The week began with a song whose author died the night before its first performance.
~Monday was the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, which Steyn marked in a very popular column: "The Field Where Liberty Was Sewn."
~On Tuesday Ken Rice of the University of Edinburgh forced himself to watch Mark's speech to the Heartland Institute's climate conference in Washington. Prof Rice did not have a good time.
~The strangest story of the week was the outing of a white woman who blacks herself up every morning to serve as president of the local African-American grievance-mongering society, which Mark mulled in our most-read column this week, "The New Minstrelsy". On Wednesday, he tied it together with another strange story - the Muslim who woke up to find Mossad had stolen just one of his shoes.
~On Thursday Mark contemplated the news that Alexander Hamilton is getting booted off the $10 bill in favor of Sacagawea, Harriet Tubman, Caitlyn Jenner or Rachel Dolezal.
~Nine people died in church in Charleston this week. On Friday Mark shared his thoughts on the murders, and the political reaction that followed.
In his weekend column, Mark considered the Pope's encyclical on climate change, the need for a fresh start, and Michael E Mann's apparent angling for a fantasy archbishopric to add to his fake Nobel Prize. For an update on Dr Fraudpants' lawsuit against Steyn, please see here. The good news is that Climate Change: The Facts is back in stock at Amazon, and Mark and his co-authors are cleaning Mann's clock on the Climatology Hit Parade. You can also order the book, personally autographed, direct from the SteynOnline bookstore - and, if you need it in the next 90 seconds, it's out in eBook via Kindle, Nook at Barnes & Noble, or Kobo at Indigo-Chapters in Canada and around the world.
A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with our Song of the Week.