Photo Of The Day

Via Andrew Sullivan:

Christopher Hitchens At The Annual White House Correspondents Dinner In Washington, D.C. May 1, 1999. By Karin Cooper/Getty Images.

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Doug Mataconis
About Doug Mataconis
Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. Ron Beasley says:

    The man was a word smith extraordinaire and I shared his loathing of religion. But his support of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were too much for me.

  2. OldSouth says:

    A well-chosen picture–the drink, the smoke, the attitude…

    Another more recent, and more telling image of the gent to be found here.

    Still the same attitude, after all those ravages of smoke and drink…