When I first wandered into The Weekly Standard I worked at the front desk and answered the phones. It gave me a window into who was genuinely kind (they do not make human beings nicer than Gary Bauer) and who was not (no reason to name names). Because I'd grown up as a political junkie, I recognized a lot of the people who called into the office—this was before email—and was starstruck by many of them. But the one who perplexed me most was Dusty Rhodes.
If you want to understand what's happening with North Korea, you should start here. Everyone is focused on North Korea today and I would point you to Ethan Epstein's "Three Questions" piece about the upcoming (possibly?) meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un. But at the 35,000-foot-level, I cannot possibly recommend highly enough this long Conversation with Nick Eberstadt. Eberstadt makes a number of points, the biggest of which is that the West dismisses North Korea at its own peril.
Ryan T. Anderson the Heritage Foundation’s William E. Simon Senior Research Fellow and one of my favorite writers in Washington. He’s got an uncanny ability to combine razor-sharp arguments with kindness and good faith. He’s the best kind of public intellectual: One who tries to clarify and ideas that are clouded with illogic without ever trying to score points, or grab any weapon at hand.
I just got advanced copy of a book about "How to find a real relationship in a digital world." The ages of the famous people who blurbed the book? 60, 67, 52, 40, 45. Someone suckered Harpers into a sweet advance.
They're doing fire alarm testing at my office. It's a beep, followed by a woman's voice saying "May I have your attention please" and then a *man's voice* giving the actual instructions about what to do. You can't escape the patriarchy, even during fire emergencies. smdh
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