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The appalling FBI, thinking outside the box
Restricting liberty rather than contagion
When I was a kid, my aunt and uncle gave me a lavishly illustrated book on the US/Canadian border - "the longest undefended frontier in the world", until Chi-Com 19 came along. There was a quote in it that struck me even at the tender age of seven...
The accelerating non-conservatism of conservative leaders and institutions
Notes on recent sightings of conservatism - or "conservatism"
We are in a literally Orwellian world now
Steyn's position on the afternoon of January 6th has been consistent since the early evening of January 6th...
Interviewed by Steyn, then arrested by wanker coppers...
Steyn on Ryan, Cantor and McCarthy - the GOP's "Young Guns", who got real old real fast...
Today, Monday, I'll be speaking live to Hillsdale College's National Leadership Seminar
Steyn on the Duke of Edinburgh, the shifting goalposts of lockdown, and the squishiness of America's rock-ribbed conservatives
Steyn on replacism for me but not for thee
The far horizon for them, house arrest for you
Today, Tuesday, I'll be joining Peter Navarro, Kris Kobach and others for Michele Bachmann's Zoom conference on election integrity. Michele and Ben Carson will be kicking things off, followed by a panel on the Democrats' "HR1" bill: An Effort to Correct the Irregularities, or Institutionalize them?
Steyn on where we were a year ago, a Harry/Meghan crowdfunding flopperoo, and America as the Wuhan Institute of the Woke Flu...
After getting nowhere with the Taliban, the Raytheon lobbyist and his über-woke brass at the Pentagon target Tucker Carlson...
Stories that Steyn has no interest in
Mark on the world's most open border, a Clinton confidante, and a flurry of activity in Mann vs Steyn...
Steyn on the official lies being hammered down our throats - and the ones being quietly withdrawn
The end of mass travel, two thousand bucks for lunch, and from Nannygate to China policy supremo
Mark on Reimpeachment and two significant developments in the Mann vs Steyn case
The creepy veneration of the US Congress is utterly unwarranted
A few moments from the late Kathy Shaidle's appearances on The Mark Steyn Show
Obviously foreign countries are the easiest to write about: "Through the haze, I could see camel caravans crossing the Niger river," etc. That's Joseph C. Wilson IV's famous New York Times editorial about whether or not Saddam was trying to acquire uranium from Niger--a bad travelogue that nevertheless catapulted him to the world's longest 15 minutes of fame. But countries that are apparently just like your own are much harder to get into the real rhythm of. On the face of it, Australia is much like Canada: the streets have the same names (Wellington, Grosvenor, and so on), and there's usually a statue of Queen Victoria and/or a bunch of buildings bearing her moniker. Canada and Australia are, as we used to say, the two senior ...
So it turns out that, like clean elections, mass vaccination campaigns is just another thing America can no longer do: Steyn on who gets the express check-in and who doesn't...
According to the media, Donald J Trump is not entitled to legal representation
One of Mrs Thatcher's great insights was: First you win the argument; then you win the election. To win the argument, you have to make it...
Power drains, very quickly
Mark's back on America's Number One radio show
Just ahead of Trump's presser in Philly, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, the Associated Press and Fox News have all called the election for Joe Biden
Fake ballots, treason and plot
The Dementia Kid staggers on toward 270
Steyn covers the results as they come in
A tale of two hamlets
Biden turns Pennsylvania Potemkin
Steyn on the faintheartedness of anti-woke warriors
The Big Shut Up - from Islam to the woke billionaires
A ninth judge ...just in time for the avalanche of post-election litigation
Steyn on polls, pandemics and Pennsylvania
Trump and Biden meet for their second and last debate
After the last four years, would you take advice from the feds on "disinformation"?
The press goes postal, the press goes full Orwell, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg as the Aunt Flo of fine dining
Steyn on the latest beheading on the streets of Europe
A two-day time-out, Creepy Joe and the eight-year-old girl, and collateral damage from the Kavanaugh hearing
Choo-choo ch'Biden: whistlestops and turnout models
Trump vs Biden, as it happened
Steyn on a non-campaign, urban congestion, and demographic delusions
Another death at the hands of this hideous fraudulent "social justice" movement
Steyn on blood lust in California, the road from 9/11 to 2020, and contradicting a friend...
The Macdonald Monument, honoring Canada's first prime minister, stood in Dominion Square for 125 years - until this weekend...
Mark Steyn Club member and former People's Party of Canada candidate Ellen Comeau on what happens when government gets involved in political debates...
