In his diaries, Ronald Reagan wrote that Newt Gingrich “would cripple our defense program.” Elliott Abrams, key Reagan lieutenant on defense and foreign policy, writes that “Gingrich was voluble and certain in predicting that Reagan’s policies would fail, and in all of this he was dead wrong.” (Gingrich did, however, propose to bust the budget by increasing the spending at the State Department — not exactly a bastion of conservatism — by an astonishing 50 percent!)
Of course, Gingrich’s anti-Reaganism was nothing new. Back in 1968 he had helped run the southern effort in favor of Nelson Rockefeller to block Reagan’s late bid for the GOP nomination.
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?