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Foreign aid outlays do nothing to promote international development. Public schools spend ever more to impart ever less knowledge. The panoply of farm subsidy programs is a public embarrassment. Energy subsidies have enriched big firms without providing new, cost-effective sources of energy. And so it goes.
But don’t worry, be happy. At least you’ve finally stopped paying for government this year. Unless you live in Connecticut. Or one of the other 16 higher-tax jurisdictions.
And just wait until next year.
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?