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William F. Buckley

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  • How long 'til liberals start pining for the good old days of George W. Bush?

    How long 'til liberals start pining for the good old days of George W. Bush?
    My daughter learned a neat rhetorical trick to avoid eating things she doesn't like. "Daddy, I actually really like spinach, it's just that this spinach tastes different." Democrats and the journalists who love them play a similar game with Republicans...
  • The Fugs still riotous after all these years

    The Fugs still riotous after all these years
    The Fugs finally return to Chicago on Saturday at the City Winery after a 44-year absence. The reception for the band is bound to be a bit warmer than it was when the counter-culture pioneers last performed here, on Dec. 28, 1968, at the Aragon Ballroom....
  • Brain-lock inside the Beltway

    Brain-lock inside the Beltway
    It's at times like this I'm ashamed to admit I live inside the Beltway. Well, that's probably not specific enough since I'm usually ashamed to admit I live inside the Beltway. Still, the second you try to explain the stupidity of this "fiscal cliff"...
  • What does Ruth Bader Ginsburg mean by 'conservative'?

    What does Ruth Bader Ginsburg mean by 'conservative'?
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburglikes the Indian Healthcare Improvement Act and other ingredients of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka "Obamacare." Why, she asked toward the end of three days of hearings, shouldn't the court...
  • Gore Vidal says nice things about women in the new Vanity Fair

    Gore Vidal says nice things about women in the new Vanity Fair
    In his prime, writer Gore Vidal didn't have much nice to say about people, and he enjoyed sharing his opinions. On live television in 1968, he referred to fellow commentator William F. Buckley as a  "crypto-Nazi" (Buckley responded by calling Vidal...
  • Goldberg: Time to grow up, GOP

    Goldberg: Time to grow up, GOP
    It's hard for a lot of people, particularly on the right, to recognize that the conservative movement's problems are mostly problems of success. The Republican Party's problems are much more recognizable as the problems of failure, including the failure...
  • Garry Wills: a devout critic

    Garry Wills: a devout critic
    A political conservative turned liberal, lifelong Roman Catholic and world-class curmudgeon, Garry Wills has called President Barack Obama a disappointment and Pope Benedict XVI irrelevant — and that was before the pontiff announced his resignation....
  • Barnaby Conrad Jr. dies at 90; bullfighter, artist, saloonkeeper founded Santa Barbara Writers Conference

    When Barnaby Conrad was nearly killed in a 1958 bullfight, his celebrity pals were buzzing about it at Sardi's in New York. "Did you hear about poor Barnaby?" Eva Gabor asked Noel Coward in her thick Hungarian accent. "He was terribly gored in Spain."...
  • ‘Public Speaking,’ ‘Collapse’ and stand-up comedies — a weekend of documentary watching.

     
    The long Memorial Day holiday weekend was a chance to catch up on all sorts of films Ive been meaning to get to — documentaries, mainly (Though I did plow through the Andy Serkis star turn as rocker Ian Drury “Sex, Drugs & Rock'n Roll.”...
  • Rupert Murdoch attack joins the pantheon of pie throwing

     
    The Rupert Murdoch shaving cream pie attack joins the pantheon of pie throwing....
  • Saul, folks

     
    UPDATED with many new links: Saul Alinsky, really? What small percentage of Americans knows enough about Saul Alinsky to understand Newt Gingrich's continual use of his name to slur President Barack Obama? A list of recent commentaries and relevant...