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  1. The Agenda
    How to Stuff a Wild Enron
    The Atlantic Monthly, April 2002, pp. 30-31
  2. The Agenda
    Third Person Singular
    The Atlantic Monthly, December 2002, pp. 34-37
  3. The Agenda
    After the Quagmire
    The Atlantic Monthly, February 2002, p. 32
  4. The Agenda
    Postmodern Protest in the Age of the Neo-Demo
    The Atlantic Monthly, July 2002, pp. 28-34
  5. The Agenda
    The Success of Failure
    The Atlantic Monthly, June 2002, pp. 22-23
  6. The Agenda
    Nobel Sentiments
    The Atlantic Monthly, March 2002, pp. 30-32
  7. The Agenda
    The Case for Vote Control
    The Atlantic Monthly, May 2002, pp. 30-31
  8. The Agenda
    No Apparent Motive
    The Atlantic Monthly, November 2002, pp. 34-37
  9. The Agenda
    The Veterans of Domestic Disorders Memorial
    The Atlantic Monthly, April 2003, p. 40
  10. The Agenda
    The Louse is in the House
    The Atlantic Monthly, January 2003, pp. 44-48
  11. The Agenda
    The Art of Policy: Incumbent-Protection Acts
    The Atlantic Monthly, April 2005, pp. 36-37
  12. The Agenda
    The Art of Policy: Redheated Eskimo
    The Atlantic Monthly, January 2005, p. 47
  13. All the Trouble in the World (1994)
    The Lighter Side of Overpopulation, Famine, Ecological Disaster, Ethnic Hatre...
    3 Reviews, 2 Readable
  14. An Alternative Inaugural Address
    The Weekly Standard, January 24, 2005, p. 12
  15. Departments
    American Document
    The Liberty Manifesto
    The American Spectator, July 1993, pp. 38-39
  16. Among the Intellectualoids
    Rock Around the Dock
    The American Spectator, October 1985, p. 26
  17. Departments
    Among the Intellectualoids
    Liberals: A Tribute
    The American Spectator, April 1992, pp. 48-49
  18. The Art of Policy
    A $2.4 Trillion Figure of Speech
    The Atlantic Monthly, November 2004, pp. 56-57
  19. The Art of Policy
    "To Hell With Lipitor"
    The Atlantic Monthly, October 2004, pp. 56-57
  20. The Art of Policy: Freedom, Responsibility...and What?
    The Atlantic Monthly, May 2005, pp. 42-43
  21. The Art of Policy: Port With a Point
    The Atlantic Monthly, December 2004, pp. 66-67
  22. The Backside of War
    The Atlantic Monthly, December 2003, pp. 69-83
  23. Bail Me Out, Mr. Paulson
    The Weekly Standard, December 1, 2008, p. 8
  24. Belief Control, Not Gun Control
    The Weekly Standard, May 29, 2000, p. 15
  25. Bill Clinton and His Consequences
    Was Clinton Cool?
    The Atlantic Monthly, February 2001, pp. 47-49
  26. A Call for A New McCarthyism
    Why should the likes of Alexander Cockburn be allowed to remain in America?
    The American Spectator, July 1989, pp. 14-15
  27. Casual
    The Weekly Standard, May 22, 2000, pp. 4-5
  28. Casual
    The Weekly Standard, July 31, 2006, p. 4
  29. Catching the Greased Pig
    The Weekly Standard, February 2, 1998, p. 11
  30. The CEO of the Sofa (2001)
    1 Review
  31. Close-Up: William Jefferson Clinton
    The Bill Show
    The Atlantic Monthly, March 2003, pp. 74-80
  32. Features
    Collective Guilt
    To mark the November birthday of Great Americans Joe McCarthy and P.J.O'Rourke, our fif...
    The American Spectator, November 1993, pp. 20-29
  33. Commies-Dead but Too Dumb to Lie Down
    In time for the Tailgunner's birthday, the second annual readers' update of the joe McC...
