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A 91-YEAR-OLD BATTLE VETERAN told the assembled worshippers that his tank crew had traveled half way across North Africa, but all but he were killed by the time they crossed the Seine River later in France. The Dean of Westminster during the service somberly pledged: “We shall remember those who died in the battle and those who have died since, giving thanks for their courage and determination, and as we celebrate the reconciliation of former enemies we shall pray for lasting peace in the world.” Standing at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior within the abbey, he commended all who fell at El Alamein to the “unfailing love of our heavenly Father.” […]
Clerics processed in flowing, bright vestments, while elderly veterans hobbled about clad in red uniforms festooned with medals. The British Empire might be gone, but its ceremonies, and its great Church, still live on, remembering supreme moments whose survivors are now increasingly few.
—Mark Tooley, “Religiously Commemorating El Alamein” November 16, 2012
WE’RE BEING TOLD BY DEMOCRATS that Republicans have a white-male problem. But what about Democrats’ white-male problem?
Think about it: What about the Democratic Party’s extraordinary loss of white males? It was white males who built the Democratic Party, and built America, and stormed the beaches of Normandy, and defeated Hitler, and much more. I’m a white male. Many of us are actually decent people. My Christian white-male ancestors fought for the north in the Civil War and freed black Americans from slavery. A lot of them died for that. I’m proud of what they did.
Why make fun of us? Why are so many liberals seemingly so contemptuous of white males? Why do they hate us? […]
The Democrats have ceded this huge voting bloc to Republicans. Every four years, Democrats start with that major disadvantage. It’s like Republicans starting with Electoral College losses of California, New York, Massachusetts, and Illinois.
—Paul Kengor, “The Democrats’ White-Male Problem,” November 13, 2012
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?