Archive for May 2011

Happy Birthday, Happy Warrior

May 27 is the 100th anniversary of the birthday of Hubert Horatio Humphrey.  Jesse Walker has brought an interesting tribute by Rick Perlstein to my attention.  It’s a perceptive analysis, as far as it goes.  It’s not complete, though...

Lawler on Entitlement Reform

Devon, PA. Everyone seems to be in on, and to understand, the debate between FPR and Peter Lawler’s “postmodern conservatism” except me.  I have made a few jokes and gestures in its direction, but that is because, as both ...

Comcast’s Revenge

Am I, someone hostile to large-scale corporate enterprises, really permitted to complain about a localist glitch in Comcast’s global footprint?

Hedge Farm

“[I]n February, Thomas Hoenig, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, warned against the violent possibilities of a farmland bubble, telling the Senate Agriculture Committee that ‘distortions in financial mark...

An Anglophile Confesses

Back in May, 2005 – on May 4, to be precise – my wife and I were invited to the 59th annual Boat Race Dinner of the Washington Oxford and Cambridge Club. The principal speaker was Sir Martin Rees (now Lord Rees of Ludlow), the Astronomer Ro...