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I’m an admirer of Paul Ryan’s but even if the rumors are true I stick by my original assesments. I think wonkish conservatives are overstating Ryan’s appeal to rank-and-file center-right voters. I think the vice presidency is a poor use for Ryan’s skills. I’m not convinced it makes the enactment of Ryan-like entitlement reforms any more likely than any other set of circumstances if Romney was already committed to those policy goals. If he isn’t, he’s just brought the man who could be his most credible Republican critic inside the tent. And if the ticket loses, it will push the Republican Party in a bad direction on entitlements and occasion some really annoying David Frum op-eds.
I’d be happy to be proven wrong on any of those points.
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?