Hillary Clinton Loves New York

Written by Russ Smith on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Okay, I give in: Hillary Clinton‘s astoundingly selfish New York Senate run is Topic A this week. Since many readers keep track of my political wagers—I’ve been on a losing streak since ’94—let me assure them that I’ve already mailed a check for $100 to Chris Caldwell at The Weekly Standard, a deserved comeuppance for predicting just weeks ago that [&hellip
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William F. Buckley, Jr. on Hillary, McCarthy & God (With Guest Interviewer Peggy Noonan)

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William F. Buckley Jr. Q&A by Russ Smith, John Strausbaugh & Peggy Noonan   It’s not his first book on McCarthy: that would be McCarthy and His Enemies from 1954. The Redhunter combines public record and personal knowledge: As a young conservative from Yale, Buckley knew McCarthy and supported his efforts. The novel tells McCarthy’s life, beginning with his [&hellip
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I’m Not Homophobic, I’m Homo-Neurotic

Written by Jonathan Ames on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

I was sitting at the counter at Des Moines Cafe reading, as I always do, the sports section of the New York Post. I was then joined by my new lovely friend, B, who is an accomplished and highly successful movie director—she has a Hollywood hit under her belt. But despite her success, she’s not at all pretentious in a [&hellip
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Hands Off the Bill of Rights, Leeza!

Written by John Strausbaugh on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

On her sub-Rosie talk show one morning last week, Leeza Gibbons and her guests were going on about youth violence and gun control when someone cited the Second Amendment. Well, Leeza plotzed. Forget the Second Amendment, Leeza huffed. Forget the Constitution altogether. It’s ancient history. It was written by a bunch of old men. Kids [&hellip
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Taki’s Glory Days as a Tennis Bum

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LEMAITRE Game, Set, Paris Match Watching the French tennis championships on ESPN all last week sure brought back memories. There is nothing like Paris in May, especially when the sun is out, and as far as I’m concerned, there’s no tournament that’s grander than Roland Garros, one of the four Grand Slams of tennis, and by far the hardest [&hellip
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MUGGER Goes to Memphis, Eats BBQ, Still Thinks John McCain’s a Loon

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Coping with the Alternative Press   It was about 4 a.m. last Friday when a pot of coffee and three liters of Evian arrived at my suite in Memphis‘ Peabody Hotel, and the room service fellow asked where I was from. When I said New York City, he replied: “Ahh, you must be here for the convention.” I nodded [&hellip
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Gunplay If You Live in Washington, You …

Written by Christopher Caldwell on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

The legislation is not a work of art, either. Anything that involves computers and background checks–as this bill does for gun purchases–is an abuse waiting to happen. As computers grow more sophisticated, people find more sophisticated ways to use them–all of them always involving curtailment of liberties. Australia, actually, is the country that pioneered the antilibertarian use of databases. Even in [&hellip
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Gun Control Solves Nothing; PLUS Steve Brill, Maureen Dowd, John Gotti and Irving the Wolf

Written by Russ Smith on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

(Hey, Are Bombs Being Dropped Every Day in Yugoslavia?) More stringent laws on who can purchase guns in America? Fine by me, but don’t kid yourself that the largely symbolic legislation passed by the Senate last week will halt the rash of copycat teen shootings in high schools. And neither will the hypocritical cries of [&hellip
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