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"In her 1970 book The Female Eunuch, Germaine Greer dreamt of creating a communal collective of well-heeled young mothers..."

"... at a farmhouse in Italy 'where our children would be born. Their fathers and other people would also visit as often as they could... The house and garden would be worked by a local family...'. Charming. In an issue of Shrew magazine...Show More Summary

The protracted conflict

(Scott Johnson) Earlier this month The William F. Buckley, Jr. Program at Yale held a conference in honor of the fiftieth anniversary of James Burnham’s Suicide of the West, republished in a new edition by Encounter Books. The festivities...Show More Summary

HEH: White House Petition: Refund the fees to legal immigrants who have applied over the past six …

HEH: White House Petition: Refund the fees to legal immigrants who have applied over the past six years.

Obama Weekly Address: “Not How Our Democracy Works”

Obama’s weekly address Saturday was, unsurprisingly, all about his executive amnesty. He made some of his standard points, then went down an interesting road. Video here, if you can stomach

BUT OF COURSE: Sharyl Attkisson: Documents:Adviser Tells Attorney General Holder How to Manipulate…

BUT OF COURSE: Sharyl Attkisson: Documents:Adviser Tells Attorney General Holder How to Manipulate Press on Fast & Furious.

"What struck me about the Georgia O'Keeffe sale was not the high price paid for the work."

"Nor was it the discrepancy between what the market will pay for art made by men and what it will pay for art made by women... Is it ingrained sexism, or, as Germaine Greer told me in her opinion, historically work by female artistsShow More Summary

When you’re strange, cont’d

(Scott Johnson) We quoted comments from a specialist in immigration law in “When you’re strange.” I emailed him a follow-up question and he elaborated his comments through the day. I thought those of us trying to understand what Obama has wrought might be interested in taking a look at the rest of our correspondence. Show More Summary

IT’S A HABIT THAT CAN BE UNLEARNED, THOUGH: MSNBC Shrill Is No Accident. It’s How Liberals Really…

IT’S A HABIT THAT CAN BE UNLEARNED, THOUGH: MSNBC Shrill Is No Accident. It’s How Liberals Really Think. “Convinced that no intelligent, decent person could take conservatism seriously, liberals believe it is not necessary or even possible, when engaging conservative ideas, to go beyond diagnosing the psychological, moral or mental defects that cause people to […]

Distinguished pols of the week

In a week in which the president displayed unparalleled arrogance in claiming legislative power while simultaneously claiming to be acting under the cloak of executive discretion,  we were reassured that there still are some grown-ups around. We saw three former officials, Stephen Hadley, Leon Panetta, and Robert Gates, together with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), providing […]

ED DRISCOLL: The Return of Original Sin: God and Manson at Gaia University. “Say what you will abo…

ED DRISCOLL: The Return of Original Sin: God and Manson at Gaia University. “Say what you will about Charles Manson, but he took the ‘warrior’ aspect of the phrase ‘Social Justice Warrior,’ not to mention the quasi-religious doomsday implications of that strange mindset, seriously.”

EVERYDAY HEROES: ‘If We Left, They Wouldn’t Have Nobody.’ When an assisted living home in Califo…

EVERYDAY HEROES: ‘If We Left, They Wouldn’t Have Nobody.’ When an assisted living home in California shut down last fall, many of its residents were left behind, with nowhere to go. The staff at the Valley Springs Manor left when they stopped getting paid — except for cook Maurice Rowland and Miguel Alvarez, the janitor. […]

Author asks the Green Bay Packers to stop selling his book on Vince Lombardi... because it has a foreword written by Bill Cosby.

"A quick reply came from Gabrielle Dow, the team's vice president of marketing and fan engagement. The books were pulled, she said.""In this ever increasing environment of awareness in which the National Football League is taking a strenuous...Show More Summary

Early Morning Thread 11/23/14: Something Borrowed, Something Blue edition [krakatoa]

Happy Sunday, gentle morons. We'll get back to this: Parents of Pro Hockey Defenseman Jack Johnson have ">borrowed their way into strong consideration for Worst Parents of the Year. Johnson was forced to file for bankruptcy after his loving folks...

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