The Great Bifurcation accelerates; Kellyanne bows out; and Michael Mann is Doctor Deadbeat...
The globalists are making plans for us
Campaign 2020 and the coming chaos
Guest columnist Andrew Lawton on the Canadian political scandal starring grifters, shell corporations, virtue signallers and a federal ethics probe – with Justin Trudeau at the center of it.
Mark remembers P D James, and a remarkably prescient novel
Andrew Lawton on this week's sudden silencing of the Twitter elite
A sad end for Mike Adams - and the silence of the "silent majority"
A grim choice in November, Kobach for Kansas, and Michael Mann, scofflaw and deadbeat
Twenty years ago, Americans were told, "Get used to it: Manufacturing's not coming back. We can't make widgets for the price they can be made in China. So instead we're going to be 'the knowledge economy'..." Yet mysteriously China wound up with "the knowledge economy", too...
Two disgraceful federal cases - against Julian Assange and Michael Flynn
Social distance or social justice, wigs or hijabs, rubber stamps or billets doux?
A rare moment of judicial sanity
Lockdowns are for the little people
From mandatory masks to the dearth of duets, the post-lockdown world begins to take shape
US federal "justice" would embarrass your average dictatorship
Chinese checkers, mass transit morbidity, and R Kelly's lawyer
After losing big time in court, will the self-proclaimed Nobel Laureate have to take out a mortgage on his hockey stick?
When seconds count, the police are minutes away. When days count, the government is weeks away...
A Coronaland cornucopia from Mama Yang to Joe "Bird" Biden
As a new week begins, some Chinese virus notes - from the celebrity stricken and hockey hotties to Pelosi's porkapalooza and Madrid macho men
Is there nothing this virus can't do? From the Deerfield Testicle Festival to the Holy Roman Empire, who's been stricken - and who's next.
Good news from Italy? Alas, no...
A few notes on the Kung Flu fighting
This is the way the world ends, not with a Bern but a whimper...
Sharia chic, property is theft (except mine), and the non-warm-mongering scientist
The atonal cacophony of the Democrat debate
A Sinn Féin triumph in the Irish election
Will Mini-Mike's veep be Hillary - or Michelle?
Kate Smyth on going gently into Arabian night
Cometh the hour, cometh Brexit
Mark on Pelosi and Romney
This is what they think of you
Not athwart but adrift
All Schiff, all the time
Why the accused Trump should represent himself - plus dollies with dangles, and the jihadist as victim
Betting on Brexit
In case you missed it, here's how the last ten years looked to Mark
Jews, the news, and an insufficient Islamoschmooze
A Corbyn-less Hanukkah, a Senate-less impeachment, a fashion editor-less America
A transphobic gay altarpiece, the left's contempt for the will of the people, and the dismal spectacle of catch-up conservatism
In the UK election, a spectacular triumph for Steyn's old boss
After London Bridge, yet another absurd and humiliating might-be-terrorism-but-who-can-say? attack
A triggering speech about Joe Biden's leg hair and more, including a new Australia section, in this week's Laura's Links
The World's Worst Hitler, the partyless prince, and much more from around the web in this week's Laura's Links
Mark and Tucker celebrate the launch of Joe Biden's "No Malarkey" tour
London Bridge revisited - and more blackly parodic even than last time
A kosher conspiracy, Bloomberg for President, gran'ma fights back, and much more in this week's Laura's Links
Breaking news re Mann vs Steyn, plus the death of women's sports, and suing the thoughtcrime commissars of the UK police
Steyn's Number One, not just in cable news but all cable TV
From Don Cherry to Dolly Parton: all in this week's Laura's Links
Steyn on George Conway and Prince Andrew
Self-extinction is the ultimate virtue-signaling
In this week's Laura's Links: remembrance, equity theft, Swedish drag and cookies with non-binary gingertalia...
The newest free speech heroine is a Toronto librarian, Apple is woke to its core, and the kosher history of fish and chips. All this and more in Laura's Links...
Steyn on a doomed Sweden, a hate-filled Connecticut, a Jew-free Britain, and an adulterous Broadway
An X-rated drag queen storytime, an F-graded prime minister, and a round of jazz hands for all: another busy week in Laura's Links
Putting the kibosh on the Caliph
This week's Laura's Links : Justin's re-election, the real story of Chinese gulags, and the latest Big Tech threat
The morning after a grim Canadian election night
Just another day in the new UK: Brexit, racist statues, and the human right to star in a porno
Will blackface beat no-face? (Or two-face?)
