Chasing Horses

From the December 22, 2000 Wall Street Journal: Riding the Dakota prairie on Christmas Eve.

11:00 PM, Dec 21, 2003 • By J. BOTTUM



The Last Public Poet

From the August 4 / August 11, 2003 issue: Rereading Robert Lowell.

Aug 4, 2003, Vol. 8, No. 45

The Poetry of Rejection

J. Bottum, poetry editor.

Jun 9, 2003, Vol. 8, No. 38

The Hidden Life

Dana Gioia's arrival in Washington to head the NEA prompts dark thoughts about the difference between the public and the private life.

12:00 AM, May 13, 2003

What Was Santorum Thinking?

Yes, his remarks are defensible.

3:55 PM, Apr 25, 2003

Sen. Daschle's Letter, an Update

Tom Daschle issues a non-denial denial about the letter he was sent by his bishop asking him to stop calling himself a Catholic.

11:15 AM, Apr 18, 2003

Tom Daschle's Duty to Be Morally Coherent

A Weekly Standard Exclusive: The Senate minority leader is ordered to stop calling himself a Catholic.

12:00 PM, Apr 17, 2003

You Say You Want a Just War?

Look at what the coalition forces have just accomplished.

Apr 21, 2003, Vol. 8, No. 31

The Cost of Empire

With a price tag of $74.7 billion, the war in Iraq couldn't possibly be about colonialization or American empire.

6:00 AM, Mar 25, 2003

The Poets vs. The First Lady

From the February 17, 2003 issue: The appalling manners and adolescent partisanship of our antiwar poets.

Feb 17, 2003, Vol. 8, No. 22

Harold Pinter's "God Bless America"

The latest piece of Brit anti-war poetry hits the streets with an incoherence that must be seen to be believed. Sample line: "Your eyes have gone out and your nose" .

11:00 PM, Jan 26, 2003

The Warren Report

J. Bottum has fun with Spencer Warren and our friends at the Claremont Institute.

11:00 PM, Jan 20, 2003

The Standard Reader

From the January 27, 2003 issue: Tom Paulin's anti-Semitic prose poem and Peter Wood's new book on diversity.

Jan 27, 2003, Vol. 8, No. 19

Poetry in Motion

British poet Andrew Motion launches a modest anti-anti-Saddam salvo.

11:00 PM, Jan 15, 2003

Eating Babies II: Coming Back for Seconds

Zhu Yu's would-be debunkers are unconvincing and the culture of death is emerging.

11:00 PM, Jan 8, 2003

Eating Babies

A modest proposal in China shows where the Brave-New-World crowd has brought us.

11:00 PM, Jan 2, 2003

Dakota Christmas

From the December 2002 issue of First Things: A holiday memoir.

11:00 PM, Dec 11, 2002

Dakota Thanksgiving

A holiday memoir.

11:00 PM, Nov 27, 2002

What Dreams May Come

Following John Thune's South Dakota odyssey long into the night.

8:00 AM, Nov 6, 2002

Rhyme and Reason

From the October 24, 2002 Wall Street Journal: An NEA nominee who's a perfect fit.

11:00 AM, Oct 24, 2002

The Usefulness of Daniel Goldhagen

His new book attacking Pope Pius XII is filled with factual errors, providing an opportunity for other anti-Catholic writers to claim the middle ground.

12:00 AM, Oct 23, 2002

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