Happy Mother's Day to maternally minded readers in North America, the Antipodes and various other parts of the world. We have a brand new podcast, in which Mark looks at the lost art of the mother song.
In non-motherly news, in case you missed it, here's the last seven days as seen by Mark:
~He started the week with a 50th anniversary celebration of Louis Armstrong's Number One hit, "Hello, Dolly!".
~On Monday, he declined to take an interest in the White House Correspondents' Dinner.
~On Tuesday, he considered the remarkable number of non-criminals shot by American police.
~Wednesday brought news stories from Japan to Britain that confirmed the enduring relevance of Steyn's bestseller, America Alone.
~On Thursday, Mark joined Hugh Hewitt on air to discuss Benghazi, in a week crowded with manifestations of corruption in US government, from the IRS mass audit of Tea Party donors to Obama's golf vacations.
~On Friday, he responded to Michelle Obama's hashtag, #BringBackOurGirls, with #BringBackOurBalls, which quickly became Mark's most read piece of the week.
~On the Mann vs Steyn trial-of-the-century front, the stillborn National Climate Assessment emphasized that Big Climate alarmism is going nowhere. As we head toward trial, we're truly moved by your continued support for Steyn's free-speech campaign.
~Mark ended the week with our Saturday-night movie date, a belated 90th birthday salute to the director of Singin' In The Rain, Charade, On The Town and many more, Stanley Donen.
A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with our Song of the Week.