From Pakistan for the single girl to Sesame Street on opioids: this week's Laura's Links
A man of the left backs away from the permanent coup - plus Canada's Prime Minstrel blackfaced and bulletproof
A Yom Kippur edition of Laura's Links, with stories about the trans culture war, Big Papal's support for mass migration, and the Old Vic theatre going woke.
From Yiddish dogs to Liberal underbusing
Learn to camp with the world's wokest mammy singer
Laura Rosen Cohen brings us her weekly selection of the good, the bad and the OMG-are-you-kidding-me, curated by yours truly. This week: sperm donors, blackface and the cult of environmentalism.
SteynOnline's resident suburban Jewish mom, Laura Rosen Cohen, is back on dry land with another of her weekly roundup of stories depicting the world's insanity, evil and grace.
Homeland security, oceanic insecurity, and that's the sound of the man working his chain on the gang...
Laura Rosen Cohen brings us a special Laura's Links, filed from the glacier ridden inside passage of Alaska, aboard the Mark Steyn Cruise.
Brexiteers and Remoaners locked in ever more demented plot twists
If not yet a one-party state, we have a one-party culture
Unfit Australian police, brave Iranian women, self-hating Jews: Laura Rosen Cohen once again trawls the internet for all that's worth seeing...
The rise of China and the road to Brexit
From a litigious babysitter to a transgender rugby player, Laura Rosen Cohen brings us 20,000 links under the sea in the latest Laura's Links...
In this week's Laura's Links: Iceland mourns a glacier, anti-Semitic Leftist ice queens continue to make hay out of a travel ban from Israel, and a transgender cricket player melts away real women's chances of victory.
From Ramadan raps to a cross-country granny, the latest Laura's Links
Gillette's woke gamble cost the company eight billion dollars. But maybe they can go get degrees in Marijuana Studies instead?
After a short summer break, Mark returns to "Tucker Carlson Tonight"...
From a creepily cute wedding photobomb to Donald Trump's continuous Twitter victories, here are the top stories you may-have-seen-but-probably-missed, courtesy of Laura Rosen Cohen...
Until his car passed through the gates of Buckingham Palace en route to the kissing of hands, I didn't quite believe Boris Johnson would actually make it to the premiership. That's partly because many years ago he arrived late at a Spectator lunch, told us he'd just realized he was going to be prime minister, and we all laughed...
After the Special Counsel's flop performance before Congress, Mark revisits his interview with Mueller victim George Papadopoulos
Laura Rosen Cohen takes us 20,000 links under the sea in her latest roundup of the insane, infuriating and indigestible
After much acclaim for her first SteynOnline contribution, Australian Mark Steyn Club member Kate Smyth returns with this take on the wokeification of the western workplace.
From Lindsay Shepherd's virtual vaporization by Big Tech to daddy-daughter wardrobe sessions, Laura Rosen Cohen returns with the latest instalment of her weekly round-up of specially curated stories from across the globe.
The difference between "Bush Derangement Syndrome" and "Trump Derangement Syndrome" was that the former was largely contained to a visceral loathing for the President himself, whereas the latter has been extended to anyone who voted for him...
In Democrat identity politics it helps to be a British subject
The Age of Woke is one of accelerating obsolescence
Laura Rosen Cohen links around the world, from California grooming to Continental bathing
It's not illegal to be a bigoted, racist, Islamophobe as Tommy Robinson's critics allege he is. So the government got him on contempt of court and a parking ticket instead.
Laura Rosen Cohen once again takes us 20,000 links under the sea in her weekly round-up of content from around the globe ranging from the cute to the infuriating.
Robert Mueller is testifying before congress. Here's a look back at some of the swamp's leading men throughout the Russia investigation.
Laura Rosen Cohen once again brings you more links than you'd find on a PGA tour as she trawls the internet for the stories you might have missed...
Kate Smyth on how the victim culture is undoing the work of many women's rights trailblazers
My old boss Boris Johnson has been fortunate, as Donald Trump was in 2016, in his enemies.
Laura Rosen Cohen takes us around the world in 80 clicks, from an Ohio bakery to the Vatican with stops in Michiganistahn and deep state dumpsters.
Trump, Bernie, and a Steyn I-told-you-so moment
Laura Rosen Cohen links around the world
O tempora, O Tories
Useless Tories on either side of the Atlantic, a Wolf gets sheepish, and Armenians for Lulu
The return of Farage, and the repudiation of May ...and Corbyn
Conrad Black's long overdue pardon and America's disgraceful and corrupt federal "justice" system
Mark on "the village idiots of Brexit", the dark corruption at the heart of the FBI, and a comedian whose biggest laugh was a newspaper headline...
