I was enjoying the article “Better People than I am” until I came to the entirely inappropriate line, “Oprah Winfrey talks a lot about meaning. To her, it’s apparently having her picture on the cover of her own magazine every single month in a different pose.”
Why pick on Oprah? She’s one of the most generous celebrities in this country. She’s constantly advocating on behalf of the poor, downtrodden, war torn, mistreated, medically ill, overweight and abused. She gives away millions of dollars every year. If she wants her picture on the front of her magazine, what’s the big deal? How does that gesture counteract all her goodness? Who is more worthy of the cover of her magazine? Should it be another picture of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt? Tom Cruise and Katy Holmes? Ben Stein?
What about all the Hollywood windbags who make bijillions of dollars and do nothing charitable? What has Ben got to say about them?p>While so much of what Ben said had merit, in the end the article sounded as if Ben was making an excuse for himself to continue being the same way he is. Now that he has acknowledged the selflessness of others he can go back to being himself. In fact, it totally supports the attitude of his show Win Ben Stein’s Money in which he generally gets to keep all the cash himself despite the efforts of the poor slobs who compete with him. br> — Phyllis Laubacher /p>
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?