Hal G. P. Colebatch’s thoughtful lament today on the peccadilloes of the UK’s Dirty Harry made me ponder what the always dignified Elizabeth II ever did to deserve so many undignified relations.
To satisfy my curiosity I made a few international calls. My sources in the British film industry tell me a major motion picture (ever heard of a minor motion picture?) is being made of Harry’s military career. The title is “An Officer and a Twit.”
I know Elizabeth II doesn’t answer her own phone. But when she hears one ringing in the palace, I’m sure the first thought that runs through her mind is, “What now?!” As a republican, I’ve no idea what a monarch’s prerogatives are. But can she have her entire family confined to quarters?
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?