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Is There a 9th Level Cleric in the House?

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On March 4, 2008
I can’t find a news report about it yet, but the buzz is that Gary Gygax, founder of Dungeons and Dragons, passed away this morning. I played my first game of D&D at the age of eight with the basic rule set, and in the twenty-five years since have played on and off throughout the […]

Buckley

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On February 27, 2008

William F. Buckley has shuffled off his mortal coil. For want of something useful to say, I’ll just link to this account of a conversation on a NRO cruise between Buckley and Norm Podhoretz, cit

Suharto

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On January 27, 2008
Another argument for the existence of Hell. Conservatives are prone to all sorts of uncontrolled yapping about the “Asian bloodbath” that followed the American loss in Vietnam. The bogosity of those claims need not detain us here, except to point out that they almost universally fail to mention one post-Vietnam bloodbath for which the United […]
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Evel

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On December 1, 2007

Robert Craig Knievel, Jr.1938-2007 A lot of folks have asked me over the last couple of years why I named that other site after Evel Knievel. I don’t have an especially good answer, except to sa

Henry Hyde

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On November 29, 2007

Well, he certainly didn’t get to enjoy that Medal of Freedom for long. I suppose Hyde will be remembered best for enabling the federal government to arbitrarily punish poor women for choices of

Tragedies

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On November 27, 2007
Rob has already mentioned the untimely passing of Sean Taylor; hopefully those who shot him will be brought to justice. And although he’s a less prominent athlete, I should also note the death of Joe Kennedy. Most baseball fans have some sore-armed veteran trying to gut out a career that the root for, and Kennedy […]

Mailer

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On November 10, 2007

1923-2007. Mailer has been a relative blind spot among American novelists for me; I’ve only read The Naked and the Dead (on the subject I prefer James Jones) and Armies of the Night. Mailer, of

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