Today is the last day of Wimbledon. Mark celebrates in his traditional fashion.
Meanwhile, here's the last seven days as seen by Steyn:
~Monday saw news-making court decisions on both sides of the Atlantic. In Washington, a supposed victory for religious liberty was seen by Steyn as a glass four-ninths empty. In London, Rolf Harris, a big and enduring star in Britain and Australia for six decades, was convicted of sexual assaults on girls as young as seven, and sent to gaol. Mark looked back at one of his many pop hits, "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport", and at the Jimmy Savile scandal that began the unraveling of Harris' brilliantly sustained career.
~On Wednesday Steyn marked the passing of Paul Mazursky, writer and director of many memorable movies, and the murders of three Jewish teenagers by Hamas.
~On Thursday, the eve of the national holiday, Mark related a tale from Pittsburgh via Toronto demonstrating that American citizens are as innovative as ever, but, thanks to an obstructive government, it's now strictly for export.
~Our most read piece of the week was related to the upcoming Mann vs Steyn trial of the century. Global warm-monger Michael E Mann agreed to do one of those ask-me-anything sessions at Twitter hosted by a public radio host, Jennifer Szweda Jordan, whose idea of a tough question was "As a dad, how do you talk to your child/ren about climate change?" Sadly, time ran out before anyone could ask Mann why his science has been hailed by his fellow scientists as "scanty", "sloppy", "sh*tty", "rubbish", "a disgrace to the profession", "dubious", "invalidated" and "just bad science". Meanwhile, we continue to interview witnesses and prepare for trial. Thank you so much to all the SteynOnline readers who've continued to support Mark's pushback against the climate mullahs via the Steyn store. We're very grateful.
~For a holiday weekend, Mark chose as his movie pick the Nineties blockbuster Independence Day - and pondered, with Hugh Hewitt, whether too many Americans were now making a declaration of dependence.
A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with our Song of the Week.