• August 2, 2022

    Offenses of the Month, February to July

    February
    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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