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Jacob Weisberg substantially blames “anti-government, pro-gun, xenophobic populism” for the horrific shooting of Gabrielle Giffords. There are numerous problems with his argument — Weisberg isn’t particularly shy about trying to make this a replay of the anti-conservative spin on the Oklahoma City bombing — but here’s the fundamental one: The political tradition he decries has existed in Arizona in some form since at least Barry Goldwater’s first Senate term and in its present incarnation for a good twenty years; some of the arguments he finds incendiary have been made since before the U.S. Constitution was ratified; and yet the best examples can find of violence this has inspired are two people who subscribed to a mishmash of left-wing and right-wing ideas, the second of whom is clearly insane. We might as well argue that Weisberg is whipping people into a violent frenzy against Tea Party attendees, radio talk show hosts, and Republican voters, which would be obvious nonsense.
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?