Rod Dreher
June 2010 Archives

My sister Ruthie went to see her oncologist today for results from last Friday’s CT scan. As you may remember, she was diagnosed in February with advanced lung cancer, despite never having smoked a day in her life. Many of […]

Steve Blow is a columnist at the Dallas Morning News who typically writes homespun, slice-of-life reflections on life in Big D and its suburbs. But he finds his professional ox in a massive ditch today because of a tossed-off blog […]

Megan McArdle, referencing the NYT piece on how hard fiscal austerity has been on Ireland, makes an important point: Austerity is an expensive form of insurance against a true fiscal crisis. And though it doesn’t necessarily seem like it when […]

Andrew Breitbart is offering a very healthy bounty for one of the 400 or so members of the now-defunct Journolist: We want the list of journalists that comprised the 400 members of the “JournoList” and we want the contents of […]

This Russian Spies in the Suburbs story is highly amusing, and makes the Russians look not evil, but stupid. What were these undercover agents supposed to be doing? Divining the secrets of Starbucks, IKEA and Trader Joe’s? Tracking down Moose […]

It’s not Godwin’s Law, it’s a lame “Seinfeld” reference! Anyway, Apple sells an apparent defective product to its customers, then allegedly tells its AppleCare reps to tell disappointed iPhone 4 users, “Tough ti**y said the kitty.” Excerpt: A purported internal […]

Michael Gerson: My political friendships and sympathies are increasingly determined not by ideology but by methodology. One of the most significant divisions in American public life is not between the Democrats and the Republicans; it is between the Ugly Party […]

Via Deacon Greg Kandra, here’s a story about a husband, a wife, and early onset Alzheimer’s Disease (it turned up at age 40 in the wife). The piece aired on CBS Sunday Morning. It’s about 10 minutes long, but well […]

A reader sends me this disturbing essay from the Financial Post about how the Netherlands reached out with offers of assistance and technical expertise after the BP blowout, but Washington rebuffed them. Excerpt: Three days after the BP oil spill […]

Finally, the government does something right in regulating the food system: The Food and Drug Administration urged farmers on Monday to stop giving antibiotics to cattle, poultry, hogs and other animals to spur their growth, citing concern that drug overuse […]