Red Alert

by John J. Miller on December 18, 2014 · 0 comments

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My latest article for National Review is on the menace of red-light cameras.

After two decades of gaining momentum, red-light cameras finally may be headed for the junkyard, as more public officials, activists, and ordinary motorists object to their spread and fight for their rollback. On Election Day, communities in Arizona, Missouri, and Ohio banned photo ticketing. Days later, regulators in California announced new rules that could push the Golden State’s red-light cameras into obsolescence. And on December 16, despite the pleadings of Mayor Baraka and others, all the red-light cameras in New Jersey went dark when a state law authorizing their temporary use expired, making New Jersey’s state legislature the first in the country to permit the introduction of red-light cameras and then to boot them out.

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Christmas Sale!

by John J. Miller on December 8, 2014 · 0 comments

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My novel, The First Assassin, is available on Kindle for the low, low price of just $1.99. The sale runs through December 21.

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Name Game

December 6, 2014

My article on having a common name is in the new National Review. Most people seem to know a John Miller or two: You might say that every Tom, Dick, and Harry has a John Miller for a friend. … Our name is legion, for we are many. Search it on Wikipedia: People with my name [...]

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Black Thursday 2014

November 28, 2014

My shopping suggestions, from NRO’s annual symposium: My favorite TV show this year was True Detective, a psychological-crime-horror drama set in the weirdness of the Louisiana bayou. One of its pleasures involved watching the episodes and then chasing down the literary references, which I dimly recalled from earlier readings and enjoyed rediscovering: “An Inhabitant of Carcosa,” [...]

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Game Day Reading

November 25, 2014

A loyal reader carried a copy of The Big Scrum to “The Game,” i.e., the annual Harvard vs. Yale football contest. Teddy Roosevelt would have been pleased–if not with the book, then at least with the Harvard victory. This is the second year he has done this. (For last year’s photo, go here.)

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Lincoln Day

November 24, 2014

Listen to my podcast with my National Review colleague Richard Brookhiser, whose new biography is about the man who is the target of an assassination in my novel.

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