wait a minute, what was that? On Monday night Imran Awan, the principal IT aide to former DNC honcho Debbie Wasserman Schultz, was arrested at Dulles Airport attempting to flee the country. "IT" means information technology, as in computers, as in hacking, as in what the Democrats insist happened to the election. Mr Awan's wife, Hina Alvi, has already flown the coop. In March, she pulled their three kids out of school and skipped back to Lahore, with (according to the FBI) "numerous pieces of luggage" and over $12,000 in cash. Monday's airport arrest follows the seizure of broken hard drives from the garage of the Awans' former home. The hard drives had been smashed with a ...
Here's another video edition of Mark's Mailbox in which Mark answers questions from Mark Steyn Club members around the planet. As you know, we're experimenting with different formats for our Clubland Q&As, and next week we hope to pull off a live audio edition. Details to follow.
Meanwhile, this episode is a follow-up to Mark's recent SteynPost on deathbed demography and its consequences. Here he addresses your thoughts on the developed world's fertility rates and where we're headed. Click below to watch:
As I've said before, I've said it before. One of the occupational hazards of the commentative biz is that what's new - the daily news item - simply illustrates the same old thesis you've been hammering for years, so that life's rich pageant comes to seem like a Broadway catalogue song, a great torrent of accumulation all making the ever wearier point - that "You're the Top", "The Lady is a Tramp", "These Foolish Things remind me of you". Or in our case: We're the Pits, The Lady is a Transitioning Gentleman, and These Foolish Things remind me that our civilization's on the express chute to oblivion. Here, by way of example, are a couple of stories readers asked for my thoughts on in the last 24 hours: Richard Dawkins has become the latest ...
The "selective leaks" of sensitive information that have plagued this administration are the real crime, Steyn said...
The only interference in the 2016 presidential election was not by the Russians but by the "deep state, the permanent bureaucracy, the media, the Democrats, and half the Republican party, who have not accepted what happened on a Tuesday night in November and have determined to interfere with it."
Click below to watch - or if that doesn't display properly (as apparently it doesn't on some browsers) you can watch the full interview here:
We're honored to present another live-performance edition of Mark's Song of the Week:
If you saw singer/pianist Carol Welsman do "As Time Goes By" as our Sunday song a few weeks back, you'll know that she can freshen up the most familiar standard. So we're thrilled to have Carol back with her splendid arrangement of "The Glory of Love", accompanied by the Steyn house band. And do scroll down for Mark's own take on this enduring, indestructible song.
To enjoy Carol Welsman's live performance, simply click below:
Martin Landau died a week ago at the age of 89. He was a versatile actor who connected less often than he should have with the perfect part, but, when he did, there was none better. In the late Sixties, he was a TV fixture on "Mission: Impossible", playing the most watchable character Rollin Hand, a master of disguise who could pass himself off as almost anyone. It was a fun role for Landau, and created for him (the name of the part in early scripts was "Martin Land") and his particular talents: half the time, to make it even more enjoyable, they had him play the guy he was meant to be impersonating, too...