Before I sat down to write this article, I pinched myself just to make sure I was awake and today’s subject wasn’t some weird dream. But alas, talking heads on both sides of the political spectrum really are seriously entertaining the possibility of President Donald Trump.
Just to prove to David Swindle that I take his injunctions against time-wasting debates seriously, I am going to open with a skill-testing question.
I walk into Tiffany’s—flush with blogging income–and purchase their very reasonable 18k Gold Paloma’s Marrakesh Bangle (inspired by the intriguing patterns of Morocco) for $4,950. Later I discover to my horror that [...]
It’s official: Solicitor General Elena Kagan is President Barack Obama’s second nominee to the US Supreme Court. Today on the Daily Beast, Peter Beinart revisits Kagan’s anti-military zealotry over “don’t ask, don’t tell”—unsurprisingly, it doesn’t bother him enough to oppose her confirmation (though he does offer an intriguing nugget about administration allies offering to help [...]
What to do after a long day of moving arrangements and packing?
NRB’s managing editor, David Swindle, described what’s been on his reading agenda the past few weeks:
While flying out to Los Angeles last week to find our apartment I finished Howard Bloom’s first book, The Lucifer Principle. (I’d previously raved about Bloom’s newest book The [...]
NRB’s Managing Editor David Swindle used to be a film critic. He’s still a cinema enthusiast and DVD/Blu Ray collector.
“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy came out on Blu Ray on Tuesday. He had this to say:
Most reviews of the set are pretty negative for one reason: the films released are the theatrical editions, not [...]
David Horowitz could find the cure for cancer. Senators Dianne Feinstein, Russ Feingold et al would probably ban it from public access and use – forever. The American Left, long ago the purported champions of freedom of speech and civil rights, has bloomed into a repressive, liberty-suffocating, truth-killing stalker, ever looking for another patriotic fact-finder [...]