Mark is honored to have been named the Number One columnist in John Hawkins' 2015 website awards. in what he hopes will be the first of his 2016 award-winners, here's how the last seven days looked to Steyn :
The week began with 100-Million-Dollar Man Jeb Bush promising to "woo Lindsey Graham". That should be worth a couple of points in Iowa.
~On Monday Mark paid tribute to Natalie Cole, an unforgettable song and an unshuttupable songwriter.
~On Tuesday Steyn noted another New Year passing - that of Arkansas senator Dale Bumpers, who died just as his protégé Bill Clinton's vile serial abuse of women returned to the news. Meanwhile, Bill's wife, en route to her coronation, met a rare journalist willing to ask her a well-informed Benghazi question.
~On Wednesday Mark started the day on the radio in Toronto with John Oakley and discussed among other topics President Obama's feeble executive orders on the matter of "gun control". Click below to listen:
Within days of the President's action, a Philadelphia police officer was shot with a stolen police firearm by an ISIS supporter doing it "in the name of Islam". Fortunately, Philadelphia's mayor and leading Koranic scholar, Imam Jim Kenney, knows better than the perp.
~Thursday marked the first anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris. The cover of the magazine one year on was a dismal sight. By contrast, the Canadian Press' re-organization of the facts was in its own way a work of genius. Steyn's own anniversary column on "the ghosts of Charlie Hebdo" was our most-read piece of the week.
~The biggest story of the New Year went unreported for almost a week: the mass sexual assault of German women by Muslim men in Cologne and other cities. On Friday Mark addressed "the official lies" of the Merkel regime, and her disgraceful crackdown on free speech.
~For his weekend column Steyn recounted his trip to the heart of Bernie Sanders' Vermont for a Donald Trump rally.
~For our Saturday movie date, Mark paid tribute to the late Robert Stigwood with one of his biggest hits: Grease.
A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with our Song of the Week, and with Mark's appearance on Monday's "Mornings on the Mall" at WMAL in Washington, DC, live at 8am Eastern.
Mark's new cat album, Feline Groovy, continues to hold its own on both the jazz charts and the pop charts. We like this five-star review from J H Williams:
Feline Better After Listening to This CD!
These are wonderful songs! I really didn't know what to expect as Mark Steyn is such a brilliant and funny writer but WOW! He can sing great cat songs too..! Buy this! You will love it!
Steyn's cat album keeps flying off the shelves at Amazon, so order while you can. If you can't wait for the mailman, it can be yours in seconds via digital download from Amazon or iTunes.
And finally for our readers Down Under: Don't forget to book early for Mark's Australian tour next month.