Ben Stein | from the July - Aug 2012 issue
Too bad it’s the kind that can’t happen in Barack Obama’s America.
Obamacare has its enforcer in place and ready to roll.
The Church of England defends traditional marriage reverently, advisedly, soberly, and in the fear of God.
The education establishments wants him recalled, even as as education reforms are felt far beyond Louisiana.
Enviros used to oppose any use of America’s federal lands. Now they want it to be the source of “renewable energy.” Welcome to America’s two economies.
A secretary of state who’s on a perpetual grand tour.
The sexual undertones of the Olympics are now so blatant that some viewers don’t care who wins — they just stare.
The Koch Brothers for the Dumb and Dumber set — Hollywood’s idea of incisive political satire.
(Editor’s Note: Helen Gurley Brown, whose life’s work was editing Cosmopolitan magazine, died Monday aged 90. Not to judge a magazine by it’s cover, but featured articles on Cosmo’s website the next day included: “Why Every Woman Needs a Gaggle of Guys,” “Should You Stop Shaving Down There?” and “30 Things to Do to a Naked Man.” We can only conclude that Gurley, somewhere, is smilng down on womankind.)
Is Obama appointee the link between the Obama campaign and the Obama SuperPAC?
The Senate majority leader continues to stonewall on a sensitive matter.
Paul Ryan gets a warm welcome at his Ohio alma mater.
That’s what the evidence points to.
It may include a dark storm and some thoughts about supply side and taxes on the rich.
In Ohio, Romney fights back against Obama’s campaign of “anger and hate.”
Thirty years ago saw the publication of Michael Novak’s The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism — which couldn’t be timelier today.
He touts Islam as a religion that Sandra Fluke could like.
Why the British Mandate failed and helped produce an Arab war on Zionism instead.
Unlike his predecessors, our current president is not one to be clubby with former presidents.
Paul Ryan is hardly the only terrifying character in the Republican hall of shame.
Democrats aplenty have endorsed Medicare grants.
Reagan, Kemp, and Mark Levin: Natural Rights and a challenge to moral superiority.
Military spending, which has been in relative decline, will be punished further as ever rising mandatory spending goes untouched.
Constitutional restraints trump judicial restraint.
Arab/Muslim hatred of the Jews is the Jews’ fault?
It will be harder for Mr. Obama to run away from the hard facts of his misrule.
A new book on voter fraud demonstrates that what’s good for Monty Python is bad for reliable elections.
Romney’s bold choice has Republicans ready to rock.
Choosing Paul Ryan makes it pointless for Mitt Romney to try to return to his Massachusetts ways — except as a fiscal problem-solver.
Who else but Paul Ryan for veep, indeed?
How a young congressional policy wonk was transformed into the Shiva of Medicare.
Buying the votes of welfare recipients in most blatant way.
The Marxian underpinnings of “you didn’t build that.”
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?
H/T to National Review Online