Assorted Jackasses | from the May 2012 issue
The Georgetown gang that couldn’t think straight.
Who are those five young men who wanted to blow up a bridge in Cleveland?
About those “78 to 81” congressional Democrats who are “communists.”
Down syndrome and the richness of life.
Incumbents are more entrenched than ever.
(Editor’s Note: When our current president let slip over a hot mic that he can offer the Russians more “flexibility” on missile defense after his re-election, we hearkened back to this 1985 essay on Reagan’s doctrine of peace through strength. While others preferred the macabre math of Mutually Assured Destruction, Reagan refused to trade away strategic defenses — even when they were derided as “Star Wars.”)
It has been a happy year against terrorism.
“Great Leap Forward” is Americanized to “Forward” — a socialist campaign blunders.
Breaching the conspiracy of silence surrounding North Korea’s prison camps.
Obama’s latest blame game contestants.
A true Jeffersonian delivers the Annual Jefferson Lecture.
Where are the Earp boys and Blackjack Pershing when you need them? Instead we have growing paramilitary units.
An extremely bad day, and not just there.
Another Obama-Biden success story? Mitt Romney blamed.
Barack Obama thinks that the EPA’s relationship to jobs should be the same as the Navy SEAL’s relationship to Osama bin Laden.
Liberals’ focus on race ignores what really drives voter behavior.
Lying, stealing, and corruption are its fundaments.
How many rock star presidents can we survive?
Assessing reaction to The Hunger Games.
It’s not easy being Brown in a blue state.
President Obama has yet to understand that the next president will be cleaning up his messes.
The mysterious disappearance of the Secretary of State Project.
Union money, liberal big donor start-up spiced by a bad case of Hannity-envy.
Does our president think the Taliban wouldn’t give safe harbor to al Qaeda if again given the opportunity?
From the documentarian of Super Size Me, a rather earnest, unsatirical look at comic book geeks.
Labor unions have a lot in common with the United Nations.
The New York Times’ latest smear of America’s leading conservative Republican.
Ron Paul’s under-the-radar delegate pickups are the last obstacle on Romney’s road to the nomination.
Like a jet pilot in an OODA loop, he needs to seize on the opportunities Obama is giving him.
The GOP’s longstanding “war on women” includes such horrors as giving them the vote.
Why the delightful Boris Johnson will win re-election this week.
By becoming insufferable our president is becoming his own worst enemy.
America’s 32nd president died here, in a unique presidential home that hasn’t changed since April 1945.
President Thein Sein is starting to look like an F.W. de Klerk figure of reconciliation.
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?