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Mob Illustrated edition post-election counting

The Bookworm Beat 6/11/16 — the “everything is interesting” edition and open thread

Domestic drudgery is over and blogging beings begins. Yay! The establishment is very afraid of Donald Trump.  Thomas Lifson is correct that it is outrageous for U.S. “Intelligence” officials to try to sabotage Trump’s campaign by saying they’re afraid to give him intelligence briefings.  This would be despicable under any

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The Bookworm Beat 5/13/16 — the “to Trump or not to Trump” edition and open thread

I’ll be away all day tomorrow, first doing an activity with the kids, and then listening to this year’s best a cappella groups (although this wonderful group from Israel won’t be there). I therefore hope that this post gives you lots of interesting stuff to read on Saturday. Pro-Trump?  Anti-Trump?

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The Bookworm Beat 4/12/16 — “Idle thoughts of an idle mind” edition and open thread

If you haven’t read Jerome K. Jerome’s charming Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow, first published in 1886, I recommend it. It is a pleasant antidote to today’s Sturm und Drang. But if you like to be mentally perturbed, you can’t do better than to read this post. All animals

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The Bookworm Beat 8-18-15 — the “Hillary is toast (and other stuff)” edition

Hillary is unfit to be president My friend Scott, the same one who wrote this excellent time line and analysis about Hillary’s criminal malfeasance, continues to follow the Hillary saga closely. In a recent email to me, he wrote: I can pretty much assure you, I and everyone else who

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The Bookworm Beat 6-24-15 — the “midnight ramblings” edition

I should be heading for bed, as it’s after midnight, but I’m so thrilled to have a moment to myself that I can’t resist a little blogging. I’m feeling especially smug (and tired) tonight because my heroic 1:30 a.m. efforts yesterday were the difference between success and ignominious failure on

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The Bookworm Beat 4-26-15 — the “writer’s block” edition and open thread

I know this is going to surprise those of you used to my usual output of posts, but I’m suffering from writer’s block. The last few weeks have been so chaotic, my opportunities to write so random and infrequent, and the news of the world so overwhelming that, now that

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Eradicating totalitarianism; or I love it when Huffington Post makes a point for me

Huffington Post leans Left.  It is not a media outlet that believes that the only way to destroy the jihadist mindset is to wipe it out from top to bottom.  Instead, HuffPo’s editorial policy makes clear that, in keeping with most major media outlets, it’s very certain that, somewhere out there, there’s

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