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Today on the Main Site:
America’s Ruling Class — And the Perils of Revolution by Angelo M. Codevilla: The only serious opposition to this arrogant Ruling Party is coming not from feckless Republicans but from what might be called the Country Party — and its vision is revolutionary. Our special Summer Issue cover story.
General Forbes Returns by Shawn Macomber: Steve Forbes takes the battle to Obama and the statist quo.
Santorum’s All Right by Quin Hillyer: Don’t Penn him in as an also-ran.
Justice Loses Its Stars and Stripes by The Prowler: The Department of Justice goes one-world on us.
Michigan a Right to Work State? by F. Vincent Vernuccio: Republican gubernatorial candidates are discussing it openely — that’s how dire the state’s economic condition has become.
Americans Saved Ho Chi Minh’s Life by George H. Wittman Sixty-five years ago today, in the waning days of WWII, an OSS medic landed in Ho’s small village.
BFF by Christopher Orlet: One true friend is sometimes enough.
Harboring Bad Faith by Jay D. Homnick: Even if we grant the NAACP having acted in good faith, it is a faith conceived in misconception.
What to Watch for:
Obama off to Maine for (another) weekend getaway (Chicago Sun-Times)
Fed wins more power in financial overhaul (WSJ)
Oil spill capped for second day (NY Times)
Iranian mosque blast kills dozens (Washington Post)
5,000 arrested in Asia over World Cup gambling ring (BBC News)
Clip of the Day:
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano gets interviewed by Van Susteren; best bit is her answer to “can we secure the border?”
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?