Politics & Current Affairs
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
We are enjoined not to speak ill of the dead. But, when an entire nation â€“ or, at any rate, its "mainstream" media culture â€“ declines to speak the truth about the dead, we are certainly entitled to speak ill of such false eulogists. In its coverage of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's passing, America's TV networks are creepily reminiscent of those plays Sam Shepard used to write about some dysfunctional inbred hardscrabble Appalachian household where there's a baby buried in the backyard but everyone agreed years ago never to mention it. In this case, the unmentionable corpse is Mary Jo Kopechne, 1940-1969. If you have to bring up the, ah, circumstances of that year of decease, keep it general, keep it vague. As Kennedy flack Ted Sorensen put it ...
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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