Ditto that. Lookin’ grim, but lookin’ up. Correcting for inflation, the academic way. Plus more.
THE PEACEFUL REVOLUTION
Re: Jeffrey Lord’s Gandhi for Capitalists:
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could all get together in this
country and shut down? With one exception to your article, every
single radio should be tuned in to Rush Limbaugh, knowing that
Obama has told Republicans they shouldn’t listen to him. Even
though millions of Americans don’t listen to him, the point would
be made loud and clear that we will disobey the ‘royalty’ at the
top. There is no one whom the liberals hate more than Rush. There
is nothing that would send a message like 150 million households
listening to Rush. Turn up the radio!
— DeAne Pradzinski
There is so much we can do if we get organized. This website is the Albert Einstein Institute for strategic non-violent action.
It has a virtual laundry list of actions citizens can engage in
to promote democracy. If you haven’t been to this website — you
should. The time has come for us to organize. We need a
leader! People are ready to follow. Give us a plan.
Paging John Galt. Paging John Galt. The American Capitalist
System is making an emergency page for Mr. John Galt.
— Ira M. Kessel
Rochester, New York
YEP, IT’S PRETTY BLEAK ALRIGHT
Re: Tony Marsh’s The Audacity of Cynicism:
The GOP indeed lost 26 or 27 seats in Reagan’s first midterm election, in 1982. But inflation by then had declined to single digits, to about 6 or 8 percent; it was not 13.5 percent. You are correct, however, that unemployment peaked at 10.8 percent earlier that year and the phase-in of the tax cut postponed full recovery.
— Peter Murphy
W. Sand Lake, New York
Not even in Alice’s Wonderland would you find a cynical situation like ours, in which federal law prohibits a shopkeeper from selling tobacco to someone under 18 because of the health risk, yet will soon require a physician to perform abortions on demand.
You have to wonder if that’s the product of the caterpillar’s mushroom-induced thinking, or of whatever he’s smoking in his hookah.
Oh well, maybe someone will wake us up before we lose our
— A. C. Santore
DON’T MAKE ME LAUGH
Re: Philip Klein’s New Health Czar Challenges Obama’s Ethics Reforms:
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?