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Later in the day, at a checkpoint, we saw four Palestinian Arab men handcuffed and blindfolded and left baking in the sun. Many of the Germans snapped pictures wildly, looking horrified. The Israelis seemed unaffected, and they theorized about why the men were being detained.
The brutality of this permanent war, thrust upon the Israelis by the terrorists, has been a shock for some of the Europeans here to absorb. But it has been equally shocking for them to see how years of unrelenting terror have numbed this country’s people.
With fences so easy to climb — and to fire rockets over — it can be hoped that the Germans saw that Israel is within its rights to draw the line wherever it sees fit.
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?