Tag Archives: The Weekly Standard

GOP = Got Our Pitch?

For reasons far beyond our ken, the hardworking staff has been peppered lately with emails from Republican hustlers looking to shake us down for campaign contributions. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-God’s Waiting Room) kicked off the right-wingding with the subject line … Continue reading

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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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Quote o’ the Day (William Tecumseh Sherman Edition)

From Geoffrey Norman’s sparkling piece Grant Takes Charge in the current edition of The Weekly Standard. “The American press is a shame and a reproach to a civilized people. When a man is too lazy to work and too cowardly to … Continue reading

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Weekly Standard Exclusive! Charles Krauthammer Is Twins!!

For most of its 20-year history, The Weekly Standard has been sort of cruise-crazy. The neocon magazine, long considered the in-house organ for the House of Bush, has sponsored cruises from St. Maarten to Alaska, where Weekly Standard founder/editor William … Continue reading

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Ambrose Bierce and Gerard Manley Hopkins: Writers Famous for Not Being Famous

You can argue with the politics of The Weekly Standard all you want, but the magazine’s Books, Arts & Society section is almost uniformly superb. Two recent examples are reviews of writers who failed to achieve fame in their lifetimes – … Continue reading

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Bull(bleep) In Journalism’s China Shop

It’s lately become clear that reporting on China triggers the law of diminishing returns. From Saturday’s New York Times front page: Bloomberg News Is Said to Curb Articles That Might Anger China BEIJING — The decision came in an early … Continue reading

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Joseph Epstein Review Of Red Smith Anthology Lacks Heinz Sight

One of the several joys of subscribing to The Weekly Standard is the work of Joseph Epstein, a writer of uncommon sense and sensibility. His piece last week was a review of American Pastimes: The Very Best of Red Smith, a Library … Continue reading

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Campaign Outsider On Here & Now

The hardworking staff will be on NPR’s Here & Now around 12:45 today to discuss the marketing of electronic cigarettes. For extra credit, check out Thank You for Not Vaping, which appears in the current issue of The Weekly Standard. Just … Continue reading

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Headline o’ the Day (Euclid Edition)

From the Weekly Standard’s review of The King of Infinite Space by David Berlinski: Passes the two-point test (works literally and figuratively). Gotta love the symmetry of that.

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