    The American Spectator, November 1991, pp. 12-15
  34. Books & Arts
    [+]
    The Complaints of Anita Hill (Review)
    Speaking Truth to Power, by Anita Hill
    1. Speaking Truth to Power by Anita Hill
    The Weekly Standard, November 3, 1997, pp. 31-33
  35. Departments
    The Continuing Crisis
    The American Spectator, December 1984, p. 8
  36. Departments
    The Continuing Crisis
    The American Spectator, September 1984, p. 4
  37. Departments
    The Continuing Crisis
    The American Spectator, October 1985, p. 6
  38. Conversation
    Adult-Male-Elephant Diplomacy
    The Atlantic Monthly, September 2004, pp. 42-47
  39. Correspondence
    An Appeal
    The American Spectator, July 1992, pp. 12-14
  40. Crimson Cerebrations
    A Harvard yawn party
    The American Spectator, November 1986, pp. 19-21
  41. Books & Arts
    [+]
    Dear Diary, I Think I'm in Love (Review)
    Journals, 1952-2000, by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. and Stephen Schlesinger, ...
    1. Journals, 1952-2000 by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. and Stephen Schlesinger, ...
    The Weekly Standard, December 31, 2007, pp. 33-35
  42. Democrats Are the Bad Guys
    The Weekly Standard, August 7, 2000, pp. 16-17
  43. The Digital Rights of Man
    The American Spectator, September 2001, pp. 36-38
  44. Don't Be Stupid, Be a Smarty
    The Weekly Standard, September 25, 2006, p. 12
  45. Doubling Down on the Welfare State
    The Weekly Standard, April 6, 2009, p. 12
  46. Dragon Droop
    China's Foolish Miracle
    The American Enterprise, July 1998, p. 36
  47. Driving Like Crazy (2009)
    Thirty Years of Vehicular Hell-Bending, Celebrating America the Way It's Supp...
    2 Reviews
  48. A Dynamite Prize
    The Weekly Standard, October 26, 2009, p. 15
  49. Eat the Rich (1999)
    A Treatise on Economics
    4 Reviews, 4 Readable
  50. Features
    End Them, Don't Mend Them
    It's time to shutter America's bloated schools
    The Weekly Standard, June 21, 2010, pp. 19-22
  51. The Enthusiasts
    The Atlantic Monthly, April 2004, pp. 64-67
  52. Everyone's a Winner
    The Weekly Standard, February 1, 1999, pp. 9-11
  53. Fashionable Worries
    If meat is murder, are eggs rape?
    The American Spectator, October 1994, pp. 36-40
  54. Fellow Travelers
    Up the Volga with the National Council of American-Soviet Friendship
    The Harpers Monthly, November 1982, pp. 57-65
  55. The Future of the G.O.P.
    Hey, Whatever Works
    National Review, September 16, 1988, p. 38
  56. Articles
    Generation Vex
    The Weekly Standard, November 5, 2007, p. 10
  57. Give War a Chance (1992)
    Eyewitness Accounts of Mankind's Struggle Against Tyranny, Injustice, and Alc...
    4 Reviews, 1 Readable
  58. Books
    [+]
    God and Man in Full (Review)
    A Man in Full, by Tom Wolfe
    1. A Man in Full by Tom Wolfe
    Policy Review, April 1999, pp. 73-76
  59. Books
    [+]
    Gorbachev in Hell (Review)
    Memoirs, by Mikhail Gorbachev
    1. Memoirs by Mikhail Gorbachev
    The Weekly Standard, November 25, 1996, pp. 33-35
  60. Book Reviews
    [+]
    Guidelines for Bias-Free Writing (Review)
    Guidelines for Bias-Free Writing, by Marilyn Schwartz
    1. Guidelines for Bias-Free Writing by Marilyn Schwartz
    The American Spectator, August 1995, pp. 62-64
  61. Hail to the ___
    The Atlantic Monthly, December 2004, p. 60
  62. Harry, Krishna, and Me
    The New Republic, November 2, 1987, pp. 16-17
  63. Here's a Tax We Can All Agree On
    The Weekly Standard, May 30, 2005, p. 12
  64. [+]
    Hillary Clinton's Very Bad Book (Review)
    It Takes a Village, by Hillary Clinton
    1. It Takes a Village by Hillary Clinton
    The Weekly Standard, February 19, 1996, pp. 20-24
  65. Hillary, You Can Run, But Please Don't Hide
    The Weekly Standard, February 21, 2000, p. 17
  66. Books & Arts
    [+]
    Hillary's History (Review)
    Living History, by Hillary Rodham Clinton
    1. Living History by Hillary Rodham Clinton
    The Weekly Standard, July 7, 2003, pp. 33-35
  67. Holidays in Hell (1988)
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  68. I Agree With Me
    The Atlantic Monthly, August 2004, pp. 50-52
  69. I Apologize
    The Weekly Standard, April 20, 1998, p. 11
  70. I Sing of Fizzy Fluid Retention
    The Unitd States by the numbers
    The Atlantic Monthly, November 2007, pp. 98-103
  71. I Think We Lost the Election
    The Weekly Standard, November 22, 2010, pp. 12-13
  72. [+]
    Iacocca: An Autobiography (Review)
    Iacocca, by Lee Iacocca and William Novak
    1. Iacocca by Lee Iacocca and William Novak
    The American Spectator, May 1985, p. 32
  73. In Defense of Defense
    U.S. Military Spending Is the Best (and Cheapest) Life Insurance the Taxpayer Can Buy.
