Jordan Michael Smith critiqued Thomas Sowell’s bad eyesight, and Ronald Bailey reviewed government by trial-and-error. Robert Murphy argued that statism drives the culture war, while James Pinkerton lauded Lincoln’s middle-class meliorism, and sensed Scott Walker’s return to normalcy. Noah Millman placed the WI recall in the wider context of labor movement struggles, while Scott Galupo declared Walker a secondary tumor. Samuel Goldman called out the nostalgic left. Jim Antle vetted Rand Paul as VP, and Daniel McCarthy discerned the upsides of the pick.

Daniel Flynn hailed Ray Bradbury’s local library love. Rod Dreher studied the conservative turn to Orthodox Christianity, transcended the culture wars, and chastised the crazy old men in the Vatican. Jordan Bloom saw the apocalypse, spent a weekend with the Bilderbergers, and pierced the propaganda of cable news. Noah Millman asked what journal TAC aspires to be most like.

Philip Giraldi detailed killing by powerpoint, Tom Englehardt scrutinized our choice of assassin-in-chief, and Kelley Vlahos wondered why we’ve been so pathetically slow in acknowledging the magnitude of the drone wars. Buchanan advised against intervention in Syria, while Larison unearthed more awful arguments for that intervention. Scott McConnell wondered how an incapacitated Senator could render Palestinians imaginary.