Last week Dan Rodricks, a local columnist for The Baltimore Sun, wrote about being issued a $40 speeding ticket after an unmanned speed camera clocked his car going 40 miles per hour in a 25 mph zone. He thought it was terribly unfair, because the stretch of road with the speed camera ran by a … Read more Smile! Big Brother is watching you!
Ever since I had some very expensive dental work done back in the early ’90s, I have flossed my teeth every day with an almost religious devotion. I usually do this around 8 p.m., after the dishes are put away and I’m ready to wind down. It takes me about a half hour and two … Read more Agony at eight
Dave Weigel has probably never heard of Allen Drury and is of such a tender age that he almost certainly has never read Drury’s 1966 novel, Capable of Honor. Which is a shame, because he might have recognized somebody familiar. Capable of Honor, the third in a series of political thrillers that began with the … Read more Dave Weigel: standing tall in Georgetown
I like thrillers, especially thrillers with conspiracy themes. When I read one, I usually do it in one sitting, taking a break only to go to the bathroom or fix myself another cup of coffee. It doesn’t matter if I believe in the conspiracy or not. A good fiction writer can persuade me to temporarily … Read more Glenn Beck’s ‘thriller’ is not that thrilling
A couple weeks ago Robert A. Levy, chairman of the Cato Institute, co-authored a Washington Post op-ed with John D. Podesta, president of the leftish Center for American Progress, in which they urged the courts to invalidate the will of Californians and residents of the 30 other states where voters have rejected same-sex marriage. The … Read more Libertarians and ‘marriage equality’