Though there was plenty nonsense to go around (a few times) in
Washington this week, let’s review the good news:
-Hayden confirmed. (I share Jed’s concerns, but am pleased that partisanship did not trump excellent qualifications and the President’s prerogative.)
-The absurd Spanish-American war phone tax is no more, after the Bush administration finally gave up the fight. (Via Taranto)
- The economy surged ahead at 5.3 percent in the first quarter, according to revised numbers. Still the Chicago Tribune whines “lower than expected.”
-Gas prices are down in Northern Virginia. And by down, I mean by 2 to 3 percent.
Could be worse…
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?