Gerhard took leave of the SPD today. His assessment of his tenure caught my eye:
Speaking to an SPD congress in the southwestern town of Karlsruhe, Schroeder said Germany had become a more likeable and liveable place in the past seven years — even though his center-left party had often made governing tortuous.
“We’ve made Germany a country that is more modern, more open to the world and more just,” Schroeder told the 500 delegates, who rewarded him with a 10-minute standing ovation. “It’s been a good seven years for our country and our party.”
Speaking of seven years, German unemployment is at a seven-year high of 11.7 percent.
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?