John H. Fund | from the September 2009 issue
Inspectors general fight for independence, while Obama brings the “Chicago Way” to Washington.
Who knew him, who cleared him, what rules were ignored?
Another Republican apologizes to America’s PC masters.
That’s what Hillary Clinton thinks.
This Labor Day, union bosses have much to celebrate.
Civilian security contractors provided essential services in Iraq, in a context that should not be forgotten.
Obama government has had its chance to show its skills — which prove to be nonexistent.
Mark Everett’s memoir of sex, drugs, and quantum mechanics.
Conservatives are taking too much solace in the precipitous drop in Barack Obama’s approval ratings.
Why is the governor of South Carolina still a national news story?
There’s a reason why paranoids have enemies: they create them.
Despite a sympathetic administration, abortion advocates are making no headway. How can that be?
It’s just a matter of lifting a lot of regulatory deadweight.
What about mental health services under universal care?
A hollow legacy with nowhere to go.
Jim Traficant — ex-congressman and ex-con — is free as a bird.
Playing politics with America’s defenses and settling scores with its defenders.
A strange new debate is taking place — even in Sweden.
How do you measure freedom?
… go against the market in trucking with the government.
Only one thing can reform and save the health care debate.
It’s not just Republicans who oppose the Obama administration’s preferred climate change policy.
Americans love to create president-heroes — only to turn on them once they acquire too much power.
Forever at demagogic war against Malefactors of Great Wealth.
The ability to drive the other side crazy.
Green for All’s free-for-all, so to speak, all in the name of national service.
Is Richard Posner too big to fail?
Government-run health care can only mean huge new taxes. Here are some of them.
The Church of St. Ted and the Church of Rome are not identical.
Obama officials allow UK to go scot-free as well. Plus: Obama’s Internet security precautions.
How can the hard left complain about Obama if he has people like this working for him?
In appointing crony George LeMieux to a Senate seat he wants for himself, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist does the Emperor Caligula one better.
Fabled Mainline progressive Riverside Church rejects change and moves to sideline.
Even in the Balkans, as the Slovene experience demonstrates.
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?