Shawn: Without going into such philosophical depths as James Poulos, I contend that David Brooks lost me when, in starting out his never to be forgotten column, he wildly denounces the current “generation of political leaders,” including the pro-bailout George W. Bush (“completely out of juice”), Henry Paulson (“inept”), Barney Frank (a “too busy” “media darling”) and Nancy Pelosi (“did she have to act like a Democratic fund-raiser…?”) — yet attacks the 228 “nihilists” who voted against the Bush-Paulson-Frank-Pelosi bailout plan for refusing to follow such leadership.
With any luck, President Obama will appoint David to high office and we’ll see for ourselves how well he does.
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?