Mark Tooley’s “One New Year’s in Washington” brings back fond memories of the Episcopal Church I grew up in and which has since vanished. One poignant image — Mr. Tooley correctly identifies the great abolitionist hymn “Once to Every Man and Nation” — with its unforgettable and stirring melody as such.p>Unfortunately, “Once to Every Man and Nation” was purged from the Episcopal Hymnal when they discarded the 1940 Hymnal — as they had the King James Bible, the Book of Common Prayer, and the Articles of Religion for “good news” and political leftism — probably because it was too Calvinist. So we see the lefties discarding the anthem of the abolitionist movement, the movement that had the greatest and noblest impact of any on the history of the United States. br> — Paul Windels III br> Scarsdale, New York /p> p> Having been a member of Christ Church, Alexandria, for many years before moving to Florida, I was delighted to read about Mark Tooley’s Christmas Eve there. It is indeed a place where time stands still. A walk among the gravestones in the yard puts you right into the 18th century and pictures in the library record the visits of many of our presidents. Wonderful memories rekindled! br> — Mimi Evans Winship
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?