Tag Archives: The Weekly Standard

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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Quote o’ the Day (Learning To Like Mitt Edition)

In his column for the September 3rd edition of the Weekly Standard, Andrew Ferguson “[feels] free to admit, in the full knowledge that nobody cares, that I never liked Mitt Romney.” Further: My distaste for him isn’t merely personal or … Continue reading

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The Hardworking Staff Gets A Letter From Mitt Romney

From our Fan Mail from Some Flounder(ing Campaigns) desk Yesterday it was the Missus who received a money-grubbing letter from Ann Romney (via the Republican National Committee). Today it’s the hardworking staff receiving a money-grubbing letter from Mitt Romney (via … Continue reading

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Weekly Standard/New Republic Slapfight

First there was the new edition of The New Republic: Then there was the Weekly Standard’s Parody (actually “Not A Parody”) edition: Which led to this post by cover-story author Eliza Gray on TNR’s website: The Monday after my cover story on transgender … Continue reading

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