Jordan Gonzalez

Jordan Gonzalez is an editorial intern at The American Spectator.

Of Gladiators, Minstrel Shows, and Miley Cyrus: How Modern Mainstream Music Isn’t Art

 

Last night, as Ben Brophy mentioned, Miley Cyrus grabbed the spotlight at the MTV VMA’s with her foolish and grotesque “performance” where she stripped to her underwear and shook her body in a primitive manner to primitive noises (it wasn’t dancing or music because both of those require some form of talent). While many have […]

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Immigration Activists Arrested in DC

 

An estimated 40 pro-immigration reform activists were arrested for blocking the road during a sit-in protest that occurred in front of the Cannon office building on Independence Avenue today, after four warnings from the police. Politico reports that those arrested were top leaders from pro-reform organizations such as the AFL-CIO, the Campaign for Community Change, […]

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Congress Finally Poised to Do Something About Student Loan Rates

 

After a summer of failed bills and crushed compromises, it appears Congress will address federal student loan interest rates very soon. The latest progress began when the Senate passed a compromise bill on July 24. The bill will tie interest rates for new federal student loans to the interest rates of 10-year Treasury notes, and […]

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Judge Strikes Down Bloomberg Soda Ban

 

Soda drinkers will no longer be oppressed in New York City. A state appeals court upheld a lower court’s decision to stop Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s government-imposed 16-ounce limit on soda servings, ruling that it “violated the state principle of separation of powers.” The First Department of the state Supreme Court’s Appellate Division ruled unanimously in […]

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Ryan: House Will Vote to Legalize Illegal Immigrants

 

By expressing skepticism over the Senate’s flagship immigration bill (S. 744), House Republicans have been testing the patience of pro-immigration reform activists. For many weeks, the only words Speaker John Boehner seemed able to say about immigration were that “we [House Republicans] will have our own bill.” There have been rumors a House bill will come piecemeal […]

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More on That Abortion Poll

 

As Marta noted earlier, the majority of Americans support restricting abortions at 20 weeks by a margin of 56 to 27 percent, according to a new Washington Post/ABC poll that was released on July 25. After reminding respondents of the current law according to the Supreme Court, the poll asked this question: The U.S. Supreme […]

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Gowdy Rips Apart White House Advisor

 

In perhaps the most entertaining moment during the recent House Judiciary Committee hearing on children of illegal immigrants, Rep. Trey Gowdy reprimanded White House advisor Dan Pfeiffer, who earlier had criticized the Republican plan to legalize only children as “cruel hypocrisy.” Gowdy responded by calling Pfeiffer a “demagogic self-serving political hack who can’t even be […]

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Path to Citizenship for Children Gaining Support From House GOP

 

While the Senate immigration reform bill collects dust, House Republicans remain unmoved in their stance against a path to citizenship for all illegal immigrants. But they’re far more open to such a path for the children of illegals. At a hearing yesterday, they reiterated their intent – which isn’t written or outlined – to create […]

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Zimmerman Trial Cost Taxpayers $320,000

 

The Seminole County Sheriff’s office announced on Wednesday that the six jurors’ three-week sequestration cost an estimated $33,000, and the total cost of the George Zimmerman trial was $320,000. During the jurors’ sequestration, they visited St. Augustine, Fla., watched the “The Lone Ranger” and “World War Z” in theaters, went on bowling excursions, and saw […]

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Boehner Supports Amnesty for Children

 

Speaker John Boehner announced his approval for a bill that would grant citizenship to illegal children immigrants on Wednesday, bringing a change of dialogue to his usual statements regarding immigration reform. “This is about basic fairness,” Boehner said, according to The Hill. “These children were brought here of no accord of their own, and frankly […]

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