- Death Comes for Kim Jong Il: Now What? By Richard Fernandez. The worst outcome would be to watch North Korea riven by a power struggle with the fate of its nuclear weapons program completely in doubt.
- Memo to World Diplomats: Don’t Cry for Kim, by Claudia Rosett. There are moments when diplomatic lies have their uses. The death of Kim is not one of them.
- ‘Ding Dong! Kim Jong Is Dead,’ by Ed Driscoll. Killer headline at the Drudge Report; it would take a heart of stone not to laugh at sobbing official video report from NKTV. Meanwhile, at the Tatler, Claudia Rosett explores what happens next.
- White House Politicizing Bureau of Labor Statistics (PJM Exclusive), by Richard Pollock. Yes — that’s the nonpartisan agency that releases monthly unemployment figures.
- Tea Party Leader’s Gun Arrest Highlights Tyranny of Law, by Walter Hudson. Tea Party Patriots co-founder Mark Meckler was arrested on a firearms violation for declaring a locked, cased, unloaded gun at LaGuardia. Don’t you feel safer?
- David Cameron Bats Another Century, by Roger Kimball. The prime minister stands up for the moral values that made England England.
- Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design, by Ed Driscoll. From designing title sequences for Hitchcock, Kubrick and Scorsese to designing corporate logos for AT&T, United Airlines and Minolta, Saul Bass created the look of the late 1950s through the 1980s.
- The Case for ‘Outing’ Gay Congressmen and Staffers, by Cynthia Yockey. There is no such thing as a “right to privacy” when it comes to sexual orientation.
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