Jed Babbin | from the February 2011 issue
Should a U.S. president be ordering the assassination of a U.S. citizen-turned-terrorist?
On Egypt, the Obama administation’s “intelligence” is about as good as what it hears from CNN. Yesterday’s Mubarak “stepping down” took the cake.
Remembering the great director of Bullitt and Breaking Away — and the movie deal he didn’t close.
Between two Hollywoods, earlier this week.
Has Chicken Soup for the Soul replaced Common Sense? Why has thinking gone to pasture? Have we lost our minds entirely?
Despite what you might have been told, the Tea Party movement is not about national groups based in Washington, D.C. or those who arbitarily claim to be its national leaders.
Mao Tse-tung would admire the underpinnings of its inhumane economic policies.
The proposed hanging of an Afghan Christian makes one wonder what they are fighting for.
Jim Webb retires, the DLC dies, and the New Democrat doesn’t look so new anymore.
Football announcers talk too much. They need to be fined and replaced.
The season can be extended, as the owners wish, without exposing the players to still more wear and tear.
How liberal media cover a conservative conference.
“Hotlanta” Atlanta loses its fire, amid political corruption, financial mismanagement, and education scandals.
On Egypt, Glenn Beck got it all wrong this time.
A wonderful Super Bowl behind them, owners and players are about to destroy the best thing going.
If only it were a matter of exploiting, for political purposes, President Obama’s youth and inexperience.
If heeded by the new Congress, it would represent a healthy change in the priorities of our national legislature.
Republicans of all people want to bribe movie makers to make movies in their state.
A thought experiment in the wake of the challenge to Proposition 8.
It’s been a Groundhog Day for everyone this year.
Obamacare’s supporters seek balm in balmy theories about the Vinson decision.
How magnificent will Omar Suleiman turn out to be?
In yesterday’s speech President Obama proudly came across as a New Deal anti-capitalist “moderate” convinced government has much to teach business.
They begin — but don’t end — with Mayor Bloomberg.
Obamacare rulings underline continuing influence of Reagan attorney general.
Will the administration crown Egypt’s good with Muslim Brotherhood?
Egypt goes the way of Turkey, while the administration is asleep even as it keeps switching positions.
The humbled president speaks at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce today.
I just don’t see the story the way it’s being played on TV.
As opposed to the Government Firsters (and Lasters).
His proposal is not the final word on budget cuts, just a first step.
Old weights and measures have lasted in America because they grew from the free transactions between people.
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?