Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

The Cap Times’ associate editor and frequent Bernie Sanders apologist John Nichols took on an unusual role in his most recent column: defending conservatism, William F Buckley and National Review against Donald Trump. This is not the result of some Damascene conversion on Nichols’ part. It is more along the lines of Dr. Peter Venkman‘s […]

“I have no wish to commit literary patricide, or to assassinate Vidal’s character—a character which appears, in any case, to have committed suicide.” – Christopher Hitchens Gore Vidal is dead. He was 86. How should we remember Gore Vidal? Anti-semite? Apologist for Roman Polanski? Author of a pornographic film? Timothy McVeigh conspiracy theorist? September 11 […]

I have a cold. It seems like everyone I know has a cold. “Disease is a typically human condition, when we experience strongly that we are not self-sufficient, but we need others.” Those were Pope Benedict XVI words during Sunday’s Angelus. In the striking and unusual setting of St Peter’s Square covered with snow, the […]

As regular readers are aware, I am not a fan of Ayn Rand, and I agree with almost everything Peter Wehner wrote below for The Corner at National Review Online. But I absolutely loved Jonah Goldberg’s response which I put at the end. Objectively, Ayn Rand Was a Nut [Peter Wehner] According to Politico.com, Ayn […]