As a teenager, David Hajdu owned a large collection of “nearly unplayable” 45s that his mother acquired for him from the jukebox at the diner where she was a waitress. One of his favorites was Tommy James and the Shonells’ “Hanky Panky,” which he “treasured as the filthiest thing I had ever encountered.” Working as a music journalist three decades later, he had the chance to interview Romano Mussolini, the jazz pianist and son of Benito, who, he said, “had a standing order for Blackshirt troops to confiscate any 78 rpm records that they found in enemy encampments.” Il Duce “didn’t care for” the American swing music his troops were pilfering on his son’s behalf, but he was happy to pass the records along because “he knew they would give me happiness.”
If you’re male and 18 and waiting anxiously for what you hope will be your acceptance at a prestigious coastal liberal arts college or university, the authors of “The Campus Rape Frenzy” would undoubtedly have two words for you if you do get in: Don’t go.
Josh Mandel, Ohio’s 39-year-old Republican state treasurer, is making his second attempt at unseating Democrat Sherrod Brown in the U.S. Senate by running as an unabashed conservative and defender of the Constitution
One of the most fundamental philosophical questions in the past few hundred years is whether our rights exist naturally or whether they are granted to us by the state.
The Kentucky state Senate approved legislation to end coercive unionism on Saturday, a move that all but guarantees it will become the 27th right to work state in the country.
President Obama advocated for more gun control measures in an editorial he wrote for the Harvard Law Review on Thursday.
A group of wealthy elites who bundled millions for Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns are having their lives “upended” because their ambassadorships at plum posts will end when Obama leaves office.
It was nine years ago today on Jan. 7, 2008 that top Clinton family adviser Sidney Blumenthal was arrested in Nashua, New Hampshire, and given a drunk driving charge by police.