R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. | from the May 2009 issue
The Sermon on the Mount comes to our president.
Another blah-blah-blah Obama speech riddled with deceptions.
When Barack Obama promises the Muslims a new beginning, Israel has a pretty good idea who is going to bear the brunt.
How one-party rule corrupts, one Massachusetts house speaker at a time.
North Korea is itching to refight — and win — the Korean War.
Is acceptance of same-sex unions inevitable in Mainline Protestantism?
Why do young people today refuse to accept criticism from anyone older, who might know a thing or two more than they do?
What outcome of the marriage debate is inevitable? Maine and New Hampshire may show the way.
She’s not a racist — she’s a supremacist.
Ireland, Europe, and the second Lisbon referendum.
With the Sotomayor nomination comes an old question: Is the U.S. Constitution a “living document”?
In this year of awkward anniversaries, the Chinese Communist regime is finding it impossible to suppress the memory of the massacre of June 4, 1989.
The Golden State has lost its way.
A legal philosophy of judicial lawlessness — just the way Obama likes it.
The Gray Lady’s animus toward religious conservatives who try to defend themselves.
The state of Connecticut exacts its revenge on religious believers.
Passing the political test is no guarantee of economic success — just the opposite, in fact.
If it’s not a credible Catholic university, what’s the point?
Facing up to the big 6-0.
A columnist’s call for Republicans to grow up gets a response.
Is this the best Louisiana can do?
The most important victors in India’s recent elections may have been Christians and other religious minorities.
Why WWII-level deficits won’t work today.
A parable, translated from the original Latin.
The time in life when all good things must end.
Meet Bruce Cohen — and Mrs. Cohen. Also: Silencing the Obama stimulus.
Don Dillard, the man who introduced me to rock and roll and R&B, has died.
History doesn’t support a popular conservative argument against free trade.
It is less risky than the strategy upon which it is based.
Before the lush green and floods of spring give way to the brown and dry conditions of summer.
Next victim, off-label prescriptions? That appears to be the intention of Henry Waxman and his man at the FDA.
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?