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    Book Discussion on The Seven Deadly Virtues

    Jonathan Last talked about the book he edited, The Seven Deadly Virtues: 18 Conservative Writers on Why the Virtuous Life is Funny as Hell, in which he brought together 18 conservative…

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    Panel Discussion on Big Government

    Authors P.J. O’Rourke, Charles Murray, and John Allison, talked about the growth of the federal government. br/ “Who Will Save Us from Big Government” was a panel at…

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    BookExpo Book and Author Luncheon

    A panel of authors talked about their books, as well as current events and other issues. Mr. Lamb moderated the discussion. Among the topics addressed were the role of…

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    Funniest Celebrity in Washington Contest

    This annual charity event featured comedy routines by Washington notables Senator Tom Daschle, former Secretary Dan Glickman, Cal Thomas, P.J. O’Rourke, Arianna Huffington, Judlyne…

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    Book Discussion on The Skeptic: A Life of H. L. Mencken

    Terry Teachout talked about this biography The Skeptic: A Life of H. L. Mencken, published by Harper Collins. The book is a biography of the late American journalist and author and…

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    25th Anniversary Dinner

    Several dignitaries spoke at the Cato Institute’s 25th anniversary celebration and the libertarian goals and ideals of the organization. The Milton Friedman liberty award was…

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    Author Interview

    Mr. O’Rourke talked about the author H.L. Mencken and his writing. O’Rourke was the Cato Institute’s first Mencken Scholar.

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    Writings of H.L. Mencken

    Guests examined the life and career of journalist H. L. Mencken. He became a reporter for the Baltimore Morning Herald and later joined the Baltimore Sun. He eventually became one of…

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    Book Discussion on The CEO of the Sofa

    Mr. O’Rourke talked about his latest book, The CEO of the Sofa, published by Atlantic Monthly Press. The political humorist read passages from his book on cell phone usage,…

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    University Commencements

    Mr. O’Rourke talked about a graduation speech he delivered with C-SPAN’s Brian Lamb. He br/ advised students to make a large amount of money, even if they are…

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    News Review

    Mr. O’Rourke talked about his experiences writing for the magazine Rolling Stone, as well as other current events and newspaper headlines. He also responded to audience…

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    Book Discussion on Crusaders, Scoundrels, Journalists

    Participants talked about the history of the media. They focused on how the media is viewed by politicians. They also talked about the entertainment factor in journalism, and the…

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    Lighter Side of War, Famine and Plague

    Mr. O’Rourke talked about the art of humor writing and the power of parody and satire. He concentrated on writing about the Cold War, current tensions around the world, and…

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    Book Discussion on Eat the Rich

    Mr. O’Rourke discussed his book Eat the Rich: A Treatise on Economics, published by Publishers' Group West. The book humorously examines the economies of less successful…

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    Author on Eat the Rich

    Mr. O’Rourke discussed his book Eat the Rich and the fascination Americans have with love, death, and money.

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    BookExpo Overview

    Ms. Muller talked about who attends BookExpo and the planning that went into the annual event. Mr. O’Rourke was shown signing copies of his…

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    Washington Sunday Journal

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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