No, not for us, but for Congress. Consider that they just came off their month-long August vacation. They put in a tough three weeks of work, and now they are off again, starting today. We’re up here in Dirksen — great Wi-Fi connection, by the way — and all is quiet, except for staffers putting the final touches on their weekend plans. Both the House and the Senate are out until next Friday, when they return for one — that’s right, one — day of work. Then both bodies are out again for another week’s worth of recess.
That should take us up to the time for the Halloween recess, which certainly takes us to the Thanksgiving recess, which dovetails nicely into the Christmas break. Somewhere in there, we may actually get a Supreme Court confirmation, and perhaps a spending reduction bill. Or not.
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?