The last lazy languorous quality of America's "holiday from history"...
Steyn on the summer of 2001
A month before 9/11: The summer of '01...
Steyn on a memorable dinner with the Duke of Edinburgh - plus an earl, a viscount, two barons, a knight ...and a plain old Canadian mister
A Steyn classic comes true: Hillary Clinton, novelist...
Mark and Tucker on Julian Assange, the Deep State's revenge, and McConnell's threats
The creepy veneration of the US Congress is utterly unwarranted
Yesterday the President of the United States pardoned, among others, the first Trump campaign member to plead "guilty" in the Mueller Russia investigation: George Papadopoulos. From 2016 onwards, the most powerful figures in the most powerful surveillance agencies on earth dedicated themselves to subverting, first, the ruling party's principal political opponent and, then, the duly elected head of government and his administration. None of them will pay a price; some of them are still in power, and some of them will return to power in the weeks ahead. Meanwhile, a presidential candidate compromised by a Chinese honey trap continues to sit on the House Intelligence Committee - and America's "newspaper of record" has made not a single ...
Sometimes the honey trap's packing a little more than you expect
An executive branch that disdains its head
Steyn on the latest beheading on the streets of Europe
Steyn pines for the golden age of presidential debates - like, er, Bush vs Gore
As the great woke wars of 2020 continue, an Oregon politician has found himself on the receiving end of a racist latter. Of course, he also found himself on the sending end of it in yet another faux hate crime.
The March of the Morons across the western world is deeply depressing. As soon as a new low is reached, some halfwit dives even deeper.Thus Tim Kaine, Virginia senator and 2016 vice-presidential candidate, on the origins of slavery...
Is the Chinese virus about to do for Richard Branson?
The west's China syndrome
The woman who enabled Clinton's impeachment, and the scandal she unleashed
In China and elsewhere, the hospitals are spreading the disease
In the age of the coronavirus, lessons from SARS
Cometh the hour, cometh Brexit
A Trump night in Berniestan
Mark on General Soleimani's instant dispatch at Baghdad Airport - and the one that got away
Is the Ground Zero Mosque back?
The thirtieth anniversary of the "Montreal Massacre"
While Australia held its referendum on becoming a republic, Steyn dined at Buckingham Palace...
Impeachment then and now
The centenary of the Father of Trudeaupia
A candidate who's left of right of left of center versus a candidate who's right of left of right of left of center
Exit Trump's National Security Advisor
Steyn on the Saudis
A bipartisan "compromise" has resulted in hundreds of billions more in government spending
The fiftieth anniversary of Chappaquiddick
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...
The fiftieth anniversary of "one small step"
Robert Mueller is testifying before congress. Here's a look back at some of the swamp's leading men throughout the Russia investigation.
Judy Garland, a third husband, and a second act
In Tariq Khan's "global city", a shanty in the sky
Canadian Liberals wish not only to revive section 13 from the dead, but to give it untold powers to force social media companies to purge online speech from whomever the government deems the hatemongers du jour.
John Walker Lindh is out of jail and still hot for jihad
The centenary of Pete Seeger: When will he ever learn?
From Mrs Thatcher to Mrs May: a sad contrast
Get me to the mosque on time!
Steyn talks Big Climate, Magna Carta, the Medieval Warm Period, the non-frigid bit of Canada, naked Nobel Laureates and more...
By popular demand, an encore broadcast of Douglas Murray's appearance on The Mark Steyn Show:
Among the benefits of Mark Steyn Club membership is...
A century on: America votes to go dry
Not a good four years for free speech
The long shadows of the Great War
The Florida Recount rises from the swamp
Steyn on bullying and conformity
Frum, Rushdie, and the Islamophobe who can't get a tumble
Flaunting the vice-regal wedding tackle on the beaches of St Tropez
A truly tender, heart-warming moment with Bush and McCain
Mark finds himself inside Buckingham Palace and outside Bar Erotica:
Was Steyn to blame for "Cool Britannia"?
Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in by Anthony Kennedy. But how come these guys are so important?
A remarkable election in Quebec, and its wider implications
Accusing a conservative, and accusing a Democrat
For a momentous Mark interview the future has arrived
Though former Zimbabwe dictator Robert Mugabe has been out of office for about nine months now, there seems to be a bit more closure today as the first post-Mugabe poll in the country--and indeed, the first vote of any substance there in generations--elected a new leader, Emmerson Mnangagwa. Now, that isn't to say it's been a seamless process. The loser has rejected the vote...
