Assorted Jackasses | from the May 2011 issue
An alternative scenario.
Critics seem willfully blind to his civilizational mission.
Government “investment” in Democratic party building?
Rap and economics meet again for round two.
Was it wrong to cheer the news of Osama bin Laden’s demise?
With no apologies to Jonathan Swift.
In the Information Age, a lie may be the most powerful weapon of all.
It may well be that the moment has come for us to bid all these people in the Hindu Kush a fond farewell.
Not in bucolic Abbottabad, perhaps, and especially not inside the editorial compound of the New York Times.
More official cluelessness along our southwestern border.
Celebration and confusion follow the death of Bin Laden.
Now that Fatah has dropped its mask, it’s time to put teeth into U.S. policy.
A campaign promise kept: he wants higher gasoline prices and his policies guarantee they will only go higher.
Bypassing Israel to hook up with the terrorists of Hamas.
The great party of Lester Pearson and Pierre Trudeau is left in smithereens under star intellectual Michael Ignatieff.
Even President Obama now knows that.
Liberals tried, but they can’t turn back the clock.
Tea partiers are proving feisty in opposing public employee behemoths.
Hitler’s suicide, victory in World War II could not keep legendary British leader from political defeat.
How “caring” Democrats have gamed the system the rest of us pay for.
That’s the way this administration likes to conduct its business.
Why is it that liberals are always getting mugged by reality?
What explains the popularity of this ghastly hymn, its words written by a 18th-century free-lance kook and sung at royal weddings?
His substantive foreign-policy speech merits praise.
There he goes again, moving corruptly and unconstitutionally.
Humanitarian intervention in Libya — “an appalling fatuity,” to borrow words from Joseph Conrad.
Big Banks or Big Oil you can ignore. Not so Big G.
What would Lincoln think? Mistake him for Stephen Douglas, probably.
Restoring a great Roman emperor to his rightful place in the history of the West.
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?
H/T to National Review Online