He was, in Amity Shlaes’ words, “the great refrainer.”
R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
Georgia, Ukraine, and the fading blossoms of revolution.
Democrats have an inspiringly shallow bench for 2016 and beyond.
Kentucky senator Rand Paul is his own man: not a neocon or a paleoconservative, not his father’s successor.
Dr. George Washington Plunkitt, our prize-winning political analyst, has recently retired from a staff position with the House Ethics Committee and is working on volume three of his memoirs, tentatively titled The Education of Gomez Addams. But he has graciously consented to once again advise American statesmen in these times of trouble.
George Washington Plunkitt
The opening of his presidential center next week could prove transformational.
Behind Gov. Bob McDonnell’s political suicide.
Grover G. Norquist
The former South Carolina governor on why he is running.
R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
Gay marriage and moral anarchy in the Ukay.
The left attempts to dig up the moldering remains of John C. Calhoun and plant them on the Republicans.
Why does the black establishment promote policies that hurt blacks?
Do Washington Post reporters deal in the facts, or crusade for gay rights?
Are French workers lazy? A tough talking tire executive takes on a Parisian political hack.
Joseph A. Harriss
Not much — except today is his 85th birthday.
The O’Neil Center is helping to introduce a new generation to the fresh water of capitalism.
Anglicans have just enthroned a new archbishop, Justin Welby, a former top businessman.
There’s no place like Greenville.
It seems the answer to Freud’s famous question—What do women want?—is to be not so much equal to men as indistinguishable from them.
A remarkable ex-Marxist on God, socialism, and Princess Di.
For most present-day pundits, Benjamin Britten matters primarily as a sexual dissident.
Think 1968 was the year that changed America? That’s three years too late, according to James T. Patterson.
John R. Coyne, Jr.
The true story from Peter Wallison on how we ended up with Dodd-Frank.
Will the new pope let his predecessor retire to his native Germany and continue his writing?
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?