Tag Archives: Matt Labash

Our Rick Perry Anti-Redemption Edition

As you splendid readers might – or more likely might not – remember, the hardworking staff recently noted The Weekly Standard’s rehab job on lame duck Gov. Rick Perry (R-Oops), who once again has presidential ambitions. (Far more convincing – … Continue reading

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The Weekly Standard, Redemption Issue (Rick Perry/Edwin Edwards Edition)

From our Late to the Comeback Party desk Last week’s issue of The Weekly Standard featured a pair of Act Two political characters – one failed, one jailed –  auditioning for the 2014 Comeback Kid designation. Start with Fred Barnes’s take on … Continue reading

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Healing Waters For Disabled Vets

In the wake of CNN anchor Anderson Cooper’s admirable exposé of the disgraceful Disabled Veterans National Foundation fundraising scam, it was nice to see this piece in Thursday’s Wall Street Journal about Project Healing Waters, a nonprofit organization “dedicated to … Continue reading

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Quote o’ the Day (Clean Gene Edition)

From Matt Labash’s lively Occupy New Hampshire Primary piece in the current Weekly Standard: [A septuagenerian Occupier] puts a nice capper on the evening and, indeed, on the whole New Hampshire primary experience: “It’s like Senator Eugene McCarthy used to say, … Continue reading

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Occupy Wall Street Mediapalooza

Once around Zuccotti Park, James, and don’t spare the horses: • NPR’s All Things Considered chin-stroker on the media coverage of the Occupy Wall Street protests • Media Research Center’s protest that “the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) news networks … Continue reading

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Un(L)abashed Admiration For Wounded Warriors

The Weekly Standard’s Matt Labash is proudly loutish in many ways (see anything from his Standard piece Down with Facebook! to his regular Ask Matt Labash columns for the Daily Caller), but, man, can he write. Exhibit Umpteen: His latest … Continue reading

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Un(L)abashed

Weekly Standard senior writer Matt Labash is about to hit the public radar screen. Simon & Schuster has just published “Fly-Fishing With Darth Vader,” a collection of articles Labash has written over the past ten years or so. They are, … Continue reading

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Welcome Matt

New York Times op-ed columnist David Brooks distributed his annual Sidney awards on Christmas Day, and this year’s festivities included a repeat winner: I try not to give Sidneys to the same people year after year, but the fact is, … Continue reading

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Labashed

Matt Labash, unarguably one of the best magazine writers of his generation, has the cover of the current Weekly Standard with his piece on former D.C. mayor Marion Barry. I’ve just started reading it, but the lede is Labash-as-usual, in … Continue reading

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