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Mr. Tyrrell’s comments about Ernie Pyle are a welcome reminder that high-tech video and fancy non-words like “embed” are no substitute for good writing. I was first turned on to Ernie Pyle as a young boy reading a 25-cent used collection of his columns called Brave Men. It remains one of the best books I’ve read, better than all the Gulf Wars reporting I’ve seen. Mr. Pyle was an extraordinarily gifted artist.p>Today we generally have newsreaders dressed in the latest combat fashion, with no perspective beyond their location, saying absolutely nothing on video phone connections. How does David Bloom get his hair to do that? What will Geraldo find in Saddam’s crypt? Do I dare eat a peach? br> — Robert Martins br> Alexandria, VA /p>
After seeing the movie We Were Soldiers Iknew that Karl Rove would note the effect on the journalist who was under fire with the troops. It does change your “outlook.”p>I remember Ernie Pyle. I think Ernie is back.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?