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Today, the Library of Congress announced its 25 new additions to the National Recording Registry.
Amongst the recordings the Library of Congress plans to preserve are Tammy Wynette’s signature song “Stand By Your Man” and Captain Beefheart’s landmark album Trout Mask Replica. It is interesting to note that Trout Mask Replica was released less than a year after “Stand By Your Man.” The diversity of great music that was recorded in the late 1960s is absolutely remarkable.
However, I think it is safe to say that this marks the first and only time Tammy Wynette and Captain Beefheart will be mentioned together in the same sentence. But who knows? Perhaps Wynette is standing by Don Van Vliet in music heaven.
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?