The latest apparent member of The Amalgamated Union of Known Wolves struck in Mark's hometown of Toronto on Sunday night. Like so many of these incidents (we won't use the T word), the attacker was reportedly "well known to Toronto Police" for investigations into past crimes "involving weapons and violence". This lone wolf "was also known to hang out behind his building...with a group of 20 friends". Mark is still overseas "on assignment" so we thought we'd share Mark's thoughts on a previous attack on Canadian soil by another so-called lone wolf. This, from October 22, 2015: The photograph at right shows Corporal Nathan Cirillo of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (the Princess Louise's) on the last weekend of his life. Megan ...
Tonight President Trump will announce his pick to replace the retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy - or as Mark likes to call him - Supreme Intergalactic Arbiter Anthony Kennedy. With Mark away "on assignment", we wanted to share a few of his thoughts that are particularly topical today. In August of 2015, Mark responded to a SteynOnline reader's critique of Trump that he's "not a conservative" and "our only recent Conservative President, Reagan, was the one who appointed Kennedy, who is far more Conservative than anyone Trump would appoint...." Here's a bit of what Mark had to say: As Michael sees it, every single leading Republican of the last quarter-century has merely been "pretending to be a conservative" - which kind of ...
Despite denunciations from the mayor of London and Houses of Parliament, and every English activist group imaginable, Donald and Melania Trump have arrived in the United Kingdom for a two-day working visit. It's almost as though visiting heads of state take precedence over the petty virtue signaling so ubiquitous among politicians as of late. Trump will be meet with Prime Minister Theresa May and have tea with Her Majesty before heading off to his golf course in Scotland. As with anywhere an American president goes, the security bill will be rather obscene. Though it's only when Trump is the protectee that lawmakers take issue with the security state. One Labour representative is concerned that police will not have enough time to rest ...
First, they came for the water. Then, they came for the shoes. Then, they came for the pretzels. Pretty soon, the TSA won't have anything left to come for.
At a rally in Great Falls, Montana Thursday evening, President Donald Trump threw down the gauntlet to Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren: $1 million in exchange for proof of the aboriginal heritage she claimed to get special standing at Harvard. Trump even offered to do the cheek swab himself for one of those online DNA tests. With Mark away, we here at SteynOnline thought it would be a good time to share this piece about the potential Democratic presidential nominee for 2020 from page 27 of The [Un]documented Mark Steyn, personally autographed copies of which are exclusively available at the SteynOnline bookstore. The Massachusetts Democrat is Indian in the sense of checking the "Are you Native American?" box on the Association of ...
International summitry in Quebec, then and now
Eternal adolescence and its consequences
With waterboarding and "torture" back in the news, Mark talks to the enhanced interrogator himself, James Mitchell:
Two nights ago with Tucker Carlson, I discussed the decision of the Boy Scouts of America to drop the "Boy" bit. The ruination of a great civilizing institution has been accomplished in a mere two decades...
Steyn on the contrasting treatment of Cosby and Clinton
One mo' time: "In Britain everything is policed except crime"
Campaign finance for the philandering man
Steyn on a lively end to the week in Washington
The Nation of Islam's space oddity
Steyn on an old alliance
The Winter Olympics continue, and here at SteynOnline we're taking all my two-man luge gags from decades past out of mothballs. Today it's double axels...
Steyn on curling - and the day Britain gave Canada the brush
Mark and Tucker Carlson on the Florida school slaughter
Steyn revisits a memorable State of the Union address
The twentieth anniversary of Bill Clinton's little black dress
Another round of high-stakes shutdown theater
An asterisk-studded night at the Riskies!
Steyn on an extraordinary court order and the ongoing corruption of federal justice
Steyn on the consequences of enabling Bill Clinton
Elizabeth Warren, Harvard Law School's "first woman of color"
The big story this week is that the FBI uncovered a Moscow bribery plot just before the Obama Administration approved the transfer of 20 per cent of American uranium into the hands of the Russians. And who precisely were the Russkies trying to bribe? They also obtained an eyewitness account — backed by documents — indicating Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the U.S. designed to benefit former President Bill Clinton's charitable foundation during the time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton served on a government body that provided a favorable decision to Moscow, sources told The Hill. The racketeering scheme was conducted "with the consent of higher level officials" in Russia who "shared the proceeds" from the ...
