Links for 12/17/11

“We are in solidarity with them even if they don’t know it.” An Occupy Portland protest intended to shut down the ports on Monday sent about 200 longshoremen home without pay, also affecting truckers. The protest was supposedly on behalf of the longshoremen, whose union opposed it. The arrogance of the protesters was remarkable.

“A feast of reason and a flow of soul” — Christopher Buckley remembers Hitchens.

There are too many great Hitchens pieces to link to them all. Biased by my own interests, here’s Hitch on the subject of smoking bans.

Andrew Sullivan endorses Ron Paul for the GOP nomination.

There’s a forthcoming book about food from Tyler Cowen. Self-recommending!

Another take on Pisco Sour jelly shots, inspired by mine from earlier in the month.