In my column today, I recommended that Republicans sponsor a video contest about the greatness of America and the importance of limited government. I remembered just now that AEI did something very similar, specifically about free enterprise, last summer. I even watched a couple of the AEI videos back then, and thought they were great. But when I was putting my column together, I completely forgot where the genesis of the idea came from — or, if not that idea, one of the very same basic structure, even if slightly different subject matter and for different purposes. I wasn’t thinking of AEI at all when I wrote the column, but obviously the seed had been planted by AEI. (And no, nobody pointed this out to me today; I was looking back at old e-files just now, doing some list cleanup, when I came across the AEI videos.)
So, credit where due, to AEI: That idea of mine was not really original, except for its placement in context with the rest of the overall strategy I recommended.
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.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?