James Taranto | from the November 2011 issue
The Libyan campaign is over — to whose benefit? It’s a question probably better directed to Nicholas Sarkozy.
He’s gone about as far as he can go — but he might be ideal in a more ceremonial role.
What a difference a week can make on the character of a candidacy.
Big bucks on offer for new speechwriter at Fannie Mae.
Incumbent Bill Nelson may have an easy time of it next year if Republicans don’t get over their lethargy in Florida’s U.S. Senate race.
When Ehud Barak joins this conversation, you know it’s serious.
He wants increased production of life-saving drugs while looking to punish any price increases. Good luck to us all.
The cartels’ greed and love of violence undercuts even their insatiable desire for profit.
Finger-pointing and anonymous accusers tangle the story.
The left judges black conservatives by the content of their ideology.
UNESCO’s admission of Palestine recalls the bad old days.
A reading from the much underesteemed George Jean Nathan.
Intervening in the Balkans always was a mistake for the U.S.
Obama and his minions notwithstanding, we’re again seeing the amazing resilience of American entrepreneurialism.
It’s never too late for a non-protester to change his tune.
Saving the American Idea, alas, is the last thing on our president’s closed mind.
A reluctance to defend Israel against the latest pro-Palestinian Authority power grab.
A tourist in America’s second largest city.
On suing the federal government over the anthrax attacks.
Herman Cain meets the D.C. media’s scandal factory.
Herman Cain’s a threat to both the left and the GOP Establishment.
Is there any hope for Generation Y, the first likely to be worse off financially than its parents?
South Sudan is now independent, but its northern neighbor continues to press in an Islamist direction.
The Puritan tiger beetle has better lawyers than homeowners at Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay Estates.
Real runners have found a new thrill in a strictly American challenge, the 24-hour relay race through historic sites.
The latest liberal campaign to discredit the most conservative Supreme Court justice.
“Occupy Wall Street” mobs know so much that isn’t so.
Our lips are moving, but they can’t hear what we’re saying.
How to explain his formation of his own Afrika Korps?
The Cato Institute’s long-time chairman was a man and economist in full.
Do CHOGM meetings advance the cause of the English-speaking world?
Our monthly Diarist’s print magazine installment.
In Henry Kissinger, Richard Nixon found his foreign minister.
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?