Tom Bethell | from the March 2012 issue
A trial balloon that failed to rise above the president’s rhetorical gutter.
Phil Griffin, Brian Williams, Al Sharpton, and Comcast: Nightly News anchor and “Reverend Al.”
Centennial birthday wishes, as delivered today at the Nixon Library.
In Mali’s north, Tuareg forces advance and a major Saharan junction is now in rebel hands.
Our president-laureate loves to wage war on disfavored groups of citizens.
“Dietary supplements” aren’t necessarily drug free or safe, let alone “nutritional.”
A real-life hostage rescue that lacked a Hollywood ending.
If Newt Gingrich wants to prevent Romney from racking up delegates, he should exit the race now.
It’ll all come down to three states that went for Obama last time.
Three Texas counties have a model for reform that proves personal retirement accounts are more than just a conservative pipe dream.
Liberalism is dead, and it wants talk radio to suffer the same fate.
The Taxpayer Protection Pledge alllowed Republicans to protect themselves and taxpayers alike.
Teachers’ unions admit Gov. Walker’s reforms are working.
Mixed-income housing doesn’t work in theory or in practice.
Why are Rick Santorum’s victories always so surprising?
Dirty, cynical politics corrupts the rule of law.
And all of it a preview of the Great Reelection Crash of 2013.
What the Supreme Court will need to overturn in the Obamacare case.
The NAACP joins in to take voter-ID insanity to the United Nations.
Shocking audio tapes of MSNBC star Sharpton surface.
Romney, off the rails at the Whistle Stop.
Gingrich may face doom today in the Deep South.
Once again, Iran’s proxies in Gaza set off an early sign of something much bigger.
Arlen Specter was a party-switcher and political opportunist like no one in living memory.
When Tehran — which wants to wipe Israel off the map — is considered “rational,” who’s left to be irrational?
The administration’s pie-in-the-sky energy planning is working exactly as one might have predicted.
If not for Sen. Jeff Sessions, who would protect our Constitution from assault by Obama, Panetta & Co.?
The new liberal censoriousness and its growing list of targets.
One year later, there have be no casualties from radiation. But will the worldwide Nuclear Renaissance revive?
The case against U.S. military intervention in Syria.
Prime Minister Cameron finds himself at odds with leading figures of the established church.
Every wonder why Putin allows U.S. overflights into Afghanistan?
California’s aging governor still believes in the taxpayer as Santa Claus.
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?