"He instinctively can find the shining greatness of our American culture and does a good job of highlighting it (although he also does have those rare lapses when he writes about hockey, but that is something caused by impurities in the Eastern waters or something)." Erik Keilholtz
Under the patronage of St. Tammany
Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
It occurred to me following a big family barbecue this Labor Day weekend that these sorts of events would go much more smoothly for me if we just stipulated at the outset that everything bad in the world is indeed the fault of George W Bush, and left it at that.
On hearing the news this morning of Chief Justice Rehnquist's passing, I thought of the neighbor at yesterday's cookout who observed, with some satisfaction, that if anything good had come of Hurricane Katrina it was the damage done to President Bush.
Yes, but now it's W, isn't it, who's in a position to set the course of the Supreme Court for the next half-century.
Dame Fortuna's Wheel: spun by Karl Rove?
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To the jurists out there: Has any consideration been given to a seat on the High Court for Chief Judge William Young of the US District Court in Massachusetts? His remarks on freedom at the sentencing of shoe-bomber Richard Reid were evocative of Gettysburg.