Anne Hobson

Anne is the Digital Manager for The American Spectator. In this position, Anne focuses on creating a variety of digital content and expanding the American Spectator’s online presence.
 
Originally from the Chicagoland area, Anne moved to Baltimore to attend Johns Hopkins University.  After graduating in 2012 with a B.A. in International Studies, she came to D.C. to blog for the Center for Advanced Defense Studies, a foreign policy think tank. Anne’s work has been published by the Daily Caller, the Global Security Monitor Blog and the Austrian Economics and Liberty Blog. Her academic interests range from economics and marketing to graphic design and the Spanish language. Anne previously worked as an outdoors instructor and enjoys climbing, sea kayaking, white water canoeing, and playing soccer in her free time.

The Nation‘s Sympathy for Communism

 

The communist apologists over at the Nation, the self-described “flagship of the left,” have outdone themselves. The liberal rag, notorious for its long record of useful idiocy in the service of tin-pot dictators and tyrants, has once again fallen in love with Castro’s Cuba. You would think it was the sixties all over again. A self-congratulatory article about […]

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CBO Predicts a Hangover of Economic Proportions

 

According to the CBO, the Clairvoyant Bureaucratic Office, “federal debt will be growing faster than GDP, a path that would be ultimately unsustainable.” Our national debt is already bigger than our economy. The key source of upward pressure on the federal debt is expanded federal spending in the form of Obamacare, its gluttonous siblings Medicare […]

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Too Many Bureaucrats in the Kitchen

 

Government is obese. In the 1980s the number of pages in the federal tax code was 26,300, according to the CCH Standard Federal Tax Reporter. Now that number is over 73,954 pages. Add to that the cost of planning, time, and paperwork, and the cost of tax complexity is an estimated 6.6 billion hours per year. […]

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Environmentalists Get Coal Roll Trolled

 

Truck owners are artificially increasing their diesel exhaust and adding coal stacks to their pickups to smoke out environmentalists. Victims of these black smoke barrages include cars with Obama-Biden stickers and low-emission vehicles like the Honda Fit and the Toyota Prius. Their drive-by debauchery drives home the political message: “Smoke on that, Obama administration.” Truck […]

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Morning Round-Up 7-8

 

Feature of the Day: ACLU Calls into Question Why West Springfield Police have Two Grenade Launchers    Morning Headlines   Associated Press  1.  Israel Launches Military Offensive Against Gaza  2.  Border Money Request Will Precede Policy Proposals   Politico  1.  Behind Harry Reid’s War against the Koch Brothers  2.  Poll: Clinton Ahead, Paul leads GOP   Reuters  1.  Moscow Accuses United […]

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First-World Activism: The Paradox of Social Justice

 

A recent satirical article titled “What I learned about capitalism by walking into a Starbucks and screaming ‘capitalism!’ at the Barista over and over until they had to call the police” was written in jest, but it spoke to a frightening trend. First-world activists have redefined themselves as anti-capitalist proponents of “social justice.” Social justice is not […]

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Morning Round-Up 7-1

 

Feature of the Day: What Happens When a Prep School’s Black President Mocks Her White Male Classmate   Morning Headlines                                                           Associated Press 1.   Hamas Member Killed After […]

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Obama Orders NASA to Prioritize Climate Change

 

NASA is becoming just another tool in President Obama’s climate agenda. This week marks the one-year anniversary of President Obama’s climate change speech in which he raged against greenhouse gas emissions. He proposed a series of executive actions on climate change and blamed Congress for failing to act on his fearmongering agenda. The executive actions […]

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America’s Hypocritical Oath: Political Correctness

 

In an interview with Playboy this week, Gary Oldman defended Mel Gibson and Alec Baldwin for their “politically incorrect” diatribes. “We’re all f—ing hypocrites,” he argued, with good reason. Though he did not do so eloquently, Oldman, a libertarian, is making an important point. Humans are a living paradox. “The test of a first-rate intelligence is […]

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A New Political Blockade for Cuba

 

The half-life of rage against Fidel Castro is roughly fifty-three years, give or take a generation and then some. An annual poll released this morning by Florida International University revealed that the majority of Cuban Americans now favor an increase in economic involvement in Cuba. For decades, policy analysts have blamed the importance of the […]

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