Via Wolcott. The Venezuelan government has printed one million free copies of Don Quixote to mark the book’s 400th anniversary. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez urged everyone to read Miguel de Cervantes’ Spanish classic. He called on everyone to “feed ourselves once again with that spirit of a fighter who went out to undo injustices and […]


In General
On April 22, 2005
This is pretty funny. Hat tip to JRD. The Ultimate Warrior, like just about any professional wrestler, has been involved in his fair share of over-the-top moments. A voodoo curse was placed on him by Papa Shango, causing him to vomit profusely. Another rival wrestler, the Undertaker, once attacked him from behind and put him […]
Bobo does us a favor by summarizing virtually every aspect of the mythological received wisdom about Roe v. Wade: Justice Harry Blackmun did more inadvertent damage to our democracy than any other 20th-century American. When he and his Supreme Court colleagues issued the Roe v. Wade decision, they set off a cycle of political viciousness […]
I was thinking yesterday about Oklahoma City, and about how things might have been different if a left wing radical had blown up the Federal Building instead of a right wing radical. Bill Clinton, surely, would have been personally blamed by many on the right. Indeed, some on the right tried, at first, to excuse […]
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