Joe Carter, Author at The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
Joe Carter
by | Mar 1, 2009

Rush Limbaugh is often credited with the dubious honor of inventing conservative talk radio. And it is certainly true that Rush paved the way for Hannity, O’Reilly, and other pundits by perfecting the three-hour blatherfest. But the true pioneer and…

by | Feb 18, 2009

European scientists have invited actor Tom Hanks be present when they switch on the machine that could (possibly) destroy the world: Cern’s head of communications, James Gillies, confirmed that the facility would be delighted to have Hanks there to restart…

by | Feb 13, 2009

Louis CK explains the primary problem with modern life: “We live in an amazing, amazing world, and it’s wasted on the crappiest generation of spoiled idiots.” (HT: (usually barefoot) meg via No Left Turns)

by | Feb 12, 2009

It’s no secret that libertarians are bit, well, different. As my libertarian friend and co-author John Coleman once said: On the negative side, Libertarians are crazy. Most became libertarians because they have some social quirk that disallows them from participation…

by | Feb 10, 2009

On the new Secular Right blog, Heather Mac Donald comments on the cost of Nadya Suleman’s excessive fertility: Meanwhile, the backlash against Nadya Suleman, the mother of six artificially-conceived children who gave birth to another eight two weeks ago continues.  …

by | Feb 8, 2009

In his latest book, Comeback: Conservatism That Can Win Again, David Frum relates a story from the 1950s about an ex-Communist who got into an argument with a young man newly infatuated with Marxism. The older man retorted: “Your answers…

by | May 21, 2008

This week, Britain’s Labour Party made remarkable progress in securing the country’s reputation as the most scientifically illiterate and morally obtuse hamlet in the Western world. At the urging of Prime Minister Gordon Brown, both houses of Parliament defeated amendments…

by | Mar 28, 2008

Several years ago, Francis Fukuyama was asked “What ideas, if embraced, would pose the greatest threat to the welfare of humanity?” He identified transhumanism, “a strange liberation movement” that wants “nothing less than to liberate the human race from its…

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