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  • Visit Civil War battlefields, while you can

    Visit Civil War battlefields, while you can

    by Quin Hillyer| May 31, 2019 The educated mind grieves at reading in the Wall Street Journal that Civil War battlefields are attracting dramatically fewer visitors. These battlefields, especially as manned by […]

  • Old school tips on tipping at restaurants

    Old school tips on tipping at restaurants

    (This is a slightly different version of a slice-of-life little piece that is running in the Washington Examiner print magazine….) A discussion on Twitter about tipping at restaurants led to […]

  • Bonfire of the humanities

    Bonfire of the humanities

    By Quin Hillyer at the Washington Examiner; Two articles published this week should make us bemoan anew the continuing decline of the humanities in prestige and popularity, on college campuses […]

  • Smorgasbord of wolf bayings

    Smorgasbord of wolf bayings

    From blasting the FBI to praising President Trump for health policy, to baying at the moon, Quin had thirteen other pieces in the past two weeks at the Washington Examiner […]

  • New year, new horizons

    New year, new horizons

    Written for New Year’s Day. … Excerpted from this longer version:   As one year ends and another begins, sometimes it’s best to focus neither on the frustrations of the […]

  • National politics churns in December

    Chaplain (Maj.) Steven O'Brien feeds an orphaned toddler mashed potatoes at the Franciscan Missionaries of Notre Dame Baby Orphanage in Djibouti City, Djibouti. Chaplain O'Brien deployed to Camp Lemonier, Djibouti, from the 4th Air Force at March Air Reserve Base, Calif. The Camp Lemonier chapel staff arranges visits to this orphanage three times a week. (U.S. Air Force photo/by Staff Sgt. Francesca Popp)

    Herewith, a plethora of Quin’s writings at the Examiner from Dec. 8 through 23. Follow the links embedded in the headlines. Colleges were better when they were more ‘Paper Chase‘ […]


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