Happy Mother's Day to North American, Antipodean and other readers. Mark was laid low by ill health for most of the week but he did return toward the end:
~As a veteran of free-speech campaigns in Canada and elsewhere, for Mark the big news of the week was the attempted mass murder by two Islamic fanatics in Garland, Texas - and the appalling reaction to it by the American media. His essay on that and other setbacks for free speech in Canada and Britain is SteynOnline's most-read piece this weekend.
~Wednesday was Orson Welles' somewhat under-observed centenary. Steyn marked the occasion with some thoughts on Citizen Kane.
~And for the mommy-minded don't miss Mark's seasonal podcast on the lost art of the mother song.
On June 11th and 12th, Steyn will be joining all the A-list deniers in Washington, DC for the Heartland Institute's 10th International Conference on Climate Change. Michael E Mann's hashtag generator is already overheating: #KochScaifeDenialMachine-a-palooza! For more information on the conference, see here.
Steyn will be there with some of his co-authors on the brand new book Climate Change: The Facts. It's available at Amazon and elsewhere, but you can always order it direct from the SteynOnline bookstore - and get it personally autographed by Mark.