Mark was busy with family matters toward the end of the week, but he still found time to keep an eye on the big news. In case you missed it, here's his take on the last seven days:
We began the week with the welcome return of Mark's Mailbox.
~Our Monday-morning Song of the Week was the song that gave birth to an entire genre - the first great love ballad in the American Songbook.
~On Tuesday Mark returned to one of the big themes of the summer - the contrast between the express check-in at America's evaporated southern border and the ever more insane harassment of the law-abiding at the northern border, with the latest installment of the federal commissars' crackdown on bagpipes.
~On Wednesday Mark joined Toronto's Number One morning man John Oakley to discuss Ferguson, Missouri and the militarization of US policing, and the news that in the new Caliphate an American had been beheaded by a "Briton", which proved to be our most-read piece of the week.
~On the upcoming Mann vs Steyn trial of the century, Steve McIntyre reported that Big Climate enforcer Michael Mann's newfound sensitivity to charges of "fraud" is at odds with the EPA's relaxed attitude to Mann's own use of that term. Thank you to all who've helped support Mark's campaign this week via the Steyn store. We continue to prepare for Mann's deposition, discovery, and trial.
~To end the week, Mark returned to the subject of beheaded American journalist James Foley, and the President's horrible, hollow evasions on the subject.
A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with our Song of the Week.