We praise Sen John McCain for sticking to his convictions. Unfortunately for him, his convictions do not garner a great deal of support.
Hitchcock film techinques: Synthstuff
A Victoria Cross and a Presidential Citation. Jim Miller. But the news is all Michael Moore and Paris Hilton.
The great Artur Schnabel: Terry Teachout looks at Schnabel's life and career, at Commentary
Re the UK bombings, a darn good question at SDA:
How does a 26-year-old become a practicing neurologist? What is this, the Readers Digest version of medical school or just Mohammed Jamil Howzer?)
This was a great business concept. Talk about easy money. Coyote. Funny how people can't resist tossing a coin into a fountain.
From the Weekly Standard review of The Dangerous Book for Boys:
"If you see a girl in need of help--unable to lift something, for example--do not taunt her. Approach the object and greet her with a cheerful smile, whilst surreptitiously testing the weight of the object. If you find you can lift it, go ahead. If you can't, try sitting on it and engaging her in conversation." Ovid couldn't have put it any better.
The Scooter Libby manufactured outrage was totally predictable, as is the stench of hypocrisy.
There is a fine line between a successful terror attack and one which looks bumbling and bungled. A good point, at neoneo
Freak Show. Looks like the Coney Island side shows have moved to San Francisco.
Old media vs. new media: Driscoll. With a bit of an inside view from an anonymous old media person.
Women are perps of domestic violence far more often than men. Dr. Helen.
Washington is not working? Who wants it to? Who wants "efficient government"? Mussolini was famous for it, but I prefer a paralyzed government most of the time unless they are killing our enemies. A quote from Jay Cost from a piece at Betsy:
Washington is "not working" not because it lacks strong and effective managers. Washington is "not working" because it was designed not to work when there is an absence of political consensus, which there is right now. Washington "fails to work" more often than not because ours is a diverse nation with many competing interests, and our Founders feared the possibility that one interest might railroad another. They thought that the best way to preserve our republican form of government would be to make political change next-to-impossible without a political consensus.