    The American Spectator, May 1991, pp. 17-20
  74. In Defense of Our President
    The Weekly Standard, February 9, 1998, p. 9
  75. Inside Epcot Center
    The Harpers Monthly, August 1983, pp. 42-45
  76. Book Reviews
    [+]
    The Kennedys: An American Drama (Review)
    The Kennedys, by Peter Collier and David Horowitz
    1. The Kennedys by Peter Collier and David Horowitz
    The American Spectator, February 1985, p. 34
  77. Articles
    Kerry Loves the Mainstream Media
    The Weekly Standard, March 21, 2005, p. 10
  78. Features
    Kleagle Clinton
    A meditation on the Caribbean refugee crisis.
    The American Spectator, November 1994, pp. 22-23
  79. At Large
    Foreign Leaders and Kerry
    The Atlantic Monthly, November 2004, p. 43
  80. Last Call
    Tragedies Rewritten for Democrats
    The American Spectator, February 2001, pp. 74-76
  81. Laugh Riot
    The Weekly Standard, February 20, 2006, p. 13
  82. Letter from Egypt
    The Atlantic Monthly, September 2002, pp. 104-116
  83. Letter to Our European Friends
    The Weekly Standard, February 4, 2008, pp. 9-10
  84. Literary Logrolling
    P.J. O'rourke reviews his pal Dave Barry's new book. In return, a grateful Dave Barry r...
    The American Spectator, September 1989, pp. 22-23
  85. "Live" with TAE
    In a No-Holds-Barred Clash of the Titans - That Ends Amiably.
    The American Enterprise, May 1997, pp. 23-27
  86. Manifesto for Banana Republicans
    The Weekly Standard, June 1, 2009, p. 10
  87. Articles
    Manila Folder
    The Weekly Standard, April 12, 2004, pp. 8-10
  88. Modern Manners (1989)
    An Etiquette Book for Rude People
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  89. Mood Swings in Managua
    The father of modern McCarthyism chronicles the Great Nicaraguan Bourgeois Counterrevol...
    The American Spectator, May 1990, pp. 18-21
  90. Mr. Sununu Goes to Washington
    The political philosophy of an actual politician
    The Weekly Standard, June 16, 2008, pp. 23-25
  91. My E.U. Vacation
    Reading the European constitution on a French beach in the Caribbean
    The Weekly Standard, June 13, 2005, pp. 28-30
  92. My Struggle with Political Discourse
    The Weekly Standard, April 30, 2007, pp. 19-21
  93. Articles
    A Nation of Moochers
    The Weekly Standard, April 13, 2009, p. 6
  94. National Lampoon 1964 High School Yearbook Parody (1975)
    1 Review
  95. A New Birth of Hypocrisy
    The Weekly Standard, March 1, 1999, p. 8
  96. Features
    A New Circus Comes to Town
    They're going to need more than three rings
    The Weekly Standard, January 19, 2009, pp. 18-20
  97. The New Enemies List: No End in Sight
    A vigilant journalist's call for a New McCarthyism has struck a major chord with Americ...
