(Page 2 of 2)
“I’m a home school parent, and education is, to me, the civil rights issue of our time!”
The Pulitzer-winning historian Walter McDougall has diagnosed the United States as a “nation of hustlers.” He means it in a good way; Americans are Horatio Alger heroes, constantly scheming and one-upping and finding new ways to win. If you’re a skeptic, you might think see Root’s success as a confluence of lucky breaks, impossible to repeat for anyone not gifted with superhuman salesmanship or — as my colleague Jesse Walker has put it — “the comportment of a Ronco pitchman with a squirrel in his pants.” If you buy McDougall’s theory, stop rolling your eyes at the guy. Wayne Allyn Root wants you to be able to become the next Wayne Allyn Root. And you should take him up on it.
“I’m an S.O.B.,” Root likes to joke. “A son of butcher. America needs an S.O.B. in the White House!”
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?