For some reason, likening the Chechens to the South Ossetians strikes me as wrongheaded. And likening the Russian invasion of a sovereign nation to the American invasion of a sovereign nation is also strange thinking.
As I read more about this conflict, the only thing that becomes abundantly clear is not a mandate for intervention, but rather the situation’s complexity. Dismissing conservative reluctance to get involved in Kosovo as “isolationist,” or even “anti-humanitarian” is the same sort of hyperbole that leads to unnecessary flexing of military might. Wars we don’t have to get involved with are far more preferable than ones we do.
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?