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Today on the Main Site:
Have the Republicans Learned Their Lesson? And do they deserve to win big this November? And if they do win, do they know what to do? Can they ever be trusted again? A pre-election symposium, from our Summer Issue. Contributors include Fred Barnes, David Boaz, Jim Geraghty, Jim DeMint, Grover Norquist, Dick Armey, and Michael Barone.
Sic Transit Tony Hayward: BP’s Abused and Fumbling CEO by Andrew B. Wilson: But he committed far fewer gaffes than the august Obama administration.
Arizona Police and Tribal Police by James M. Thunder: Guess who our president prefers dealing with.
Leaving Sandpoint by Ben Stein: So long, small town America.
Lady Manningham-Buller Lets Down the Side by George H. Wittman: There was a time when security service chiefs retired and disappeared into the gentle night — not anymore.
Contra Fabrizio: A Paean to My Book by Mark Goldblatt: …and to the future of e-books.
Those '70s Show by Jay D. Homnick: A paternal guide to government at its most incapable.
What to Watch for:
BP’s Hayward defends tenure, spill response (WSJ)
July becomes deadliest month for U.S. forces in Afghanistan (AP)
Rangel trial has Democrats nervous for November (NY)
SEC charges Texas billionaires with strong GOP ties to millions in security fraud (Wash Post)
AZ governor files appeal to immigration law injunction (CNN)
Clip of the Day:
Rangel Ethics hearing opening remarks
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?