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I LIVED IN LOS ANGELES FOR 18 YEARS, from 1972 to 1990. To some extent, even as late as 1990, L.A. remained comfortably spread out. You could see growth, but there was still room.
No more. When I went this last July, I found the western suburbs of Los Angeles — Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, West L.A., West Hollywood — absolutely buried in traffic and people, a stampede of money. People just can’t leave anything good alone. It happened in Charlestown, where there is now no open space left at all. When Old Ironsides got buried in people, it sent a signal.p> THE SECOND STANZA GIVES JOE SOME TROUBLE. I think we’re going to have to separate it from the first and memorize it separately: br> /p> blockquote>Her deck, once red with heroes’ blood, br> Where knelt the vanquished foe, br> When winds were hurrying o’er the flood,
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?
H/T to National Review Online