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The State of the State of the Union

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Ersatz monarchism does not become a republic

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Happy Australia Day!

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Mark celebrates Australia's national holiday (even if St Kilda doesn't)

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Happy Christmas Bank Holiday Thursday!

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In Britain and Europe Christmas isn't just for Christmas, it's a holiday that lasts halfway to Valentine's Day...

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Christmas Day with Mark and Friends

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A cornucopia of festive fun

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A Lesson from Luke

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This is a column we still get a lot of requests for this time of year - written fourteen Christmases ago...

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A Kwanzaa Carol

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There have been many parodies of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol over the last century and a half. Here's Mark's...

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Christmas Day with Mark and Friends

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Wherever you are around the world, from New Hampshire to New South Wales, Quebec City to Kuala Lumpur, we wish you the merriest this December 25th. This year, for the first time in quite a while, Mark hosted a brand new Mark Steyn Christmas Show, with guests from Hollywood, New York, Vermont, Quebec, Ireland, Wales, France and beyond. Herewith for your Christmas viewing pleasure, a few festive excerpts, starting, of course, with our highly seasonal opening titles: That's Linda Purl with her medley of "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" and "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town". Linda has been a fixture on our TV screens from "Happy Days" to "The Office", "Matlock" to "Homeland", and later in the show she and Mark discussed some of her many ...

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A Thanksgiving Sampler

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Thanksgiving through the years with Mark

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War and Remembrance

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The first November 11th after September 11th

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The Day After Labor

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On this Labor Day/Labour Day, Mark contemplates a world without work

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America The Beautiful

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For Independence Day, Katharine Lee Bates' hymn to nature, modernity, and the American spirit

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An Ambivalent Anniversary

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At noon on this day in 1867, the British North America Act came into effect and the Provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Canada were united into the new Dominion of Canada...

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Happy Father's Day!

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Steyn celebrates the great anthem of fatherhood, from Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel

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The Advantage of Knowing What People Really Think

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For Flag Day, some Steyn thoughts on pennants and punishment

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Memorial Day in New Hampshire

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Mark ropes in the real talent in the family

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Memorial Day, and Decoration Day

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Mark on war and sacrifice, then and now

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The Battle Hymn of the Republic

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For Memorial Day, Mark celebrates a great song of the Civil War

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Happy Mother's Day!

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Mark presents a special audio presentation for moms, mums and maters everywhere, celebrating the lost art of the mother song

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Boxing Day Is Here

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Mark mellows out with Russell Malone and a final selection from this year's Mark Steyn Christmas Show:

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A Gift for Christmas ...and the Year to Come

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You don't have to brave the malls for the big Steyn gift this year...

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Happy Halloween!

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Tonight is All Hallows' Eve. To mark the occasion, we have a truly horrific sight: the Halloweiner. Almost as scary to at least a few New Yorkers must have been this billboard of me and fellow CRTV hosts Michelle Malkin and Mark Levin looming over Times Square today...

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The Language of Love

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Happy Valentine's Day, a day on which we anglophones struggle under one of the worst burdens in a world which has otherwise blessed us: the word "love." The French for "love" is amour, which rhymes with dozens of other useful words - toujours (always), jour (day), carrefour (crossroads), tambour (drum)... So the romantically inclined Québécois lyricist can slough off a love ballad in minutes: Darling, you're my amour Not just today but toujours I know from that very first jour When I saw you at the carrefour And my heart beat like a tambour... Truly, French is the language of love. By contrast, the romantically inclined Manitoban lyricist is stymied at every turn. English has just four and a half rhymes for "love," approximately ...

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The State of the State of the Union

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Well, it's that time of year again - the State of the Union! Here are my traditional thoughts on the occasion - after which we'll deal with the peculiar circumstances of tonight's festivities...

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What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?

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Happy New Year with one of Mark's favorite songs for the season

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A Three-Hundred-and-Sixty-Se'nnight of Steyn, 2015

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

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New Year at the Movies

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Steyn's pick of Auld Lang Synema

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Christmas at SteynOnline

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A cornucopia of Yuletide delights from the Santa Steyn grotto - carols and lessons, movies and memories...

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The Reverend Harold Pinter's Christmas Sermon

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Is Santa a CIA stooge with a false beard?

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Have Yourself a Feline Groovy Christmas

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I'd like to think that at least some of the folks trampling li'l ol' ladies into the dust at shopping malls this Black Friday will be stampeding for my new cat album...

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Fourteen Years On

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Mark looks back on a dispiriting anniversary

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The Spirit of Independence

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To all our American readers, Happy Independence Day!

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"To man a trench and live among the lice..."

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The centenary of one of the worst disasters in British imperial history

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Happy Earth Day!

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Happy Earth Day! I've been out and about promoting the official Earth Day release of the new paperback Climate Change: The Facts...

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Lighting Out for the Territory

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My book Lights Out takes its title from a famous observation by Sir Edward Grey, the British Foreign Secretary, as he looked out of his window at London at dusk on the eve of the Great War...

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A Presidential Medley

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Happy Presidents Day to all our American readers. In honor of the false equivalence of this newish holiday, here's an encore presentation of an audio special we first aired six years ago way back at the dawn of the Obama era, featuring 44 songs for 44 presidents...

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Happy Australia Day!

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Even in the Lucky Country, the battle for freedom of expression is not going as well as it might...

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This Date in History

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Happy New Year, with a piece we get a lot of requests for

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Have Yourself an Undocumented Christmas

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I'd like to think that at least some of the folks trampling li'l ol' ladies into the dust at shopping malls up and down the land will be stampeding for my new book....

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Cat Scratch Fever

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You know you've been waiting for this: Mark Steyn sings Ted Nugent!

Really.

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June 6th 1944

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D-Day 70 years on...

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A Man Alone

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The perils of the ideologically unsound joke

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Auld Lang Steyn

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A Happy New Year to you and yours from all of us at SteynOnline

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Christmas Day 2012

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Wherever you are around the world this December 25th, from New Hampshire to New South Wales, Quebec City to Kuala Lumpur, we wish you the merriest with a cornucopia of Yuletide delights from the Santa Steyn grotto

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Happy Thanksgiving ...and Happy Birthday!

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Happy Thanksgiving to all our American readers - and Happy Birthday to us...

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Talking Turkey

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Mark profiles the big bird

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SIXTEEN TONS

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A Song for the Season by Merle Travis Happy Labor Day, or Labour Day, according to taste. We'll be back with a Song of the Week bonus audio edition later this week, but in the meantime here's labor lyricized at the lower end of the register in a great Merle Travis song. This essay is anthologized in A Song For The Season: I was born one mornin' and the sun didn't shine I picked up my shovel and I walked to the mine I loaded 16 tons of number nine coal And the straw boss said, 'Well bless my soul!' For Labor Day, we need a song about labor – not just about work, a job, but a song you can feel the sweat and ache in. You can find plenty of working-nine-to-five-what-a-way-to-make-a-living numbers but not a lot in which you can feel the ...

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