The SteynOnline Request of the Week was a regular midweek feature at this site for 11 years until the beginning of 2012, since when it's been on hiatus. However, we do still get requests. For example, longtime Texas reader Aaron Miller: Mark, Occasionally, and increasingly often amid the current EU controversies, I have wanted to cite an old article of yours discussing history of US currencies versus introduction of the euro. But I can't find it. The article explained that American states ...
Minutes after Mark came off the air yesterday, Canada's House of Commons voted to pass resolution M-103 on "Islamophobia". He will have more to say about this in a brand new edition of The Mark Steyn Show next week.
Meanwhile, continuing our series of interviews with Conservative Party leadership candidates, in this latest episode Steyn talks to Lisa Raitt, Minister for Transport and Labour in Stephen Harper's cabinet, and before that the first female harbourmaster - or harbourmistress - of a Canadian port. For Tory members nervous about taking a chance on Maxime Bernier or Kevin O'Leary, Ms Raitt is said to be the safe pair of hands they're looking for. She talks to Mark about the family secrets of her Nova Scotia childhood, economic issues versus social issues, and a memorable moment with a friend across the political divide:
In this brand new edition of The Mark Steyn Show, Mark talks to Canadian Conservative Party leadership candidate Maxime Bernier. M Bernier was the country's Foreign Minister under Stephen Harper until his rising star somewhat spectacularly self-detonated. But, after biding his time, he returned as a hero of the libertarian right - Mad Max, as he became known. Steyn and Bernier talk about what it means to be a conservative francophone in rural Quebec, the role of a medium-rank power in a turbulent world, and Canadian-US relations:
In this brand new edition of The Mark Steyn Show, Mark talks to Canadian Conservative Party leadership candidate Kellie Leitch. Dr Leitch has attracted controversy for her proposal for a "values test" for new immigrants, and before that for her stance on "barbaric cultural practices". But, in light of today's latest murderous terror attack at the Palace of Westminster, the question of whether free societies can take even modest steps to protect themselves against those who wish them ill is more relevant than ever. Kellie Leitch discusses these and other subjects with Mark:
On Wednesday morning Mark started the day with Steve Doocy at Fox & Friends, discussing the appalling rape and sodomization of a 14-year old Maryland high school girl by two of her "classmates", at least one of them an illegal alien:
On Monday night Mark joined Tucker Carlson on his new and highly successful show at Fox News to discuss a strangely fevered day in Washington, beginning with FBI director James Comey's testimony to Congress - and the Democrats' lurid response:
Here's a SteynPost that starts with increasing Democrat disdain for the codes and conventions of normal politics, the deathbed demography of Japan, and moves on to what Steyn calls the biggest story of our time - the great migrations:
On Friday, Mark returned to one of his favorite TV shows, Varney & Company on Fox Business. But this time Steyn and Stuart Varney found themselves on opposite sides of the Obamacare "replacement" debate. You can see the full interview here. There's more from Mark on camera at The Mark Steyn Show - but, if you prefer him out of sight, join this weekend for a SteynOnline audio special. ...
Today, Thursday, I'll be back behind the Golden EIB Microphone on America's Number One radio show. Three hours of substitute-host-level excellence in broadcasting starts at 12 noon Eastern/9am Pacific. If you're in the vicinity of the receiving apparatus, I hope you'll dial us up, either on one of 600 Rush affiliate stations across the US or via iHeartRadio livestream. Obamacare and Trumptapping are likely to come up, as well as the latest vehicular jihad at the Palace of Westminster that left ...
From The Mark Steyn Show, a valentine to one of the great iconic love songs:
Singer/pianist Carol Welsman comes from a very musical family (her grandfather was a founder of the Toronto Symphony), but she has a style all her own. Mark has always liked her version of "As Time Goes By" (from Carol's marvelous Benny Goodman album) and invited her along to recreate the song live on the show, with Michel Berthiaume on drums and Mathieu McConnell-Enright on bass. Click to enjoy:
As for Mark's tease about Carol's second great love song...
From The Mark Steyn Show, we present a special edition of our Song of the Week with a brace of 007 guests: Bond lyricist Don Black (Diamonds Are Forever, The World Is Not Enough) and Bond villain Robert Davi (License To Kill) are on hand to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first British song to win an Oscar.
Mark takes Don back to that Academy Awards night of 1967 when a young English songwriter stepped on stage to pick up his statuette from Dean Martin - and then actor and singer Robert Davi descends the Steyn staircase to perform his own version of a winning song on its demi-centennial:
Now that Punxsutawny Phil has decreed another six weeks of winter, Mark is joined for a wintry love song by one of the most successful lyricists of our time, the multi-Oscar and -Tony winner Tim Rice, to talk about one of Tim's comparatively few hits not to come from a film or show score. The Top Five record didn't come out quite the way Tim intended, as he explains. So Mark invited Emma Kershaw along to sing "A Winter's Tale" with its correct rhymes, and previously unheard third verse: