Assorted Jackasses | from the December 2012 - January 2013 issue
Our annual list of holiday gift suggestions from distinguished readers and writers.
Ten End of the World Films to watch while the world ends.
The “Affordable Care Act” might die a death of a thousand legal cuts.
It’s a jungle out there for transanimals.
But like some much liberal opinion it misses the point of the Iranian Revolution.
The president doesn’t know what he’s getting into.
Cue “Taps,” as another automobile brand bites the dust.
As if Obama could just press a button on a computer game and “reset” relations so we are all friends.
Why is the UN rewarding the Palestinian Authority this time?
(Editor’s Note: If you ever, dear reader, find yourself in New York City, drop by McSorley’s Old Ale House, one of the oldest taps on the island of Manhattan. The ale will be cold, and the dust will be thick. The tavern’s motto, after all, is simple: “We were here before you were born.”)
Steve Schmidt, Mike Murphy, and the political consultant-big government complex.
So Republicans are supposed to stop being Republicans?
Republicans are perceived as uncaring and aloof. That obviously has to change.
Tom Wolfe paints Miami red.
Britain and the future of Euroskepticism.
On closer inspection, Two and Half Men co-star Angus Jones’ idea of “filth” may leave something to be desired.
Republicans have no choice but to start looking for them again.
Cowardice and appeasement won’t save the Republicans or the economy.
It is the establishment’s euphemism for collusion in corruption.
The Republicans and Democrats retain their original character, more than a century and a half after their founding.
A lot of Washington types are betting their careers on tax increases.
The world’s most irritating billionaire is back in town.
GOP Establishment trumpets another Great Moderate Hope — Jeb Bush.
Rear view shows what we can expect in future.
The GOP will deserve to lose even more in 2016 if it fails to understand why it deserved to lose this time.
Tax increases shouldn’t be decided on whether we like someone or not.
Chapter 11 of 2065, Mr. Tucker’s novel in progress. This week: a glimpse at Washington, D.C., aka New New York, on the eve of China’s seizure of Pearl Harbor.
Great minds made great waves in the Catholic and Anglican Churches.
The friendly dispute between Arthur Jensen and James Flynn over the role of genes in IQ was a model of intellectual discovery.
In the realm of higher education, race-based affirmative action has produced all too much pain and all too little gain.
Congress looks for a solution — or at least the appearance of one — to a problem it created.
Not a very happy birthday for your Diarist.
Mohammed Morsi is hardly the bumbler he was initially thought to be.
There are questions only conservative Republicans are asked.
The editors of Newsweek thought so.
The American fighting man and woman deserve better than the leadership they’ve had this past decade.
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?