"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
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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
We have a basket of magazines in the bathroom and for some time now, the early April edition of National Review with Baby Obama (above) on the cover has kept returning to the top of the stack. Go in the bathroom and there is Baby Obama staring at you in his Easter Island-like way. It turns out our seven-year-old has a fondness for the picture and keeps restoring it atop the basket, so he can contemplate it as he goes about his business. Why Baby Obama has this totemic appeal is unclear, but there it is.
"I think it's time we had a national conversation about spinelessness. We need to get past all the little discouragement pigs and recognize that we are our own best hope for overcoming long-nosed fear bats. We need elephants of hope, not cows of misfortune. Elephants of hope are our happiness. And we need to have change in spinelessness."
"These people haven't had happiness for fifty years. So you can't be surprised if they get bitter and cling to their little discouragement pigs and their cows of misfortune and their long-nosed fear bats. That's what my campaign is about. Teaching all the little people in this country that they can have elephants of hope." #