Tag Archives: The Weekly Standard

Star(chitect) Power in Future Boston, DC Landmarks

This has been a good week for starchitects Renzo Piano and Frank Gehry, both of whom were resurrected in seemingly moribund development projects. Start with Piano, who designed the ill-fated Tommy’s Tower in 2007, the 1,000-foot-high skyscraper mayor Tom Menino wanted … Continue reading

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GOP = Got Our Pitch? (II)

As the hardworking staff recently noted, for reasons unknown we’ve been plunged lately into a Republican fundraising emailstrom. Representative samples include this missive from Karl Rove (subject line: TIGHT AS A TICK): Friend, President Obama’s approval ratings keep dropping, no reliable poll shows … Continue reading

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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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