Mark is unwell, and in enough pain as it is without additional excruciating agony from prolonged exposure to Hillary campaigning, urban looting, the appalling behavior of anti-Charlie Hebdo novelists, the return from the grave of Canada's censorship law, the British election debate or any of the other high spots of the week. However, before he took to his sick bed, he did comment on a few things making the news:
~The week began with a cash-for-Cankles update: the Clintons somehow managed to wangle a $100 million finder's fee for facilitating the transfer of one-fifth of US uranium into the hands of Vladimir Putin. For most presidential candidates, this would be an unhelpful revelation, but apparently not for Hillary.
~Elsewhere, Mark found time to round-up his views on the prospective UK criminalization of "Islamophobia", Bruce Jenner, and - just in time for Baltimore - Ferguson: The Play.
~Our Sinatra Centenary song this week was a great ballad Frank recorded four times in four different decades: "Everything Happens To Me."
~As global warm-monger Michael E Mann's defamation suit against Steyn chugs toward the start of its fourth year, Mahmoud Abbas' son came along to gut the relevant law, as Mark saw it - or possibly not, according to Popehat.
While we're waiting for the Mann vs Steyn trial to get started, there's no better way to while away the global-warming "pause" than by reading Climate Change: The Facts, featuring Mark and some of the world's most eminent scientists with a cool appraisal on the state of the climate debate. The paperback keeps flying off the shelves at Amazon, but, if they're temporarily out of stock there, you can always order it direct from the SteynOnline bookstore - and get it personally autographed by Mark.