Paul Mirengoff

George H.W. Bush and Dan Rather

George H.W. Bush and Dan Rather (Paul Mirengoff) George Will, whose tribute to George H.W. Bush appears in today’s Washington Post, once called Bush a “lapdog.” Bush responded that Will wasn’t exactly a linebacker...

In Paris, the worst riots in a generation

In Paris, the worst riots in a generation (Paul Mirengoff) Last week, after the second consecutive weekend of mass protests throughout France, I offered ten observations about these protests. This weekend saw more protest,...

Bernardo Bertolucci, RIP

Bernardo Bertolucci, RIP (Paul Mirengoff) Bernardo Bertolucci, the renowned Italian film director, died in Rome earlier this week. By the time he was 30 years old, Bertolucci had directed at least two minor masterpieces:...

Speaker Pelosi?

(Paul Mirengoff) Right now, we don’t know how large the Democratic majority in the U.S. House will be. The estimates I’ve seen suggest it will be approximately 15. This means that Nancy Pelosi can’t lose...

Last week’s election, a second look

(Paul Mirengoff) On Election Night, I wrote that the so-called Blue Wave many on the left were expecting had turned into a fizzle. This was a reasonable assessment when I wrote it. Republicans had won...

Media alert

(Paul Mirengoff) Later this afternoon, I will be the guest of Seth Leibsohn on KKNT 960—”The Patriot”—in Arizona. I’m schedule to appear at 6:30 Eastern Time. We will be discussing FIRST STEP, the leniency for...