My collegiate career was spent at a small liberal arts college in Vermont, and spanned the years 1968-1972, a particularly interesting time to be a college kid.p>I spent many a golden autumn afternoon on a soft stretch of campus lawn, partaking of illegal substances and mouthing much of the same jibberish as the intellectual giants described by Mr. Macomber. I was passionate, I was committed, and I never thought that any adult, save for a professor from a small liberal arts college in Vermont, would take me seriously for one second. The influence that the “progressive” blogosphere wields over the Democrat Party is mystifying, and more than a little disturbing. br> — Richard Meade br> Bayside, New York /p> p> Shawn Macomber exquisitely skewers the insipid Kos crowd. His musings must extend to the utterly vacuous band of presidential pretenders traipsing to Chicago this weekend to sip and, as necessary, spike the Kool Aid. What always astonishes about the Kos crowd is their die-hard commitment to mediocre reasoning. I find no less a commitment to vacuousness in the whole field of Democrat candidates. One must admire their wily determination to avoid public exposure to any question demanding intellectual discrimination. Naturally, these working girls (Hillary included) will say or do virtually anything to attract voters, so this weekend should be chock-full of howlers as these accomplished hucksters try to do outdo each other in wooing the progressive nincompoop set. Who says there’s no hilarity in politics? br> — Peter R. McGrath
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?