R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. | from the September 2012 issue
The author of a conservative “autopsy” is mysteriously silent.
Democrat convention shows Obama’s appeal fading with age.
The lies told about Ryan and Medicare were alone enough to disqualify the Dems for re-election.
Will François Hollande’s soak-the-rich policies save or ruin the economy?
Free-ranging chicken McNuggets will keep you healthy and solvent, assuming you widen your appreciation of genuine organic food.
The Republican nominee’s tribute to Neil Armstrong was nicely self-revelatory.
Democrats hitch their wagon to a burnt-out star.
Why our opposition to hiring locally?
They are from small countries, but they are stage center at Flushing Meadows.
Democrats have been performing plastic surgery on the Clinton legacy for more than a decade now: lifting here, tucking there, excising the scar tissue, and smoothing away unseemly lines. Witness the results in Bill Clinton’s adulatory reception this week at the Democratic National Convention. Lest anyone think things were always so sunny, a reminder why the Spectator spent the 1990s resisting his many charms.
And the Native American Elizabeth Warren was no better.
Obama headlines a Democratic convention plagued by bungles.
The Democrats leave God out of their politics.
A boundless ego laid bare as he slams GOP’s “past policies.”
God has returned to the Democratic convention — but He never really went away this week, nor last.
Obama media allies and the ratings oxygen of skincolor liberalism.
Barack Obama will show you further evidence of his own greatness.
What a tiresome lot, and that’s not even including the moron contingent.
If Barack Obama is allowed to “finished what he started,” government dependency is all that we’ll have left.
At the Democratic convention, a choice between children and teachers unions.
For young adults, a lost opportunity — not that he was going to give them one.
The most left-wing Democrats in American history have gathered in Charlotte.
But role reversals are frequent in America’s party of bagmen.
Those who think President Obama’s tax hikes will spare the middle class are only deluding themselves.
Stanley Hauerwas’s boldly challenges a leading Christian voice of Just War understandings.
Leftist criticism of Romney’s business history is ignorant, hypocritical, and magically void of similar criticism of Democrats.
DNC website caught lying about party’s civil rights record: Wasserman Schultz, Virginia Senate nominee Kaine involved.
Who are you going to believe: Romney-Ryan or the Dems’ lying eyes?
Tampa cleans itself up from a dizzying, rewarding week.
And liberal culture goes into cardiac arrest.
If the New York Jets don’t make the playoffs, Rex may have talked himself out of a job.
Confident ignorance is a dangerous quality in a leader.
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?