• August 2, 2022

    Offenses of the Month, February to July

    If You Can’t Say Something that Cannot Possibly Be Misinterpreted, Don’t
    The story is as short as it is brutal. […]

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  • February 16, 2022

    Offense of the Month, January 2021

    Our designated offender of the month is Ilya Shapiro, the once-about-to-be-and-perhaps-future-executive director of the Georgetown Center for the Constitution, […]

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  • December 31, 2021

    Offenses of the Month, 2021

    When 2021 began, I thought it was a year destined for quiet and change, one that I could devote to[…]

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  • November 17, 2020

    Offenses of the Month, Fall 2020

    Dr. Thomas Bowdler (1754–1825), for those of you who can’t quite place the name, was the family sanitizer of […]

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  • October 9, 2020

    Offense of the Month, August 2020

    It’s been remarked (in these pages, at least) that the wages of giving offense are often worse than actual […]

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  • July 31, 2020

    Offense of the Month, July 2020

    Yoo hoo, it’s Yoho.

    This just in. I’m ripping up the lead on a piece about two sets of knuckleheads […]

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  • June 29, 2020

    Offense of the Month, June 2020

    I’ve generally used the Offense-of-the-Month space to highlight knuckleheaded instances of offensiveness: not usually premeditated, but ostentatious nevertheless, produced […]

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  • May 13, 2020

    Offense of the Month for January 2022

    By mid-April, according to NASA satellite images, Covid-19 has prompted a 30% drop in air pollution in the […]

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  • December 31, 2019

    Offenses of the Month, 2019

    A good way to appreciate our times is to sample tidbits and morsels from the slush pile of reportage on […]

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  • March 31, 2019

    Offenses of the First Quarter, January-February-March 2019

    Voltaire, that incorrigible philosophe, the celebrated Enlightenment liberal and probable anti-Semite, may have been […]

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