Assorted Jackasses | from the May 2009 issue
Have conservative primary challengers shrunk the GOP?
It’s been tried before and found ruinous — from our new May issue.
What Kent Conrad could learn from Robert Byrd.
Obama will offer instructions on everything from tires to hygiene, but abortion is still above his pay grade.
Charles Hurley, the new National Highway Traffic Safety nominee, is eager to pull you over to check your breath.
William D. Forstchen, co-author of six books with Newt Gingrich, has novelized one of America’s worst national security nightmares: the Electromagnetic Pulse Bomb.
Barack Obama’s poll numbers reflect the triumph of hope over experience.
The rationale for the Obama administration’s “war on torture.”
For Latin America, there oughta be a (private) law.
The Fair Tax may not be the best tax-reform idea, but its supporters are valuable activists for smaller government.
London to Boston isn’t what it used to be.
Anonymous political blogging has its pitfalls, but it is also an important form of free speech.
Who was on board Air Force One over New York? And who is Louis Caldera?
Barack Obama has moved rapidly in his first 100 days in office, putting him on pace to become a transformational liberal president.
Senator keeps his promise of “hard hardball” by leaving GOP — leaving Toomey the frontrunner?
Why didn’t the excellent Hank Greenberg move his company to New Jersey?
Specter’s switch gives new life to the so-called Employee Free Choice Act.
Unfortunately, they did have much in common.
Conservative activists are starting to figure this Obama game out. But there’s a lot more work to do — a lot more.
You’ll never believe who’s come out of the closet.
Arlen Specter’s rival discusses the upcoming race, his conservative ideology, and President Obama’s job performance.
A defense from Reagan, an angry Stephanopoulos: the risks of prosecuting Bush and Cheney.
General Motors should have gone the way of General Growth Properties, whose malls won’t have to go on summer furlough.
Guess who’s behind the so-called Commission on Accountability that is out to punish the architects of the War on Terror?
Live (still) from Mexico City, where grudgingly unhelpful Embassy personnel and CNN swine flu coverage are discomfited by a 5.8 earthquake.
Wonderful acting, except, alas, from Michael Caine.
Repealing regulations that help union members see how their dues are being spent is neither pro-worker nor pro-transparency.
Alice in Wonderland is politically hot, according to a former Bush-Cheney speechwriter.
Obama seizes golf course. Also: Getting away from Robert Gibbs.
Now the First Dog can help man’s best friend.
Trading with South Korea would promote American influence in the region and constrain China.
This isn’t Bo we’re talking about.
Unholy profits for Planned Parenthood — again.
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?