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It wasn’t that long ago that certan Europeans were lauding Tour de France winner Floyd Landis as their kind of kind of (because kind, gentle, and nonthreatening) Americano. Now they no doubt know better — he’s no different from their own bike riders who’ve found themselves suspended from improper reliance on pedaling enhancers. I suppose we’ll know soon enough if they consider the likely sanctions against Landis disproportionate to the crime. Certainly that’s a possibility some might consider here. An almost damning “essay” by one Sarah Kaufman in today’s Washington Post Style section pulls back late in the piece.
“We’re tempted to believe that what is in an athlete’s specimen cup reveals what is in his heart. If he’s peeing out dope, he must be a bad guy,” she writes in a way little girls didn’t used to be taught to write. “Yet it may only mean that he’s a human being who made a bad mistake.”
So here’s your penance, Floyd. Go and mistake no more.
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?