Earlier today, I saw Lincoln. I had originally intended to see it last night but was sold out at two different theaters in Cambridge and at Boston Common. There late showing at a third theater near Fenway Park but would have needed to take a cab home.
Revolving around the passage of the 13th Amendment, Lincoln struck the right balance between drama and comedy. Daniel Day-Lewis was Abe Lincoln. He will undoubtedly receive his fifth Academy Award nomination for Best Actor and third win. I also expect Tommy Lee Jones, Sally Field, Steven Spielberg and screenwriter Tony Kushner to not only receive Academy Award nominations but to carry home Oscar statues in February.
This is one of the few Hollywood movies where Republicans are the good guys and Democrats are the villains.
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?