(Note: We're off tomorrow and Friday, to return Monday.) Libertarian humor writer P.J. O'Rourke endorsed Hillary Clinton for president back in May, arguing that she is the lesser of evils-or, as he put it, "the second worst thing that can happen to this country." He added: "But she's way behind in second place.
(Best of the tube tonight: Catch us on "Lou Dobbs Tonight," 7 p.m. ET on Fox Business, with a repeat showing at 10 p.m.) In an email to LAObserved.com, our erstwhile antagonist Cynthia Rawitch responded yesterday to our Friday reminiscence of our long-ago college free-speech dispute.
In "Beyond Good and Evil," Nietzsche observed that "a man's maturity consists in having found again the seriousness one had as a child at play." Such might be the credo of the professional clown. Yes, the professional clown. If it never occurred to you to think of clowning as a full-blown "profession," that makes two of us.
News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. The cartoonist figured out the Republican's persuasion skills before the pundits did. And he still thinks Trump can win. Pleasanton, Calif. Can Donald Trump possibly win the presidency?
If Hillary Clinton is elected president, the Atlantic's Michelle Cottle warns, it would "usher in four-to-eight years of the kind of down-and-dirty public misogyny you might expect from a stag party at Roger Ailes's house." That sounds terrible-better vote for Donald Trump! It will not surprise you to learn that is not where Cottle goes with the argument.
Sometimes we think we should just retire. Our column concluded yesterday, as it usually does, with a humorous item-in this case poking fun at Salon and Slate for their ridiculously humorous commentaries on "Sausage Party," a new film starring Seth Rogen. That was before we'd heard about the Autostraddle.com kerfuffle.
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