I might be a little bit tight tonight …
12:43 PM, Feb 13, 2015 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Jesse Byrnes of The Hill writes that:
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg admits to sharing some wine with her colleagues and not being "100 percent sober" for President Obama's State of the Union address in January.
Justice Ginsburg’s name might be linked to all sorts of bad decisions, but it is hard to find fault with her on this one. How anyone can get through that exercise in empty pomp, partisan tedium, and shameless boasting that the State of the Union has become without the aid of strong drink is a wonder. Anyone able to endure the whole, pointless thing cold sober is surely not to be trusted.
Justice Ginsburg neither young nor physically formidable so a little wine would be sufficient for her.
Next time, whiskey for everyone else in attendance. And put it on the tab that is known, around Washington, as the “deficit."
Growth trumps (nearly) all.Sep 8, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 48 • By IKE BRANNON
In my quest to write an article about my family vacation to Turkey and thereby write off part of the cost, I came up with an observation I deemed worthy of David Brooks or Malcolm Gladwell. It turned out to be dead wrong.
11:26 AM, Jul 17, 2014 • By THE SCRAPBOOK
Our affable colleague, senior editor Victorino Matus, is famous for his big head, big heart, big appetite—and encyclopedic knowledge of food, drink, the consumption of same, contemporary German politics, and the sociology of his native New Jersey.
3:24 PM, Jan 19, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
In an interview with the New Yorker, President Obama says that he believes marijuana is less dangerous than alcohol.
From the lengthy article:
12:26 PM, Dec 24, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
The daughter of incoming New York City mayor Bill de Blasio opens up in a YouTube video about her drug use, alcoholism, and depression:
10:22 AM, Dec 5, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Pessimists who believe that once a large piece of governmental malpractice is in place, it is there forever and immoveable, should to pay attention to this day and, perhaps, celebrate with a cocktail.
The taxpayer-funded Obamacare temperance league. Jul 8, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 41 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
When Prohibition ended in 1933, Pennsylvania governor Gifford Pinchot promised to make purchasing alcohol “as inconvenient and expensive as possible.” To this day, Pennsylvania has some of the most stringent—and absurd—liquor laws in the country. Beer and wine can’t be sold in grocery stores, and you can only purchase six-packs of beer at delis or under the counter at bars and taverns, and no more than two six-packs can be purchased at a time.
11:46 AM, Oct 18, 2011 • By KEVIN R. KOSAR
My before-dinner drink almost inevitably is a martini or a whiskey on ice. Despite running an online booze review site for over a decade and tasting nearly every alcoholic beverage known to man (and liking many of them), I reflexively return to these stand-bys.
Why? Well, habits are hard to break. And there is the matter of ease--I can whip these drinks up in a jiffy, which is important to a man who is perpetually exhausted. (I have two young children.)
However, I recently tried something entirely different--an Aviation cocktail, and boy am I happy I did.
From the Scrapbook.Apr 18, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 30 • By THE SCRAPBOOK
We yield to no one in our admiration for Chris Christie, even though he’s from New Jersey. The candor and plain speaking that have made him a YouTube matinee idol have made him a Scrapbook favorite too. So it’s only with the greatest reluctance that we draw your attention to an incident in which, perhaps for understandable reasons, his gift for voicing uncomfortable truths failed him.
Alcohol.8:41 AM, Sep 10, 2010 • By GABRIEL SCHOENFELD
One of the well-known effects of alcohol is that it reduces inhibitions. China’s top-ranking UN diplomat, Sha Zukang, experimented with the substance at a banquet at a UN retreat in the Austrian ski resort of Alpbach.
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