from the March 2013 issue
CPAC organizers could hardly have picked a better closing speaker than the affable junior senator from Texas.
Oil prices will only continue to rise, says Canadian economist Jeff Rubin. What happens when we hit the gas ceiling?
Finally the French have one of their own as secretary of state.
Say what you want about the Mama Grizzly, she knows how to rile up a crowd.
Today’s culture still reminds us that moral development is possible.
There is a legitimate debate to be had over term limits.
“Progressives” are socialists hiding under another name.
The media becomes increasingly biased as Obama emerges as an openly leftist president.
The Wisconsin governor won’t rule out a White House run and tells CPAC that “we have a moral cause.”
John Kerry reporting for duty.
James Buchanan taught us the danger of romanticizing government.
Conservatives must win concessions for a debt ceiling hike.
The question of nullification, though, is going to be difficult to avoid in the months ahead. Talking Points Memo puts at 20 the number of states mulling legislation to resist federal gun controls.
Several states have discussed changing their method of allocating electoral votes, much to Democrats’ chagrin.
Dr. George Washington Plunkitt, our prize-winning political analyst, has recently retired from a staff position with the House Ethics Committee and is working on volume two of his memoirs, tentatively titled Derision Points. But he has graciously consented to once again advise American statesmen in these times of trouble.
Conservatives should be proud to support Paul Ryan’s budget. (UPDATED)
New pressure is being applied on church-sponsored scout troops to get with the times.
Will it be any less of a debauch falling on a Sunday?
It is fundamentally conservative to subject online and brick-and-mortar retailers to the same taxes.
The president tells Republicans they know where they can find him — at WhiteHouse.gov.
Sympathetic unbeliever John Derbyshire visits Dover Beach with Roger Scruton.
Saving the worst for last: multiculturalism.
(Editor’s Note: As we consider how Pope Francis will lead the Catholic Church further into the 21st century, we reflect upon Pope John Paul II’s influence on the 20th. Francis, like John Paul II, will have to confront the “dictatorship of relativism” spreading through the world — even in his own Argentina.)
Neither liberals nor conservatives know what they are getting.
Liberals and the Gospel of Banning.
CPAC’s ‘Blog Bash’ makes citizen-journalists heroes for a night.
The Tea Party senator has raised the nation’s awareness.
A resumption of military rule seems in the offing for troubled Pakistan.
It is “morally corrupt” to excuse terrorism, the theologian William J. Abraham writes.
The Off the Record Bar at the Hay-Adams Hotel.
What does Francis’ election mean for the Catholic Church? We asked our contributors. (UPDATED)
A pervasive anti-boy culture is wrecking our nation’s very future.
Coverage of the conclave shows journalists want a liberal pope who will pander to the world.
This is no way to treat our closest ally.
When principles become less important than marginalizing political opponents.
What it can’t control the left will call unfair and undemocratic.
There’s only one way out for this post-Soviet nation.
Sinners we will always have with us — but how many Mariano Riveras?
A pilgrim-journalist reports from Rome.
Panther-case scofflaw merits no cabinet post.
Carney doesn’t reveal White House is a museum funded by private contributions.
New Yorkers can drink to that — for now. But Nanny Bloomberg will be back.
Eternal life, Lenin-style, awaits the late, great Chavismo founder.
What happens when the Court rules on tales of love rather than rules of law.
Kirk Douglas would have taken greater care.
What does the increased pace of the Norks’ bellicosity mean?
Harry Reid’s (not quite) filibuster-proof Senate.
France’s little big man just can’t leave politics alone.
He only needed to snooker half of the senators he fed.
Ditching DST would save billions in medical care and energy costs.
The Patriots and their wide receiver will have to get open quickly.
Bill Clinton should not be preaching to Nigeria.
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?