This Is My Idea of a Nightmare—Even If the Cruise Ship Doesn’t Sink, the Toilets Remain Operable, and Some Sort of Rampaging Illness Doesn’t Leave Most of the Passengers Yearning Desperately for Dry Land and Their Own Beds


Anticipating a favorable outcome to the November elections, the National Review is already advertising its post-election cruise. For about $2,000, you can spend a week listening to and rubbing shoulders with the following line-up of “conservative stars”:

Former Congressman Col. Allen West,

Acclaimed historian Victor Davis Hanson,

Former US Senators Jon Kyl and Fred Thompson,

Former governors Tim Pawlenty (MN) and Luis Fortuño (PR),

Legal experts John Yoo, Cleta Mitchell, Ed Whelan, and William Jacobson (publisher of the popular Legal Insurrection blog),

Liberal-media scourges Brent Bozell and Christian Robey,

Syndicated columnists Cal Thomas, Mona Charen and Deroy Murdock,

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About martinkich

I am a Professor of English at Wright State University's Lake Campus, where I have been a faculty member for more than 25 years. I have now served multiple terms as the President of the WSU chapter of AAUP, which now includes all full-time instructional faculty, and as the Vice-President of the Ohio Conference of AAUP. I have also served several terms as an at-large member of the Executive Committee of AAUP's Collective Bargaining Congress. In addition to serving as co-editor of the Academe blog, I am also a member of the editorial board of Academe and have been a guest editor for an issue of the magazine on collective bargaining strategies. As co-chair of the Ohio Conference's Communication Committee, I began to do much more overtly political writing during the campaign to repeal Ohio's Senate Bill 5, which would have eliminated the right of faculty to be unionized. I have sustained that activism, and at the risk of stating the obvious, I have very much enjoyed contributing to the Academe Blog and to our chapter blog. I also maintain several other blogs to which I have re-posted, by topic, my posts to the Academe blog, as well as some other items.

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