William Murchison | from the December 2010 - January 2011 issue
Fiscal commission proposals offer Americans a chance to decide what type of future they want.
They’re laying their rotten eggs, but Republicans are holding strong.
And once Korea is reunited, there’ll be no need for us to stay.
How did this WikiLeaks star ever become Madame Secretary?
Afghanistan and Costello — and don’t leave out Pakistan.
The first academic Swift’s Gulliver met at the Academy was working on a new source of energy.
It’s no picnic being the most dangerous city in America.
WikiLeaks and an administration with low ratings.
Is there any competing with his 90,000 signatures?
Sportsmanship and fair play prove to be real masters.
We know what we need to do to make ourselves safer but we’re in denial about what we know.
The religious underpinnings of our secular Christmas.
Martha Nussbaum’s unusual argument about opposition to gay rights.
Opinion polls are pervasive. But can we trust them?
A surprise Christmas visit to Washington in 1941.
The Obama administration intensifies its war on career colleges.
He is not interested in political strategy. He is interested in left-wing ideology, and the New Revolution.
I cannot countenance raising taxes in the midst of a severe downturn.
Life will be less funny without Leslie Nielsen.
Meet Thomas William Croke (1824-1902), Archbishop of Cashel among other titles.
Elites play game used on presidents from Washington to Bush.
Everybody is looking for something. If it’s amnesty, the lame-duck Congress could help them find it.
When the perils of presidential oratory cannot be avoided.
The Tea Party is the latest wave of new energy and activism and voters into the Republican Party.
Once again California leads the way — and it’s the state’s Democrats who’ll have to rise to the occasion.
Was justice done in the Chandra Levy case?
This may be news to the Obama administration, but there are ways to deter Korea’s black hole.
U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority trains security forces who torture other Palestinians in the West Bank.
For better or worse, is there a pattern?
At PBS they always pledge to blame America first and last.
It’s time for South Korea to defend itself.
Is Philadelphia on its way to being another Detroit?
Europe, immigration, and the German Chancellor’s Christian values.
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?