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Today on the Main Site:
More Handguns, Less Crime — or More? by Robert VerBruggen: The new, expanded edition of John Lott’s famous book promises to revive a heated, unresolved debate.
Obama Cracks Down by W. James Antle, III: On Arizona, not illegal immigration.
The Vuvuzela President by Jed Babbin: Mark July 29 on your calendar — Republican governors from Alabama to Louisiana to Arizona have every reason to unite against this noisy leader and the noisome feds.
Crude Stereotypes by Matt Purple: Finding affirmation in the oil spill.
Losing the Battleground by G. Tracy Mehan, III: Snooze alarm goes off for Democrats.
The Kids Can’t Read by RiShawn Biddle: Functional illiteracy in our schools is increasing.
When the Going Isn’t Good by Paul Johnson: The only things to be said for air travel is speed.
What to Watch for:
Chinese yuan rises to highest level against dollar in modern era (WSJ)
Defense Secretary Gates refutes Biden’s comment on troop withdrawal from Afghanistan (Politico)
Banking lobbyists make a run at reform measures (NY Times)
Municipalities continue to be overrun by debt, economic downturn (Washington Post)
BP told of equipment leak weeks before crisis (BBC News)
Clip of the Day:
Emanuel talks about economy, jobs, Sestak in Sunday interview on ABC’s “This Week”:
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?