    The American Spectator, November 1989, pp. 17-21
  98. A New McCarthyism: The List Continues
    Readers respond with their own suggestions for the Hall of Shame.
    The American Spectator, October 1989, pp. 14-16
  99. The Next Big Stink
    The Weekly Standard, February 9, 2009, pp. 12-13
  100. Books & Arts
    [+]
    No Country for Old Men (Review)
    Old Boys, by Charles McCarry
    1. Old Boys by Charles McCarry
    The Weekly Standard, September 13, 2004, pp. 31-32
  101. No-Nukes Turn Pro-Nuke
    Those Who Used to Be Most Panicky about Nuclear War Now Resist the Very Defenses That W...
    The American Enterprise, April 2001, pp. 24-25
  102. Not Dead Yet
    The Weekly Standard, June 7, 2010, pp. 10-12
  103. Notes & Dispatches
    Squishier Than Thou
    The Atlantic Monthly, December 2001, pp. 30-31
  104. Notes & Dispatches
    What Auden Didn't Know
    The Atlantic Monthly, November 2001, p. 27
  105. Notes & Dispatches
    Coping Strategies
    The Atlantic Monthly, January 2002, p. 28
  106. Oh, Shut Up
    The New Republic, May 28, 1984, pp. 20-23
  107. On the Wealth of Nations (2006)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  108. An Open Letter to the Other Party
    The Weekly Standard, August 21, 2000, p. 17
  109. Outsourcing Hate
    The Weekly Standard, October 5, 2009, p. 10
  110. A Parliament of Whores (1991)
    A Lone Humorist Attempts to Explain the Entire U.S. Government
    11 Reviews, 8 Readable
  111. Pennies from Heaven
    The Weekly Standard, September 24, 2007, pp. 14-15
  112. A Plague of 'A' Students
    The Weekly Standard, May 3, 2010, p. 11
  113. [+]
    A proper Epicurean (Review)
    Miss Manners' Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior, by Judith Martin
    1. Miss Manners' Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior by Judith Martin
    Inquiry, June 1982, p. 47
  114. Psst, Hey Buddy, Wanny Buy a Vote?
    The Weekly Standard, July 3, 2000, pp. 14-15
  115. The Public Policy/Manhattan Swish
    The American Spectator, June 1986, pp. 27-28
  116. Pursuits & Retreats
    Travel: Anything Goes
    The Atlantic Monthly, October 2002, pp. 166-168
  117. Put Us in Mental Institutions, Please!
    A Washington homebody reports on the antics of those perennially indignant "Housing Now...
    The American Spectator, December 1989, pp. 16-18
  118. [+]
    Red Warbler (Review)
    The Protest Singer, by Alec Wilkinson
    1. The Protest Singer by Alec Wilkinson
    The Weekly Standard, October 12, 2009, pp. 36-37
  119. Republican Party Reptile (1987)
    3 Reviews, 2 Readable
  120. Book Reviews
    [+]
    The Talkies/Tough Guys (Review)
    Everything to Gain, by Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter
    1. Everything to Gain by Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter
    The American Spectator, August 1987, pp. 39-41
  121. The Therapeutic State
    Safety Nazis.
    Look out lor this truly dangerous vanguard that seeks to torture us with childproof bot...
    Inquiry, March 15, 1982, pp. 7-8
  122. Sending Reporters to Jail?
    The Weekly Standard, July 18, 2005, p. 17
  123. Seven New Deadly Sins
    The Weekly Standard, April 14, 2008, pp. 11-12
  124. Books & Arts
    [+]
    Sex, Drugs, Music, Mud (3 Reviews)
    The Road to Woodstock, by Michael Lang
    1. The Road to Woodstock by Michael Lang
    2. Woodstock Revisited by Susan Reynolds
    3. Woodstock: Peace, Music and Memories by Brad Littleproud and Joanne Hague
    The Weekly Standard, August 31, 2009, pp. 28-30
  125. Shoot the Wounded
    The first annual update of the Joe McCarthy Memorial New Enemies List.
