Mark Zuckerberg Didn’t Tip in Rome Restaurant, Following Custom

Mark Zuckerberg left at least two Italian restaurants without tipping. Apparently, he read his guide books.

Let’s Get The Federal Goverment Out Of The Political Convention Business

Your tax dollars should not be paying for this.

John Derbyshire’s Bizarre Rant

NRO’s John Derbyshire went off on a bizarre, racist, rant yesterday.

The Christian Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name

Andrew Sullivan wants the Catholic Church to give up its hatred of homosexuals. There’s another alternative.

Are You An Almost Alcoholic?

A new book would classify most of us who consume alcohol as “almost alcoholics.”

What Can’t The Government Mandate?

What are the limits on government power?

Booze and Social Status

Scotch consumption is a leading economic indicator.

Is There An American Cultural Divide?

Have Americans divided themselves into what are becoming increasingly different cultures?

More Problems for Cain Concerning his Behavior with Women

Cain’s woes continue to mount.

Beer Don’t Get No Respect

Why does wine get so much more written treatment than beer?

Au Revoir to Foie Gras

Foie gras will soon be illegal in California, so some are indulging as much as possible now.

Beer Bikes Banned By Bavarian Buzzkills

If you haven’t experienced the joys of peddling around Germany with 15 of your closest friends while enjoying several liters of Munich’s finest, you’re too late.

Stay in School, Drink More

The more education you have, the more you’re likely to spend on booze.

Paul Ryan Wine Accuser Susan Feinberg Clams Up

Byron York had some not unreasonable questions for Susan Feinberg, the woman who confronted Paul Ryan over $350 wine he consumed at a Capitol Hill restaurant. She won’t answer.

Paul Ryan’s $350 Wine v. John Edwards’ $400 Haircut

So, apparently, Paul Ryan has expensive tastes in wine.

Redefining Marriage

Jeff Jacoby claims that marriage cannot be redefined.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Night Recap Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Megan McArdle On Atlas Shrugged: An Incoherent Mess

Even libertarians aren’t all that impressed with the effort to bring Ayn Rand’s magnum opus to the big screen.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Kleinfelds of New YorkDelhi Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Return of the Class System – Concierge Everything

Cruise lines are the latest to create separate enclaves for customers willing to pay more to escape the riffraff.

Social Conservatives Leading Effort To Block Legalization Of Sunday Alcohol Sales In Georgia

The success of Christian conservatives in blocking efforts to legalize Sunday alcohol sales in Georgia demonstrates why concentrating solely on national politics is a mistake.

King’s “I Have A Dream” Speech Years in Making

Martin Luther King’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech was, like a political stump speech, crafted and polished over months and years of delivery.

Tucson, Political Rhetoric, And Where We Go From Here

There is a problem with political rhetoric in this country, but telling people to be nicer to each other isn’t going to cool it down.

Newt Gingrich Shows All The Signs Of Running In 2012

Newt Gingrich for President ? You might want to think twice about that, Republicans.

Marijuana Legalization Initiative Leading In California Polls

This November, California could become the first state in the nation to completely legalize the possession and sale of marijuana. And the battle over the ballot initiative is having an impact on other statewide races.

Afghanistan: Rethinking U.S. Strategy

Steve Walt, Steve Clemons, Matthew Hoh and others have released a provocative new report arguing for a change in our Afghanistan strategy.

Fidel Castro Admits Communism Doesn’t Work

Fidel Castro is back in the public eye, but he’s singing a slightly different tune now.

Ray Bradbury: Too Much Government, Let’s Colonize Mars

Renowned author Ray Bradbury hates big government but wants it to fund the colonization of Mars. That a man of his intelligence and insight can hold such diametrically opposed thoughts is an amusing reminder of the limits of human rationality.

Virginia Privatizing Alcohol Sales?

Virginia’s governor wants the state to get out of the liquor business after 76 years. It’s about time.

Pabst Blue Ribbon PBR 1844

PBR is going upscale for the Chinese market.