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Man Un-Makyth Manners

For whatever reason, the Baltimore Ravens and the Jacksonville Jaguars engaged in a game of American football at Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday. "The Star-Spangled Banner" was played, and two dozen players dropped to the ground and "took a knee". Then "God Save The Queen" was played, and all the Americans got off their knees and remained standing for the duration. What are we to make of this? At this point, judging from most of the ludicrous commentary on this issue, one is supposed to say something about the players exercising their First Amendment rights, and how one has to respect that, etc. Except they don't have a First Amendment in the United Kingdom, so presumably the authorities would have been entitled to release the hounds ...

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Steyn on Europe

Alternative Reality

On Saturday night, at the end of a speech on immigration, I was asked by a lady in the audience about Sunday's impending election in Germany. She had met a young Teutonic chappie who said he was voting for Angela Merkel, and she couldn't understand why. And I said that Frau Merkel was certain to win the election, but what would be important to watch would be the respective strengths of the losing parties: my questioner's chum was voting Merkel because he feared the rise of the "far right" - ie, AfD, Alternative für Deutschland - but I suggested that AfD would do better than expected. That was a rather boring and cautious prediction, but the post-Nazi complex proportional-representation electoral system was designed by the Allies ...

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The Matter that Matters

In this brand new SteynPost, Mark takes as his starting point the contrasting treatments of the Hillary Clinton "investigation" and the Trump "Russia' investigation, and argues that the alleged "foreign interference with US elections" is, in fact, a far more disturbing case of domestic interference with US elections. Click below to watch:

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On the Air

Steyn on Stage, Screen, Radio, the Printed Page ...and More

Yesterday was a busy day for me on TV - talking Dreamers with Ash Webster, banana-republic secret police with Neil Cavuto, and finally Congressional approval ratings with Lou Dobbs. ~Today I spent three hours on the radio guest-hosting America's Number One radio broadcast. You can find a few moments from the show here. Somewhere along the way I mentioned Kim Jong-Un denouncing Donald Trump as a "dotard". And, after a couple of Shakespearean references, I trilled: High on a hill was a lonely dotard... Mar Dukes emails to correct: Tell Mark in The Sound of Music they sing of a goatherd, not a dotard. There are days I feel I'm ten years overdue for retirement. We also talked about rugby, and I mentioned the New Zealand team, the All Blacks. ...

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On the Air

The Lies of James Clapper

Tomorrow, Friday, Mark rounds out the week guest-hosting for Rush on America's Number One radio show, starting at 12 noon Eastern/9am Pacific. We hope you'll tune in, either on one of over 600 radio stations across America or via iHeartMedia livestream. Meanwhile, here's what he had to say with Neil Cavuto earlier today re James Clapper's remarks on the outgoing Obama Administration's surveillance of the incoming Trump Administration. Click below to watch:

Mark will have more to say about the "Russia investigation"...

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On the Air

The Inability to Uni-Task

Mark started the day with a full hour on one of his favorite shows, "Varney & Co" on Fox Business. Ashley Webster was guest-hosting for Stuart, and the topics included North Korea, tax reform, Dreamers, and the sentimentalization of public policy...

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The Decadence of Democrats

On Wednesday night Mark kept his midweek date with Tucker Carlson on Fox News. The subject was the increasingly extremist rhetoric from Nancy Pelosi, Keith Ellison and other leading Democrats:

As always, Mark Steyn Club members who dissent from...

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Steyn on Culture

Statue of Limitations

Sixteen years into the "war on terror", we're fighting over the wrong turf, and with the wrong weapons

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Steyn on Europe

When Opposite World Moves In Next Door

The internal contradictions of the rainbow coalition

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On the Air

Terror and Twaddle

Mark talks bucket bombs in London, and a ratings bomb at the Emmys

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Defend Free Speech!

The Vertigo at the Top of the Stick

In a couple of months, Michael E Mann's defamation suit against me will enter its sixth year in the constipated bowels of DC justice...

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Steyn's Song of the Week

At Last/Serenade in Blue

As I was saying just seven days ago, exactly three-quarters of a century back - September 1942 - an entirely forgettable film opened that left us three unforgettable songs. Which isn't bad for a movie with George Montgomery and Ann Rutherford and Cesar Romero and Carole Landis, none of whom are where you go to look for great hit numbers. In fact, Harry Warren and Mack Gordon wrote a quintet of songs for Orchestra Wives, and the two that haven't lasted would have sounded pretty good in most circumstances. Had the United States Government not considered it unhelpful to the war effort, "That's Sabotage", in particular, might have taken off: it's kinda cute and super-catchy, and one I used to enjoy playing when I was a teenager.

But the three big songs from the film are on another scale. Last week, we featured the splashy production number, "(I've Got a Gal in) Kalamazoo", so today we're going with the two ballads. One of them - thanks to an assist from Etta James and then Barack Obama - is bigger today than it's ever been...

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Mark's Week in Review

A Se'nnight of Steyn, September 18-24

In case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark

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Mark at the Movies

LA Confidential

For our Saturday movie date this week, we're marking the twentieth anniversary of LA Confidential, which opened in September 1997, with a belated tip of the hat to its director, Curtis Hanson, who died last year...

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The Pest in the Street

Welcome to the final episode of our current Tale for Our Time - Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent

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Waterloo Sunset

The penultimate episode of The Secret Agent

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Of Pipperoos and Packets

Episode Eighteen of our nightly audio adventure, The Secret Agent

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"The Drop Given was Fourteen Feet"

In Episode Seventeen of Mark's audio adaptation of The Secret Agent, Winnie Verloc faces what she has done, and dreads the price she will pay for it...

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Steyn's Song of the Week

The Glory of Love

If you saw singer/pianist Carol Welsman do "As Time Goes By" as our Sunday song a few weeks back, you'll know that she can freshen up the most familiar standard. So we're thrilled to have Carol back live, accompanied by the Steyn house band:

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Steyn's Song of the Week

At Long Last Love

Another live-performance edition, with Robert Davi singing Cole Porter:

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The Mark Steyn Weekend Show

Big Mac en rose

Michael Keaton's biopic of the man behind McDonald's; a tribute to Mary Tyler Moore; and Canada's disco diva Patsy Gallant recalls Édith Piaf:

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Mann vs Steyn

Football and Hockey

The Corner post that launched a lawsuit...

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