I liked Mr. Homnick’s essay “A Matter of Life and Birth,” but I found his puns cloying. They just kept on a-coming! The first four or five paragraphs almost made me stop reading. Only because I am staunchly pro-life did I find the motivation to keep on a-reading.
I know it’s a matter of style; de gustibus and all that. It may be Mr. Homnick’s nature to write that way, but it is not my nature to read that way.p>A little less would have been a lot better. br> — James F. Csank br> Seven Hills, Ohio /p>
Jay Homnick opines that the lesson Hollywood is teaching the world is that “life, even when the titles and subtitles are out of synch, is always beautiful.” Baloney. What Hollywood is teaching the world is that the narcissism of stardom allows one to ignore “conventions,” aka marriage and a two-parent household, whenever it suits one to do so. That may work for celebrity, multi-millionaires. For most others, it’s the surest route to a life of poverty, misery, crime and/or lowered expectations.p>And that isn’t “beautiful,” Mr. Homnick.
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?