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Pro-Choice? Surely You Jest
This turned out to be very different essay from the one I...
Question for the New York Review of Books
Why have an election symposium if everybody is just going to say...
Bush's Third Term
Gene Healy has churned out a new edition on presidential power. In...
Not the Onion (Close--the New Statesman)
Look, I understand that the British press thinks of most fact-checking where...
The Rape Election
I did my my first and, hopefully, last radio interview on the...
I'm Huge in Portugal
Maria Joao Guimaraes, a reporter for the Portuguese newspaper Publico, interviewed your...
Politics for Eight-Year-Olds
Last week, a very good friend told me about a class project...
The Bestseller That Never Was
In the Huffington Post today, I write about my new short free...
My Catholic Problem -- and Ours
I am grateful for the Patheos political question of the week this...
Mitt Romney: The Sodium Pentothal Question
This Monday morning, Research on Religion has put up its hour-long interview...
Ten Infallible Observations About Tonight's Debate
1. Given the serious fluctuation in the polls everywhere, including in swing...
Take Responsibility Hillary, Resign
One empty phrase American politicians employ that reeks to the heavens is...
Divided We Stand! Wait, What?
As part of its big picture approach to this election, the question...
Reminder: Free Mitt, Obama and US Religion E-book
Hate to flog this again but, well, actually no I don't. Yesterday,...
Our First Gay Ex-President?
Over at Politix, David Mark has some fun with Andrew Sullivan's latest...
Free Jeremy Lott E-book on Mitt, Obama &...
Your diarist wrote it up as a "special report" for Human Events....
Republicans vs. Good News
In a post at Politix, I look at how conservatives and Republicans...
My Case that Obama Threw the Debate
It's published in Splice Today today. I argue that the president likely...
Serious question: Did President Obama intentionally throw last night's debate? And if...
Presidential Debates and Hackery
Don't have much to add to tonight's presidential debate, but let me...
Less Stalker-y Than Usual!
"I want to win." That's the subject line of Barack Obama's latest...
Good Old Fashioned Democratic Hate Speech
Why is it that so many literary folks, who have fine judgment...
The Great Right Wing Freakout
The very old radio in my Subaru has basically two settings: the...
Why I'm Voting for Bob Lott
I was at the usual Sunday night thing the other week. A...
Obama Should Fire Hillary
International headlines have stacked up an impressive list of horribles for the...
Presidential Creepiness, Bipartisan Edition
Your diarist has long complained about the Obama campaign's creepy sounding e-mails....
Letters From the President
Here are the actual subject lines of two e-mails I received from...
Mormon, Quaker; Potato, Potato Vodka
Yesterday, your diarist wrapped up the first draft of a 7,500-word report....
Choose Your Own Electoral College
Real Clear Politics has this handy choose-your own electoral college map where...
Ah, Bill Clinton
In the 1990s, your diarist was a very serious Clinton hater. Almost...
Mitt Whiffed on Mormon Leadership
The latest issue of Business Week has an interview with Mitt Romney....
The Mind of Romney
I used my piece in the Real Clear Politics Sunday afternoon update...
Worst Piece on the Paul Ryan Pick--So Far!
This New Republic take wins the prize for stupidest piece -- so...
Please Stop Stalking Us, Mr. President
Fun thought experiment: If over the last four years somebody had sent...
To Endorse or Not to Endorse?
That is the question I've been mulling over in the matter of...
Listerine Can Breathe Easy
Imagine, if you dare, the sales bonanza a certain mouthwash company would...
A House Almost Divided
This is the local politician I got drafted into banner-carrying for in...
Ask and ye shall receive. From I Can Has Cheezburger, behold an...
Obama Can Haz Reelection?
Man, Barack Obama stepped in it with his remarks about how business...
Is Neo-Romneycare a New Word?
The restricted Google search that I just did indicates it might be....
Fact Checking the Fact Checker
The Washington Post's Fact Checker Glenn Kessler has responded to my last...
Fact Checker Flashback
Glenn Kessler, who writes the Fact Checker blog and column for the...
Uh, I've Got Plans That Night
The latest in the long chain of creepy e-mails from the White...
Why I Might End Up Voting for Dad...
The American Spectator is a run by a non-profit, which means that...
I Get Letters... From the White House
Two letters from the Obama campaign have made their way into my...
Hey Mitt Romney, Want My Vote?
Then put this guy on the ballot.
The Day God Died
For the last five years I have tried, and often managed, to...
50 Shades of Hitler
Trying to understand this Hindenburg-level PR disaster.
Goliath doesn't stand a chance
Steve Taylor's back, and he's taking aim at only the tallest targets.
Please allow me to reintroduce myself
Back to blogging, after a very long break.
