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  • Why we read

    Why we read
    There's a book I don't remember well, though I can remember precisely where I found it in my elementary school library -- three yards to the right of the door, in the middle of the third shelf from the floor. I was, and remain, a compulsive reader. Back...
  • "The Privileges: A Novel" by Jonathan Dee

    "The Privileges: A Novel" by Jonathan Dee
    "The Privileges: A Novel" By Jonathan Dee Random House 272 pages, $25 The late Mrs. William F. Buckley Jr.—that splendid, long-reigning demigoddess of New York social life-- would have had little patience for Adam and Cynthia Morey, the charmed and...
  • America's hometowns, found in New England

    America's hometowns, found in New England
    It's autumn in New England The days are getting shorter. Wood piles are stacked high. Geese are flying south, and Indian corn is hanging from the door. People in new L.L. Bean flannels stop their cars in the middle of the road snapping pictures or...
  • 10 things you might not know about marijuana

    Sunday is April 20, known to marijuana users as "4/20," a counterculture holiday recognizing America's most commonly used illegal drug. The number "420" is code for marijuana, and was most likely invented in the 1970s at San Rafael High School in Marin...
  • Republicans and Conservatives: A line is drawn

     
    At around the same time tonight, just a few blocks apart, the state's Republican and Conservative parties will be holding separate dinners - a pretty glaring conflict given their overlapping sources of support. Organizers say the simultaneous scheduling...
  • Endorsement: Buckley's son for Obama

     
    Conservative icon William F. Buckley's son, a writer at the National Review that his father founded, pens an endorsement of Obama: "Obama has in him???I think, despite his sometimes airy-fairy 'We are the people we have been waiting for' silly......
  • Obama wins William Buckley Jr.'s son

     
    by Frank James Little late to the party on this but it's still worth noting. Christopher Buckley, son of the late conservative writer William F. Buckley Jr. has endorsed Sen. Barack Obama. With typical Buckleyan wit, the former Esquire editor......
  • Chris Buckley 'fatwahed' by conservatives

     
    Christopher Buckley appeared on MSNBC's Hardball Tuesday. by James Oliphant, and updated Christopher Buckley, scion of the late conservative thinker William F. Buckley, has left the National Review, the magazine his father founded, after writing this week...
  • No prior elected posts for 4 of last 5 in Senate seat

     
    In debating the qualifications of Caroline Kennedy, it is worth noting only one of the last five occupants of the Senate seat to which she aspires held previous elected office: Republican Charles Goodell, who was a Congressman when Gov.......
  • Missing link: Ready for prime time, '12?

     
    by Mark Silva As is fitting for the modern media world in which we live, the 47-million-year-old fossil of a primate hailed as "the missing link'' in human evolution, indeed he "Holy Grail'' of archeaology, already has a book deal,......
  • Last week in GOP triage punditry

     
    It's not clear what precipitated this convergence, but the opinion pages of the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times and the Washington Post all devoted space last weekend to op-eds ruminating on contemporary conservatism. For those who missed this odd...