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Mark Steyn

A Thanksgiving Sampler

Happy Thanksgiving to all our American readers. Here are a few Thanksgiving thoughts from me over the years. First, from on the radio with Hugh Hewitt exactly a decade ago: HUGH HEWITT: "Thanksgiving," you write, "excepting the premature and somewhat undernourished Canadian version, is unique to America." You write that Europeans really just don't get this. MARK STEYN: No, it's very strange that Europeans don't quite understand what the Thanksgiving holiday is all about. You know, holidays in countries tend to be ancient religious holidays, obviously Christmas and Easter, or ones named for battles, or dead kings or queens, or whatever. And what I like about Thanksgiving is it's very small scale, very modest, very intimate, very American, ...

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Steyn on Fox

The Fall of Liberal Icons

On Tuesday night Mark sat in for Tucker Carlson for an hour of prime-time debate and analysis. Joe Lapointe found it stressful viewing:

Steyn—frequently a Rush Limbaugh radio sub—is a curious creature to behold on television. Like his Fox colleague Sebastian Gorka, Steyn is a hairy-faced man who talks funny and isn't from around here. (Perhaps we should demand their long-form birth certificates).

When listening to a guest on TV, Steyn tilts his head noticeably to the left or right as if a bolt popped out of the back of his neck.

Herewith a few bolt-popping moments. First up was a veritable cornucopia of Democrat sex scandals:

Next Mark invited Hillary honcho Richard Goodstein...

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Steyn on Fox

Mariachi Bagpipers

This morning I started the day on the curvy couch with "Fox & Friends" for a brisk jog around the day's headlines - including illegal immigration, judicial tyranny, and ingrate celebs:

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Steyn on Fox

The Lateness of Democrats

Mark joins Tucker Carlson to talk about the sex-scandal dominoes falling from Hollywood to PBS, and the Democrats' sudden distancing of themselves from the Clintons - twenty years too late:

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Monday Notebook

Degrees of Separation

A helter skelter of political and sexual violence

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Steyn's Song of the Week

Edelweiss

The last song Oscar Hammerstein ever wrote

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Mark at the Movies

Great (and Not So Great) Scott

On what would have been his ninetieth birthday, Steyn looks back at George C Scott and his Patton of behavior

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Steyn on Fox

The Leonardo of Losers

Every week Tucker Carlson serves as quizmaster for a "Final Exam". This week Steyn squared off against A B Stoddard:

If you prefer Mark in non-visual form, later today, for members of The Mark Steyn Club, he'll be launching...

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Steyn on Fox

Primary of Geezers

Mark and Tucker on Maxine Waters' latest call for impeachment, and the massed ranks of geezers vying for the 2020 Democrat nomination:

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Defend Free Speech!

The Vertigo at the Top of the Stick

In a couple of months, Michael E Mann's defamation suit against me will enter its sixth year in the constipated bowels of DC justice...

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A Clubman's Notes

Entering the Middle Class

Welcome to the final episode of our current Tale for Our Time - a fantastical novella about untold wealth and its managerial challenges. As The Diamond as Big as the Ritz concludes, two suddenly ex-heiresses learn that nothing is forever...

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A Clubman's Notes

An Illiterate Napkin-Tucker to the Rescue

Part Five of Mark's serialization of The Diamond as Big as the Ritz

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A Clubman's Notes

"Many Men in the Cage?"

Part Four of Scott Fitzgerald's novella The Diamond as Big as the Ritz

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A Clubman's Notes

A Shiny Squirrel

Welcome to Part Three of my serialization of The Diamond as Big as the Ritz, the latest in our series of audio adventures, Tales for Our Time...

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A Clubman's Notes

Where the United States Ends

Welcome to the latest of The Mark Steyn Club's Tales for Our Time. This new audio adventure is The Diamond as Big as the Ritz...

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Tales for Our Time

The Diamond as Big as the Ritz

Welcome to a brand new Tale for Our Time, and the first of a Scott Fitzgerald double-bill...

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Steyn's Song of the Week

L'Hymne Ă  l'amour

We're honored to present another live-performance edition of Mark's Song of the Week. Patsy Gallant has sung rock, jazz, disco, musical theatre, but she has a special connection with Piaf, whom she met when she was a child performer in Quebec:

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Steyn's Song of the Week

O Sole Mio

We're delighted to present another live-performance edition of our Song of the Week. Mark invites Paul Sorvino to reveal the connection between a great American actor and one of the most beloved songs on the planet:

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Steyn's Song of the Week

The Glory of Love

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 live, accompanied by the Steyn house band:

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Mann vs Steyn

Football and Hockey

The Corner post that launched a lawsuit...

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