In case you missed it, here's the last seven days as seen by Mark:
~He started the week with a song for St Patrick's Day, and a one-hour TV special for whoever the patron saint of free speech is.
~On Monday Mark pondered the question of US credibility abroad, and asked: Why would any foreign government trust America?
~On Tuesday he turned to one of the most mournful plaints of Republican candidates - if we're not careful, we'll wind up like Europe - and concluded that we're already way beyond that.
~On Wednesday Mark began the day bright and early with Toronto's Number One morning man John Oakley discussing the big story of the week - that Malaysian plane. Later he turned his attention to the small story of the week - in contrast to last week's Euro-American cheese war, the Euro-American banana rapprochement.
~On Thursday, for fans of Lord Tennyson, Mark dusted off the last Crimean War for the headline of what proved to be our most-read piece of the week: "The Charge of the Lightweight Brigade."
~It was a week of developments on the upcoming Mann vs Steyn trial of the century: on Monday, Dr Mann filed a motion to dismiss with prejudice Steyn's counterclaims; on Wednesday, Steyn's co-defendants at National Review filed a motion to stay discovery pending appeal; and on Friday Steyn filed an objection to National Review's motion and asked to be separated from them. If all that makes your head hurt, at the end of the week Mark took a broad swipe at the stagnant toilet of American pseudo-justice, criminal and civil. In between, everyone, left and right, took shots at Steyn.
~Mark's weekend offering looked at the Dutch establishment's determination to rid themselves of this turbulent blond, and for our Saturday feature he turned to questions of betrayal Hollywood-style and marked the centenary of Budd Schulberg, writer of On The Waterfront.
A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with our Song of the Week.