And now book publishing is choking on it, as rock enters its “memoir” phase.
Surrendering on “social issues” won’t save the Republican soul.
U.S. court rules invite harassment and extortion. Here’s one way to fix them. Our March cover story.
John Kerry reporting for duty.
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 two of his memoirs, tentatively titled Derision Points. But he has graciously consented to once again advise American statesmen in these times of trouble.
George Washington Plunkitt
“Progressives” are socialists hiding under another name.
Conservatives must win concessions for a debt ceiling hike.
R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
The question of nullification, though, is going to be difficult to avoid in the months ahead. Talking Points Memo puts at 20 the number of states mulling legislation to resist federal gun controls.
James Buchanan taught us the danger of romanticizing government.
The Off the Record Bar at the Hay-Adams Hotel.
Aram Bakshian, Jr.
The media becomes increasingly biased as Obama emerges as an openly leftist president.
Several states have discussed changing their method of allocating electoral votes, much to Democrats’ chagrin.
Grover G. Norquist
Finally the French have one of their own as secretary of state.
Joseph A. Harriss
There is a legitimate debate to be had over term limits.
John H. Fund
Welcome to the United Arab Emirates.
Arguments between husbands and wives are just part of the landscape.
Today’s culture still reminds us that moral development is possible.
Jeffrey Frank brings a novelist’s touch to this sympathetic account of one of America’s oddest political couples.
John R. Coyne, Jr.
An early novel by the great Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk is finally available in an English translation.
Aram Bakshian, Jr.
Oil prices will only continue to rise, says Canadian economist Jeff Rubin. What happens when we hit the gas ceiling?
Sympathetic unbeliever John Derbyshire visits Dover Beach with Roger Scruton.
Your TV is begging for it.
Daniel J. Flynn
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?