The undemocratic nature of liberal “victories.”
Behind the Obama comeback in lame-duck season.
Judge Richard Posner’s derelictions in the Conrad Black case.
The most despotic tyrannies typically do not do so.
Arlen Specter’s shameful — shameless— farewell.
Hold on to your Bridges — he’s no match for John Wayne in the Coen remake of True Grit.
In praise of real Christmas trees.
In Washington, the Hitchens Brothers disagree, but with a poignant friendliness.
The race hounds at the New York Times out Haley Barbour as a racist.
Oscar Lopez-Rivera was offered clemency by Bill Clinton but refused to show remorse. Now he’s up for parole.
Four new congressional seats, in a Republican census year.
The political logic of socialized medicine becomes colder and crueler in its display.
Tax cuts aren’t enough.
Progressives love Clarence Darrow this time of year, as did communists for reasons of their own.
Tom Wicker’s Christmas rage at Reagan over a private dam and public dollars.
Can the federal government make America eat its vegetables?
Just kidding (though something tells us Mr. Assange doesn’t celebrate Christmas).
Ray LaHood will be happy to take you there, fast, all expenses taxpayer paid.
There’s just no getting through to Washington.
Deval Patrick might not strike fear into the hearts of Republicans, but an independent-conservative split should.
So many squandered opportunities — where does one begin?
The president is caught unawares in a bit of self-promotion.
A special to The American Spectator.
If Mr. Emanuel were his car, he’d have an easier time establishing his Chicago residency.
Few trees have had such links with high religious mystery.
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.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?