Tom Bethell | from the July 2009 - August 2009 issue
This July 4th weekend let us honor our nation’s genuine community organizers.
There is nothing humane about government-run health care.
And he should be red-faced about how he stole the recount, thanks to which he has been sentenced to serve at least five years in the U.S. Senate.
The sober green case against cap and trade.
Avoiding civilian casualties where possible is an integral element of American war fighting.
Zero to 40 in under 7 years — that’s miles per gallon, with no exceptions.
An interview with Nobel Prize winning economist and game theorist Robert J. Aumann, translated from the Hebrew by Joseph Shattan.
Our out-of-service economy, lacking the personal touch.
Did you hear the one about the lady who married the Eiffel Tower?
The Obama-backed, House-passed bill is economically suicidal and scientifically grossly irresponsible. Its only justification is as a Democrat, left-liberal power grab.
With Public Enemies, which opens today, Hollywoods adds to its legend as a gangsters’ paradise.
Are we “winning the long war”? A conversation with ilan Berman.
Michigan congressman discovers President Obama is channeling Dostoevsky. From our new July-August issue.
The greatest threat to survival that you may not know about.
After the age of 20, they say we lose about 50,000 brain cells a day. What’s Washington’s excuse?
The Ricci case shows what the politically connected can do to abuse anti-discrimination laws.
Alas, Sonia Sotomayor is not likely to be asked whether she will be more prosecution-friendly than David Souter proved to be in his final term.
The president’s health-care proposals target the right to privacy — as Sen. Arlen Specter very well knows.
Is ACORN squelching critical voices — even that of House Judiciary chairman John Conyers?
In a battle between civil-rights bureaucrats and black churches, D.C. residents seek a vote on same-sex marriage.
American Methodists avoid the splits that now characterize U.S. Episcopalians.
Who and what protects us day by day?
It’s not every week that our president is rendered irrelevant.
To pass her climate bill, Nancy Pelosi made a mockery of democracy.
The right to die in our national parks — who picks up the tab?
He tells seniors, take a pain pill and don’t bother to call in the morning. But is that the bureaucrat speaking, or the man?
Vin Scully is simply the finest announcer in the history of the universe.
Reflections after the murder of George Tiller.
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?