Mark and Tucker on Alyssa Milano and Bette Midler's sex strike in the cause of abortion:
Treachery and incompetence: The Tories' winning combination
The Ministry of Possibilities, Justin practices feng sushi, the "far right" moves nearer, and the judenrein New York Times
The media's determination to present an Islamic massacre of Christians as anything but
Woke razors, gay rugger, and Theresa's tyranny
Distancing yourself into the distance
Brexit thwarters, Privy Council enforcers and Tongan reverts
New Zealand takes virtue-signaling to the next level
After two years, Robert Mueller folds
Parliament rises up against the people
Steyn on Winston's biographer and Dubya's dinner companion, criminalizing movie reviews, and betraying Brexit
All jihad is local, but all "Islamophobia" is global...
From bigshot Democrats to moderate conservatives, "reparations" catches on
Everyone meets at Jew-Hate Junction: excitable young Mohammedans, secular polytechnic Euro-lefties, anti-globalist conspiracy theorists...
Perversion of justice in Ottawa and Melbourne - and Steyn remembers the comic timing of a great conductor
Voiceless sound men, womanless women's sports, and Sousa seizures
Steyn on the air, Dennis on stage, dust in the wind, Anne in the water...
Gropers in Sydney, plotters in Ottawa
Mark joins Kat, Tyrus and his fellow Torontonian Dr Debra Soh on "The Greg Gutfeld Show"
Steyn on two contrasting approaches to population growth - and the hereditary nobility of Michigan
Trump Derangement vs Bush Derangement; the crime of Tweet liking; and the Wodehousian stage of social protest
Conservative Inc disgraces itself
Steyn on the air and in Wilkes-Barre, and Howard Dean in full voice and in Canada
Social justice paedo-chic
Trump, the Democrats, and the border
In case you missed it, here's how the last twelve months looked to Mark
The politburo and the press catch up to Steyn's thesis on China
Time's Man of the Year and a Steyn I-told-you-so moment
A "lone wolf" doesn't want for company
Another hundred million bucks out the window
Ashley Webster interviews Mark on politics, comedy, music and more
Wombles, cockwombles, and courtroom cockwombles
The Taqiya branch of the rainbow coalition
"Life must go on" means sudden, bloody, murderous death must go on
French protesters, Russian bots, Greek moppets and the first American cockwomble
Steyn on Somalia with chip shops, golf with Sinatra, and a world without CRTV
Festive Terrablocks and a Hokey-Cokey Brexit
Steyn on a deep-cover Saudi spook and his princely patron plus an urbane BBC survivor and SteynOnline's sixteenth birthday
Steyn on Theresa May's betrayal of Brexit, and a possible replacement for her
An immigrant dream ends in a jihadist nightmare on the streets of Melbourne
Notes on the blue wave that wasn't, and a red trickle in the Senate
Bernard Landry, the separatist who couldn't separate
Real slaughter in Pittsburgh, a fake Seminole in Florida, and a new Muslim in Ireland
Creeping Sharia watch: Just because a bloke has sex with a nine-year-old doesn't mean he's a pedophile...
The answer to more violence is never less speech - as even Mitt Romney should know
A mail bomber on the loose - and the perfidious Sauds
Fighting for Kandahar while surrendering Paris - plus when Sargey gets blue, and not feline so groovy
Saudi consular services, Canada's coercive tolerance, and Dennis Miller's sketch aversion
Nova Scotian canines, media know-nothings, Gosnell grosses - and whatever happened to Peggy-Sue?
A squirrel can be a service animal, a white man can be a person of color, but a woman can no longer be a woman
Steyn and Trump then and now, Gosnell the movie, and Bachman-Bachmann Overdrive
Brett Kavanaugh de-Borks himself, with precious little help from the Republicans
A remarkable election in Quebec, and its wider implications
Steyn on sexual inquisition, self-awareness and subversion
Mark's Monday Notebook to start the week: Steyn on GOP spines, second-rate schools, fourth-rate senates, a new political party in Canada, and touching shiny baubles...
The state religion and its heretics
Anyone for tennis?
