Don’t miss Michael Knox Beran’s City Journal piece that describes how vacuous celebs like Madonna, Angelina Jolie, Bono and Brad Pitt prop up dictators. But, hey, at least they make themselves feel good. And the PR is priceless. Beran calls them Africrats:
Like earlier practitioners of paternalist charity, today’s Africrats propose policies that treat the material effects of Africa’s problems-disease, dirty water, hunger-not their underlying causes, which the West, too, once struggled with.
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?