They call him the Comeback Kid, but soon it will be the Master.
(Page 2 of 2)
On the ladies’, America’s own Divine Divas, Venus and Serena Williams, easily beat fellow-Americans Lindsay Lee-Waters and Megan Moulton-Levy, next to whose very nice mother-in-law I found myself sitting in the Grandstand court. The Williams sisters, having brought back Olympic gold, are aiming to dominate still another time at this tournament where they are great fan favorites — the charming little stadium next to Louis Armstrong Stadium was packed like a can of sardines and felt positively deserted, though it was far from that, when the talented but temperamental Ryan Harrison took on Germany’s Benjamin Becker right after the divas quick win.
The doubles match was inspired only in fits and starts, as Miss Venus went sluggish on her backhand only to put in some outstanding demonstrations of net play, and Misses Lee-Waters and Moulton-Levy were, notwithstanding their evident good nature, stage-struck. By contrast, Ryan Harrison put on a superb display of all-court dominance, attacking and defending with equal effectiveness.
No need to wave the red, white and blue to say Americans young and less young are doing well, and there is no need to take anything away from such fur’ners as Serbia’s Janko Tipsarevic (seeded 8th) who once again showed why he cannot be underestimated when he came back from two sets down to beat France’s Guillaume Ruffin, with the same patience and skill for which he is renown and feared. But it certainly is fine to wave the red, white and blue from time to time, and take special heart in that great American story of courage and never-say-die from Nashville, Tennessee.
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?