    The American Spectator, November 1990, pp. 14-20
  126. [+]
    Smith's Law (Review)
    The Theory of Moral Sentiments, by Adam Smith, David D. Raphael, and A.L. MacFie
    1. The Theory of Moral Sentiments by Adam Smith, David D. Raphael, and A.L. MacFie
    The Weekly Standard, July 17, 2006, pp. 35-36
  127. Speaking of the Candidates
    The Atlantic Monthly, January 2004, pp. 95-101
  128. Articles
    Special Envoy to the Taliban
    The Weekly Standard, March 30, 2009, pp. 6-7
  129. Pursuits & Retreats
    Sport: Masters of the Hunt
    The Atlantic Monthly, July 2005, pp. 149-158
  130. State of the Union
    Continental Divides
    The Atlantic Monthly, January 2005, pp. 128-131
  131. State of the Union
    Two Cheers for Hypocrisy
    The Atlantic Monthly, January 2006, pp. 154-156
  132. State of the Union 2007
    Mapping Innovation
    The Atlantic Monthly, January 2007, pp. 126-131
  133. Articles
    Stem Cell Sham
    The Weekly Standard, March 23, 2009, pp. 6-7
  134. Articles
    Still 'Crazy'---And Proud of It
    The Weekly Standard, August 31, 2009, pp. 6-7
  135. Special Departments
    The Third World/Doomed
    The American Spectator, December 1987, pp. 50-51
  136. Travels
    Sulfur Island
    The Atlantic Monthly, June 2004, pp. 137-142
  137. Travels: The Mother Load
    The Atlantic Monthly, November 2005, pp. 170-178
  138. Articles
    Twittering the Constitution
    The Weekly Standard, July 20, 2009, p. 6
  139. Two, Three, Many Katrinas
    The Weekly Standard, October 10, 2005, pp. 16-17
  140. Articles
    The Upside of the Down Market
    The Weekly Standard, August 5, 2002, p. 10
  141. Venice the Menace
    Or, what I saw at the banal Biennale
    The Weekly Standard, September 5, 2005, pp. 40-42
  142. Viewpoint
    You Say You Want A Revolution
    Reason, May 1988, pp. 82-84
  143. We Blew It
    A look back in remorse on the conservative opportunity that was squandered
    The Weekly Standard, November 17, 2008, pp. 28-33
  144. The Welfare Conspiracy
    The Weekly Standard, December 30, 1996, pp. 11-12
  145. What If Writing Were Like TV?
    The Weekly Standard, July 13, 2009, p. 16
  146. What Went Wrong?
    The Wilson Quarterly, Autumn 1988, pp. 162-167
  147. What's That Smell?
    The Weekly Standard, October 23, 2006, p. 15
  148. When Worlds Collide
    The American past meets modern museum doctrine
    The Weekly Standard, June 9, 2008, pp. 38-40
  149. Where There's Smoke, There's P.J. O'Rourke
    Churchillian oratory - American style - from the Oxford Union.
    The American Spectator, July 1996, pp. 42-45
  150. Features
    Why the GOP Does Not, Like, Totally Suck
    Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P. J. O'Rourke talk sense to your kids.
    The American Spectator, May 1995, pp. 20-23
  151. The Year in Review
    Three Caustic Wits Unsheath Their Knives and Tear into the Year That Was.
    The American Enterprise, January 1998, pp. 26-29
  152. Zion's Vital Signs
    The Atlantic Monthly, November 2001, pp. 54-62
  153. Features
    100 Reasons Why Jimmy Carter Was a Better President than Bill Clinton
    Insights compiled with the kind assistance of the patrons of the Zoo Bar on Connecticut...
    The American Spectator, September 1993, pp. 18-21
  154. 1992 New Enemies List Third Annual Readers' Update
    This year: dirty-money groups and individuals who fund neo-. proto-, crypto-, demi-, se...
    The American Spectator, November 1992, pp. 35-47
  155. Features
    24 Hours on the 'Big Stick'
    What you can learn about America on the deck of the USS Theodore Roosevelt
    The Weekly Standard, April 28, 2008, pp. 21-24
  156. The '60s Kids and the Crash
    It's all over now, baby boom.
    The American Spectator, February 1988, pp. 16-17
  157. Features
    The 72-Hour Expert
    Everything you always wanted to know about Afghanistan...
    The Weekly Standard, August 30, 2010, pp. 17-23
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