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  • Ben Stein: Happy Bush Country

    06/01/2004 8:05:31 PM PDT · by plushaye · 86 replies · 1,134+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | June 1 2004 | Ben Stein
    BEVERLY HILLS -- I have followed elections pretty closely for many decades now, and I think I have a clue about why George W. Bush, for all of his problems in Iraq, still has a fine chance to win this election. For about ten years now, I have been going to North Idaho, a mountainous, heavily forested region in the Pacific Northwest of the USA, adjacent to Canada, to vacation, ride in my little motor boat, ride my bicycle by the lakes and rivers, and just to be in a beautiful setting far from the pitiless freeways and snarling traffic...
  • How Can Someone Who Lives in Insane Luxury Be a Star in Today's World?

    04/24/2004 3:53:59 PM PDT · by xzins · 54 replies · 1,082+ views
    How Can Someone Who Lives in Insane Luxury Be a Star in Today's World? As I begin to write this, I "slug" it, as we writers say, which means I put a heading on top of the document to identify it. This heading is "eonlineFINAL," and it gives me a shiver to write it. I have been doing this column for so long that I cannot even recall when I started. I loved writing this column so much for so long I came to believe it would never end. Lew Harris, who founded this great site, asked me to do...
  • Bush Seems to Lack Will to Shift Course To Correct a Deficit

    12/02/2003 6:23:51 AM PST · by OESY · 10 replies · 177+ views
    WALL STREET JOURNAL COMMENTARY ^ | December 2, 2003 | ALAN MURRAY
    <p>Actor James Brolin, who starred in Sunday's CBS/Showtime movie "The Reagans," did a lousy job portraying former President Ronald Reagan. But then, Mr. Reagan is a hard act to get right -- as George W. Bush is now learning.</p> <p>Mr. Brolin's portrayal was limp from the beginning. President Bush's version started out stronger, as he pushed tax cuts, spoke of clear distinctions between good and evil, and championed a strong defense.</p>
  • Spiders With Tenure (Must Read!)

    08/28/2003 12:40:05 AM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 8 replies · 674+ views
    American Spectator ^ | Published 8/28/2003 12:01:00 AM | Ben Stein
    There is a great scene in "Richard II" in which the imprisoned monarch paces in a cell. He has only one companion, a spider. He is thinking of how he got into that mess of getting deposed by Bolingbroke. He says he will do something like make his soul the mate to his brain and try to produce the thoughts that will answer his crisis. The reason I am thinking of this is that I am down in my office in my house in Malibu. I came out here late last night. As always happens at least once a year,...