For anyone at all concerned with abuses of state power and civil liberties, “Right to Remain Silent,” a This American Life episode from a couple weeks back, is absolutely mandatory listening. Having personally spent 12 hours in a holding cell as a guest of the City of New York for the crime of walking more than two abreast on a public street—no charges, no apologies, of course—I found the beat cop’s recordings of his superior ordering him to arrest literally anyone daring to step out in groups of more than two within the boundaries of a certain precinct particularly chilling—and, sadly, not all that surprising.
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?
H/T to National Review Online