An interesting story in the New York Times (yes, consider the source) about Rudy Giuliani’s persistent use of inaccurate or misleading statistics to puff up his record in New York City. The most puzzling thing: In almost every case cited, the actual, accurate statistics bolster the points Giuliani was making on his own behalf. So why not just use them rather than gilding the lily?
Is this a Ronald Reagan-like use of apochryphal tales and imprecise data to illustrate points that are basically valid? Or is it a Bill Clinton-like tendency to lie even when you don’t have to?
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?