Roger Kaplan | from the July/August 2011 issue
A Massachusetts pro-life group reminds us of Romney’s troubles on health care and abortion.
The debt and our “broken government.”
A drop to 11,383 in the Dow is still way ahead of March 2009 — though it’ll probably get worse.
Republican rivals fight it out in Iowa.
Barack Obama can change his rhetorical stripes, but not reality.
If the liberals were so angry, something good must have happened.
Unemployment and health costs are going up and Obama’s going down.
The establishment’s panic at a broadened debate.
Will we ever stop sentimentalizing self-destructive boozers?
Get ready for a long war to balance the budget and to bring government spending back to 20 percent of GDP.
Nikolay Davydenko plays the match of the tournament in between some much-needed Washington rain.
Here’s what the sober rich are going to have to pay.
The latest on conservative personality disorders.
Our President and all the Krugmans and Ezra Kleins out there refuse to face the fact that Keynesianism is dead.
Just let me see some of those old black-and-white movies…
Rendering to the welfare state shouldn’t be the only option available to American believers.
The well-funded effort to poison natural gas.
Those were the days, when Jerry Brown was fiscally responsible.
Polluting our children in the name of “environmental literacy.”
The clashing and contradictory narratives driving the debt ceiling debate.
The view from Hobbitville as House passes debt ceiling and Tea Party principles are the new Hush Puppies.
Thirty years ago this summer French President Mitterrand made Ronald Reagan an offer he couldn’t resist.
The elections meant nothing. There is no democracy. Political prisoners have not been released.
A “deal” that sinks, probably forever, any chance that the government could ever be reined in meaningfully.
With Mitch McConnell in the driver’s seat, the president had no choice but to go along on his ride.
Obama is no Reagan when it comes to negotiating.
Thirty years ago today, MTV launched the 1980s by playing “Video Killed the Radio Star.”
Easier done than any return to fiscal sanity.
Extremism in the defense of big government is a vice.
Big time tennis comes to Washington again, replete with lean and hungry talent that can stand the heat.
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?