Happy Super Bowl Sunday to our American readers. For our friends Down Under, Mark's nationwide tour of Australia kicks off a week today - on Valensteyn's Day live in Perth. All dates are sold out except for a few remaining tickets for Mark's debut appearance in Cloncurry. If you'd like to grab one of the last seats at the Post Office Hotel (see right), please click here. And, if you'd like to be put on the waiting list for Perth, Brisbane, Canberra, Sydney or the big gala beano in Melbourne, please email Rachel at the IPA here.
~Monday saw the presidential nominating process formally kick off with the Iowa Caucus. On the Republican side, it was a victory for Cruz, a disappointment for Trump, but it was third-placed Rubio who instantly emerged as the pundits' darling. On the Democrat side, they flipped coins: as Steyn saw it, if Iowa was a Third World banana republic, Jimmy Carter and the UN observers would decline to certify the results.
~The biggest story of our time continues to be Europe's civilizational suicide via fast-track Islamization. This week we posted Mark's interview in the Danish Parliament from last September - before the Paris attack, the German rapes, the Swedish murders, yet timelier than ever. Click below to watch:
~On Wednesday Steyn started the day with Toronto's Number One morning man, John Oakley. They discussed the climate alarmists' call for those who disagree with them to be "thrown in jail" - and the comparative risks of calling elections on Canadian quarters vs US quarters. Click below to listen:
~This week President Obama visited a mosque and declared that Islam means peace. Mark thought something got lost in translation.
~On Friday Steyn checked in with Boston radio colossus Howie Carr to preview the New Hampshire Primary.
~For our weekend movie selection, Mark reviewed Michael Bay's new film 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.
Steyn's new CD, Feline Groovy: Songs for Swingin' Cats, dedicated to his own beloved cat Marvin, has a four-and-a-half star rating over at iTunes and continues to rack up five-star reviews at Amazon. For example:
It looks like a weird joke until you actually listen to it
I bought this album as a gag gift for my 10-year-old niece, thinking that it would be a record of cat noises that would annoy her parents. The joke backfired. My niece and her parents love it. Far from finding it annoying, her parents are thrilled that their daughter is listening to - and thoroughly enjoying - jazzy tunes from the 20th Century that they listened to as children.
A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with our Song of the Week. And, if you're minded to hit the Flinders Highway, don't forget to snag those remaining seats in Cloncurry for Steyn's Australian tour.