Given the recent tragic passing of Hunter S. Thompson, there is only one phrase I can think of that’s fully descriptive of the almost palpable paranoia in Secretary Babbin’s piece.p>Gonzo neoconservatism. br> — Martin Kelly br> Glasgow, Scotland /p> p> Jed Babbin left the most important reason President Bush wasted time in Europe: domestic consumption. The President offers an olive branch and probably more in the future. The branch gets mulched and President Bush can claim he tried. His overtures might claim some political victories which will add to his efforts to soften the Republican Party image that took a beating these last couple of years in time for the 2008 feel good elections. The effect is to neuter loser Kerry and contender Mrs. Clinton because they will be very vocal when they kick off their 2008 presidential runs. The Democrats will whine about how the President has not done enough and claim it was their idea all along to mend fences, but they will come off as they have been for years: unreasonable and childish. The Dean machine will see to that. br> — Diamon Sforza
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?