Yet one more way he’s polluting our politics.
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If I have reservations about the source, however, “cortisol, adrenaline, and all the biochemistry of anger and disgust will well up in your system. You’ll have just as emotional a reaction as the believer, but on the negative side of the spectrum.”
Even the clubby button “I’m in” was probably chosen with good reason, he adds. “One of the most fundamental primordial instincts we have is to find a group we want to be a part of, and do all we can to get into it.”
As for the overly familiar vernacular that seems to come from a semi-literate source, it doesn’t. “This is affirmation language, a direct mail technique of speaking in the voice of the recipient,” says Garfinkel.
Campaign manager Jim Messina boasts that in October he expects to see his list of small-denomination donors reach one million, and exhorted me to “be in the first million.” I don’t think so, Jimmy. I’m very afraid.
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?