Steyn on John McCain and Neil Simon
Here comes another Aussie PM: Steyn on the rise and fall of backstabber Malcolm Turnbull
Deported Nazis, murderous aliens, and flipped minions
Contempt for the citizenry grows ever more open
America, Britain and Canada opt to live in Pol Pot's Year Zero
Steyn on street smarts and Smuts-shaming
Simcoe Day in Toronto, French tricolors on Chinese eyeballs, and Gibraltarian composers on the road to LA
Bertolt Brecht's advice, as taken up by the new Germany, and France, and Britain...
Italy resists the Age of Aquarius
Steyn on a highbrow De Niro, a lowbrow Trudeau, and a brow-beaten Britain
There she goes, Miss America
The day after tomorrow, twelve years on:
The British state would rather shoot the messenger
The investigation into foreign interference with the 2016 election was created as a cover for domestic interference with the 2016 election
Dispatching Bernard, matching Harry, and hatching a subversive play
The unusual alter-ego of Samantha Bee's superhero
Investigation without end
Steyn on Alfie Evans, Stephen Foster, and Big Climate's biggest scam
When a "great patriot" sues his own "wonderful network"
Comedy gold from Mitt Romney, Justin Trudeau, and a defender of scofflaw deadbeats CRTV
Enoch Powell and a political speech that echoes down the decades
Steyn on a portent of the future; immigration and free speech; why the GOP base despises its leaders; and "Hey, Jude" vs "What a Wonderful World"
Mark's Weekend Notebook - on Syria and Germany, on Germany and Hungary, on Paul Ryan's long goodbye and George Jonas' enduring wisdom
A telling moment in Mark Zuckerberg's congressional testimony
A trio of Harvard men to start the week: Ted, Tom and Zuck
Steyn on murder in London and New York, Easter at NBC and NPR, and Islamo-leftie outsourcing to women and children
Media double standards - and a song for Anderson Cooper
The first mass shooter motivated by YouTube "de-monetization" policies
Steyn on heroism, depravity and passivity in a dying France
Telford and the cuckold state
The British state as appeaser and enabler of its enemies
At the Oscars: no show, no politics, no nothin'...
Steyn on a re-assassinated president, a dress-up prime minister, and a truly brave scientist
The appalling conduct of Sheriff Scott Israel and his Broward County deputies
European officialdom smooths the path for Islam
Terror trials and climate trials - and Steyn talks to The National Post:
Self-deporting dreamers, canine glass ceilings, and trial by ordeal
Steyn on control-freak "social media", a re-Talibanized Afghanistan, and an unvetted cabinet minister
Steyn on the memo - and what it means
The State of the Union: the speech - and what Trump's up against...
Steyn riffles through a potpourri of headlines, from the FISA memo to sharia courtesy of Australian taxpayers
Snapshots of a changing world, from Araby to England
Mark with Monday Mohammeds, transatlantic posteriors, and more
There was almost too much news these last 24 hours. Mark takes a tour of the headlines...
Steyn on stabbings, from Vermont to Ireland
Happy New Year to you. On the Eighth Day of Christmas the multiculti fetishists gave to us...
Happy New Year! In case you missed it, here's how the last twelve months looked to Mark...
An "Australian citizen" mows down pedestrians ...but don't worry, it's "not terror-related"
Ten quick thoughts on the hideously corrupted "Russia investigation"
Steyn's post-mortem on a bizarre Alabama senate race
Steyn on the "Russia investigation"
Steyn on nuptials, taxes, demography, downfalls, and a Congressional thug
Getting used to it - in Spain and Finland and Belgium ...and Buckingham Palace
Steyn on one of the most bizarre weeks in modern British history
Here is a news story that will make no sense whatsoever to anyone who is not Australian - and, indeed, shouldn't really make any sense even if you are Australian...
We're gonna need more Diversity Bollards...
The amazing persistence of a worthless dossier
Robert Mugabe, Goodwill Ambassador?
In the wake of police bungling in Nevada, the conspiracy theories spread...
One of the most agreeable features of Common Law used to be its lack of interest in so-called group rights. What mattered was the individual, equal before the law. But that was then and this is now...
Heading for the exits in England, East Germany, and Catalonia...
I had thought by last night we would know more about Stephen Craig Paddock. By now the usual social-media non-paper trail and petty-crime police records and mental-health issues should have emerged. Instead, nothing has - except some bizarrely distinctive details...
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 - and that AfD would do better than expected...
The internal contradictions of the rainbow coalition
Sixteen years after 9/11, a Mad Dog and his insufficient bark
He's no Dreamer: Mark on the sentimentalization of public policy
The respectable classes and their fetish for thuggery
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