My Friday column used a last-minute incident at the Olympics as the occasion for accusing Fidel Castro of being a whiny twat. Fidel is an obsessive gatherer of press clippings and, having abandoned politics for the life of a full-time editorialist, certainly wouldn't miss a critical column printed in a national paper in his beloved Canada. So I figure he probably read this. I've got a week off coming up, jefe: I worked extra hard on the piece. My e-mail's at the bottom.
A reader wishes to know what I thought of John McCain choosing Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate. This unsigned editorial from the Post should shed some light on my feelings. The Canadians who dominate the American conservative punditariat are divided on Palin—but Mark Steyn is bang on.
And here's my bonus weekend piece for FullComment.com, which is about an overlooked line from Barack Obama's acceptance speech.