Capturing and testing the spirit of Purim, which was observed yesterday and Sunday.
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(A bit of gallows humor there.)
14) Why did Esther suggest adding Haman’s sons?
A: To help Ahasuerus build up his pole numbers.
(The gallows wound up holding eleven men at once, Haman and his ten sons.)
15) Which element of the Purim celebration commemorates Haman’s fate?
A: The hangover.
(It is customary to drink to the brink of excess, a line often too fine to be smoothly negotiated.)
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?