Brilliant David French essay at NRO in which he examines the sociocultural cudgels that could be used to explain the death of Bob, a fictional middle-aged American with high blood pressure, a divorce, an inability to stay abreast of changes in his career field and other problems that boil down to the choices he's made in life.It was immediately thought to be a hate crime because the small Episcopal Church is a progressive congregation that welcomes gays. The graffiti spray painted on the church walls read “Heil Trump” and “Fag Church.”
Squirrel-Hair doubles down on his praise for Australia's health care system. If some of his highest-profile water-carriers had either acted like the conservatives they claimed to be or kept their populist-nationalist traps shut, we could have had Ted.
Remember those bad actors from Iran that post-America under the Most Equal Comrade released in order to sweeten the nuke deal? Well, the House Oversight Committee is going to investigate the matter.
Leaked emails are now a feature of the French election. Whodunnit?
Perpetual adolescence, a societal problem that's been addressed at least since 2004 when Joseph Epstein wrote a Weekly Standard piece about it, followed in 2007 by Diana West's The Death of the Grown-Up, is still with us. One of the handful of US Senators that could rightly be called great human beings, Ben Sasse, revisits the subject in a WSJ column called "How to Raise an American Adult." He says there are five main components to the project that parents should impart to their offspring: resist consumption, embrace the pain of work (that is, do something dirty and physically demanding even if it takes time away from the extracurricular activities the college you're applying to wants to see), connect across generations, travel meaningfully, and become truly literate.