Assorted Jackasses | from the November 2012 issue
We endure a leftist pessimistic fantasy in which evil is supposed to render the good and the decent so helpless that only superheroic intervention can save them.
What explains the intellectual dishonesty and myopia about Islamism on the part of so many U.S. government officials?
There’s one other emotion we feel in addition to the anger, frustration, and sense of loss: defiant resolve.
Best-selling bromides about embracing change aren’t going to save the Republican Party post-Romney.
The Pennsylvania story — how did it and so much else go wrong?
My legal battle with a suicidal maniac provides a case study for Islamist attempts at speech suppression.
No more tip-toeing around the obvious — the Republican ticket, and Karl Rove especially, ran a woeful, passive campaign.
Be strong and of good cheer, the republic deserves no less from its own.
From cars to tobacco to miniature horses.
We’re all Greeks and Spaniards now.
A grisly world that tourists never visit.
(Editor’s Note: Optimists always say that it’s darkest before the dawn. What utter nonsense. The darkest moment if you are falling into a black hole is the one immediately before you are crushed into oblivion. The darkest moment during nuclear war is between the first and second strikes: after the electromagnetic pulse has annihilated the electrical grid, but before the direct hit forever ends your need of it. Is the 2012 electoral disaster such an occasion for the GOP? Probably not. It’s survived worse. Take, for instance, the 1992 campaign of George Herbert Walker Bush.)
The New Reagans and the enduring principles of conservatism.
Dems win elections by rejecting the advice they give to Republicans.
Stupid or not, it’s still going to be the economy.
Traditional believers did their part for Romney on Tuesday, at levels comparable to 2004.
A dogged attempt at post-election optimism.
By their silence they in effect accepted Obama’s blaming it all on what he inherited from Bush.
Neutrality and intra-Kurdish rivalries amid another Arab civil war.
Dark thoughts on the meaning of a catastrophic election.
Obama didn’t win on turnout alone. Our country has changed.
Virginia coal country turned out, but it was just too small.
Reflections on a depressing yet reascendant Obama presidency.
Horror/suspense author Thomas F. Monteleone brings Randian conservo-libertarianism into the Twilight Zone.
Is this what the re-election of Barack Obama will mean?
A dark forecast, with a guide to spotting rays of sunshine.
Great to meet and greet him again yesterday, at Lynchburg airport.
The Romney campaign has a real chance to win the White House tonight.
A nation of dumpster diving, gas lines, class warfare, race cards, and no jobs.
Unmistakable signs of a happy result for the Republican candidate.
Under Obama, Democrats have never been more rabidly pro-abortion.
Our friends abroad will be staying up late tonight.
Chapter 10 of Mr. Tucker’s new novel 2065, which we are serializing, on China’s invasion of Pearl Harbor fifty years after Obama.
The long campaign approaches its conclusion in the Buckeye State.
Just imagine where’s we’ll be in 2017 after a second Obama term.
The only remaining hope of finally killing this monster lies in a Romney victory.
The hurricane’s unfortunate politics and real lesson.
Harvard’s Elizabeth Warren may win against Massachusetts’ Scott Brown tomorrow, but she isn’t smiling.
Fifty-five hours of work, prayer, and anticipation.
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?