To the Hobbit and Back
Still recovering from that early morning showing of the Hobbit. Two observations:...
Weird Quote of the Day
From Weird Al: The Book, by Nathan Rabin (with Al Yankovic): Al...
Things We Hate About Air Travel
The first idea was to title this post "Things I Hate About...
Two Computers, $1,000 and a Trip to DC...
... I am back, only a little worse for the wear.
I Really Need to Start Blogging Again
Probably should have put up a "gone fishin" sign so, sorry about...
Wah Wah Wah Economy
I don't know why so many people are complaining about President Obama's...
Who Is James Bond?
That's the question your diarist poses in this new Splice Today piece....
In my election day piece for Splice Today, "Pot: Why Not?" I...
Obamacare or Somalia
This comment by Jeremy Lott's Diary reader "Alex" amused me. I reproduce...
Have I Been Assimilated?
Your diarist wonders if it's even possible for a working writer to...
A Warm Bucket of TV
Yes I just did a Huffington Post Live segment about the Vice...
In Case I Lose That Bet
Where -- besides sex shops, hopefully -- may one go to find...
From Anvil's Lips to God's Ears
Your diarist should apologize in advance for the mild swear on this...
Tina Brown Didn't Kill Newsweek
With today's news that Newsweek will officially quit printing at the end...
Happy Birthday Alice Sullivan & Real Clear Religion
Alice Sullivan, for those Jeremy Lott's Diary readers who don't know her,...
Why Republicans Need Grunge
Dan Matthews is the longshot challenger of Washington state congressman Rick Larsen....
MY USA Today Piece on VP Debates
You can find that here. The title is "One memorable veep debate,"...
Shorts Weather, RIP?
I woke up in Lynden this morning staring out into a fog...
An Angel Walks into a Bar
Thomas Nelson's Joel Miller has a new book out about angels, which...
Libertarian Entomology Humor
The lesser of two weevils is still weevil.
Sailing With William Butler Yeats
It is, for reasons that I dare not go into at this...
There Goes My Superman Hearing
Your diarist is about to sign off and head down to Seattle...
Once More Around the Sun
On days like this I like to remind myself that age is...
Kayser Family: Pride of Lynden
My friend Scott Kayser and family have been the talk of the...
Mountain Goats Are Back!
Great news! The Mountain Goats have a new album "Transcendental Youth," official...
Homeless People Really Like Milk...
... and third helpings. These were among the lessons that your diarist...
Jeremy Lott, R.I.P.
One of the problems with Googling yourself -- an occupational necessity in...
The Things Gram Put Up With
My family, Whatcom County division, got together Sunday on the anniversary of...
Cult of the Holy Dollar
Conservatives/libertarians/businessmen are often accused of "worshiping money." It's not literally true, of...
The Most Stubborn Woman in the World
That was my grandmother, Shirley Bailey. She died a year ago today....
Passing Sentence on Dredd
There are some annoying things about Dredd. To, wit, the official title...
Breakfast of Chumpions
Publishers Weekly gives us this handy pie chart breakdown of the hashtagged...
I Owe My Guardian Angel a Beer
Your diarist pulled the Subaru off Sunset Drive in Bellingham today followed...
What Happened to Randy Newman?
Veteran musician Randy Newman has just released the new satirical song "I'm...
Catogate Update--a Q&A
Q: Why dive back into the John Allison-Cato Insitute-Ayn Rand Institute story...
Take That, Victoria Secret!
About to put my thumb out and hitch a ride back north....
Margie Doesn't Live Here Anymore
True story: The other day, I got two calls from the same...
If It's Bad for Seattle...
Your diarist is in the People's Republic of Seattle today. Hitched a...
Objectivist Humor--No, Really
This being my one and only day off, I thought I'd take...
Cletus Save Us
Forgot to spin up a song for you yesterday, dear reader. Well...
Look! I Have a New Book!
This month my publisher Thomas Nelson released the book 10 Christians Everyone...
Pizza by the Pound
Here's a picture from the newly opened Goat Mountain Pizza in Bellingham....
Why I Write, Twitter Version
1. To understand and to spread understanding, imperfect though it may be....
Who Would Ayn Rand Bomb?
Boy, it is not easy to make heads-or-tails of Ayn Rand and...
Woody Allen Was Wrong About the Heart
What the heart really wants to do is keep on beating. At...
William S. Burroughs and Bulletpointillism
Last week, I laid out an idea for "a whole new art...
The lawnmower blade pictured below tried to kill your diarist the other...
My 9/11 Problem--and Ours
[Rather than try to scratch up something new for 9/11 commentary, here's...
New News on Catogate
Slate's Dave Weigel (my friend, etc., etc.) has scooped me on two...
No Habla! Americano!
Your diarist was a sluggard getting to church this morning and thus...
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