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A moving testament to the heroes of Flight 93, and a better memorial than they’re actually getting at the crash site.
11. (I Don’t Like It But) I Guess Things Happen That Way — Johnny Cash (but covered expertly by the lovely Emmylou Harris as well)
Before the Rolling Stones pointed out that “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” Johnny Cash offered this resigned plea for strength. It’s a mature reflection on grief, parting, and making the best of an imperfect world that we can never fix.
10. Carryin’ a Torch — Kinky Friedman
The perennial Texas gubernatorial candidate is one of very, very few Jewish country singers. My favorite song of his is this admonishment to someone who’s left the best girl in the world. It’s included because of a patriotic twist which I won’t spoil for you, but it will make you want to go through and listen to all the words again.p> strong>9. The Eagle — Waylon Jennings br> 8. In America — Charlie Daniels /strong> /p>
These are thematically similar songs about America’s recovery from post-Vietnam funk. Both are belligerent, raucous anthems to U.S. military power and a hell of a lot of fun.
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?
H/T to National Review Online