I quite agree with Mr. Magilnick that our wonderful elites have this cute habit of exempting themselves from their own social engineering.
On such exemption I have personally experienced for years is quotas — oops, affirmative action. It is white male shlubs without influence or connections, who get shafted in college admissions, jobs, and promotions. The rich white men, of both parties, are of course not affected at all. I have lost count of the number of times I have seen some smirking, self-satisfied rich white man sound off about the glory of quotas, and how racist you are if you don’t like them. You want to stop quotas — find a way to make the elite experience them.p>Crime? The next time a judge lets some psycho loose on society, pass a law that the psycho gets to live on probation at home with the judge and his family. Rich liberals denounce the rich? Have them give half of their money to the poor. Perhaps John Kerry would like to convert four of his five mansions into homeless shelters. br> — John Lockwood br> Washington, D.C. /p>
Everyone knows that folks in Europe are just plain smarter than us Americans.
Europe’s answer to the hybrid has long been the diesel car. At an engineering conference in Austria, our host explained that diesel drivers pay less at the pump but that they have to pay a higher yearly registration tax. As a result, the diesel cars are put in the hands of people who have to drive lots of miles, and this was so sensibly European.
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