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Quote of the Day

Tom Maguire: [N]o serious Dem wants anyone to join the military and considers it a sign of a great social failure when they do. They just want gays to have the same right to not join the military as everyone else.

Second Quote of the Day

[S]ome of the effete elitist intellectuals in the GOP orbit are going to have to get over their craving for a Republican Party that’s “respectable” by the standards of Manhattan, Georgetown and Brentwood. — Robert Stacy McCain Okay, it’s happening again.

Quote of the Day

“Our journalists know that good men are often despised by the mob; it just never seems to occur to them that they might be the mob themselves.” — Andrew Klavan at NRO

Second Quote of the Day

Baseball’s singular purpose, some seem to have forgotten, is to entertain us. So the moral panic surrounding Alex Rodriguez’s steroid use is unquestionably counterproductive. If an athlete decides to sacrifice his testicles to the gods of baseball, who am I to object? — David Harsanyi (What can I say? I’ve gotten behind.)

John Stuart Mill on War

But war, in a good cause, is not the greatest evil which a nation can suffer. War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things: the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing is worth a war, is worse. When a people are used as mere human instruments […]


It has been suggested that the world is overpopulated with solipsists. — Umberto Eco

Scientific Certainty

Uncertainty is intrinsic to the scientific process, and sometimes you have to have the courage to stand up and say, “Maybe.” — Joel Achenbach in the Washington Post.

The hardest writing advice of all

Editorials and columns are a short form of essay writing, often about complicated, interwoven matters. Though we worked hard to bring new reporting and analysis to our arguments, the pieces still had to fit into a limited space. Being young and earnest, I wrote long, to explain it all. I can still hear Tony saying, […]

Cock-up over Conspiracy

“Many journalists have fallen for the conspiracy theory of government. I do assure you that they would produce more accurate work if they adhered to the cock-up theory.” — Sir Bernard Ingham

This is Paradise!

“I think if God is dead he laughed himself to death. Because, you see, we live in Eden. Genesis has got it all wrong. We never left the Garden. Look about you. This is paradise. It’s hard to find, I, I’ll grant you, but it is here. Under our feet, beneath the surface, all around […]