Wlady Pleszczynski | from the March 2013 issue
What do tonight’s looming budget cuts hold in store for America? We polled our contributors for the answer.
Only fame, fortune, dozens of trips to the White House, and a Nobel Peace Prize.
Two cheers for her appeal to individuals and private organizations to live, eat, and act in a healthier way.
Turns out her premiums are going up. Who knew?
The declining National Council of Churches abandons New York City for shelter in D.C.
The country is now so fissured it would be easier to put Humpty Dumpty back together again.
Keith Ellison loses it — and he couldn’t be more defiant.
(Editor’s Note: As we stand on the edge of the precipice of sequester, consider the federal government’s abysmal, decades-long track record with your tax dollars. This, from 1978, is just one taste. Can’t we stand a little haircut, no matter how poorly performed?)
When enough Republicans stand on principle, the market responds in a big way.
Republicans join push for gay Roe v. Wade.
No pollster better captures American voters wanting to have it both ways.
Our president continues to misstate the truth.
Conservatism’s friendly, occasionally strained relationship with libertarianism.
Progressives should be wary of a minimum wage increase.
Dispatches from our hero’s private oasis. From Ben’s monthly print Diary.
And not that long ago, we had two.
What happens when the money is suddenly gone and you haven’t planned?
That is the Washington Post’s official policy.
All of them born in February.
Big government’s shadow turns the Ocean State’s dusk to night.
Those unelected boards are coming into their own, making decisions for doctors and patients alike.
How do you say “comeback kid” in Italian?
Will House GOP have the courage to tackle Reagan’s unfulfilled promise as sequester looms?
A House Republican is helping colleagues overcome their sequesterphobia.
When qualifications and the job description are poles apart.
Governors buying into Medicaid expansion are acting venally and short-sightedly.
Can you dig it? If not, check with your friendly Manure Management Planner.
Maybe Seth McFarlane should be footman to Mrs. Obama, our own Evita.
The federal spending monster needs to be trifled with. Is Tom Coburn the only Republican willing to do so?
One of the worst hospitals in the UK’s notorious NHS is turned around by a private firm.
President Obama to honor a chaplain hero of the Korean War.
There’s a lot of Henry VII in our current president, not to mention the host of mini-Shakespeares covering for him.
A model liberal paper captures liberalism’s bankruptcy.
Serious comebacks by two serious men of achievement.
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?