On Monday Bowe Bergdahl pleaded guilty to charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. He will be sentenced next week. To all but a mendacious Administration and its accomplices among the court eunuchs of the Obama media, the truth about this man was obvious from the day of his release by the Taliban three-and-a-half years ago. Me on June 3rd 2014: In years to come...
Harvey Weinstein, the star of Hollywood's longest-running superhero franchise, Pig-Man
The fifth anniversary of Benghazi
Getting Katrina wrong, and Harvey right
All this week at SteynOnline, we'll be marking the 40th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley
A former Mark Steyn Show guest finds himself sued by jihadists
A Steyn I-told-you-so moment comes true in the US Senate seven years later...
Liberty requires eternal vigilance - as this cautionary tale of an inglorious Fourth reminds us...
On the centenary of the birth of John F Kennedy, Mark tells the story of how a Broadway musical became a key part of the President's posthumous mythology
On the centenary of John F Kennedy's birth, Steyn looks at young Jack, the pre-mythological Jack, out in the Pacific and at dinner with Lord Halifax...
The final round of the French presidential election all rings a faint bell for Steyn...
Steyn marks the centenary of Valerie Hobson - from Bride of Frankenstein to bride of Profumo
Steyn on a prodigious swinger of Swinging London, and the sad princess he married...
from The Face Of The Tiger July 6th 2002 Pop star George Michael's controversial music video, which portrays Tony Blair as a poodle to Mr Bush, was being premiered today. – The South Wales Echo So I was in the gents at Regents Park, when I suddenly noticed a foot had slid under the wall of the cubicle on my right and was twirling daintily at me. "Psst!" hissed a familiar voice. "It's me. George Michael." "Are you insane, man?" I gasped. "You want to go through this again? You're already notorious the world over for your criminal record." "That's unfair," he snapped. "It got to Number 78 in Norway and was given a rave review from the rock critic of The Bournemouth Echo." "Look, I'm in a hurry," I said. "I'm not narrow-minded or anything but ...
This week, almost two decades after the Starr Report, the Clintons finally reached what Ken called "completion"...
A Clinton campaign official poses the same question Steyn asked
This week Bob Dylan became the first songwriter to win the Nobel Prize for Literature - to general acclamation. But not from me, and I'd feel the same way if they'd given it to Cole Porter or Oscar Hammerstein or W S Gilbert...
Francis Crick, the man who gave us DNA, was born a century ago today...
So much for the dawn of a new era. For Iran, it's business as usual...
Obama's all-American hero faces a general court martial
October 21st 2015 is the actual date of the fictional future into which the stars of Back to the Future II were propelled, thirty years ago. So what went wrong?
President Obama has wrapped up his tour of Africa. It was notable, insofar as that word can be applied to the trip, for his somewhat condescending and neo-colonial lecture to his hosts on the need to ease up on the old homophobia...
The effusions of the US media's court eunuchs over Mrs Clinton's ability to pass as an "everyday American" and actually visit a Chipotle suggest this is going to be a very long 18 months...
The news that Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid will not contest the next election and has decided to ride that lonesome trail into the sunset of lobbying and consulting naturally reminded me of the great man's finest hour...
A year later, officialdom catches up with Steyn's assessment of an American deserter
Mark continues to be clobbered by ill health. So we thought readers might enjoy this column from 2008, arising from a Dutch novelist's plaintive plea that "Islam must learn to laugh at itself". Seven years later, on the streets of Paris and elsewhere, we're seeing how well that's worked out...
The Continent seems to have developed a certain psychological ease with the routine murder of Jews
Here's what I wrote when the Cartagena hooker scandal broke back in 2012...
It has taken a mere 17 years for Tony Blair's devolution proposals to bring Scotland to the brink of secession. Here's what I wrote at the time in The Sunday Telegraph on July 27th 1997...
The severed head is the message
To all our American readers, Happy Independence Day!
I mentioned this 2002 column of mine last week in connection with the Saudi Ambassador's idiosyncratic response to it. But it seems appropriate to give it a full-blown rerun...
Bowe Bergdahl and John Walker Lindh bookend a war
The penises go missing in Burkina Faso...
The IRS advances to "pre-auditing"
"You picked the wrong day to mess with the ecosystem..."
Strange how the monarchical urge persists even in a republic two-and-a-third centuries old...
From Jeremy Irons to Phil Robertson
From 2011: Steyn vs Detroit
The politics of the Afghan defeat, at home and abroad
Steyn looks back at the Summer of '01
Greed and grievance in the summer of 2001
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