A fascinating tidbit was reported by CNN: Barack Obama’s CIA director, John Brennan, recently reminisced about being asked a standard question for a security clearance in his early days applying to the agency: Had he ever worked with or for a group that was dedicated to overthrowing the United States of America? Of course, one […]
Dr. Paul Kengor is professor of political science and executive director of The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College. His new book is Takedown: From Communists to Progressives, How the Left Has Sabotaged Family and Marriage. His other books include The Judge: William P. Clark, Ronald Reagan’s Top Hand and God and Ronald Reagan, as well as The Communist: Frank Marshall Davis, The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mentor and Dupes: How America’s Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century.
“Soooo sensual…. I mean, he’s just so sensual!” — Monica Lewinsky to Barbara Walters on her relationship with Bill Clinton It was this time 18 years ago, September 1998, that a media circus erupted over the release of the Starr Report disclosing President Bill Clinton’s scandalous escapades with a White House intern who served as […]
Tried by Fire: The Story of Christianity’s First Thousand Years William J. Bennett (Thomas Nelson, 496 pages, 32.99) For decades Bill Bennett has cobbled together books of significant value for a Western world gone increasingly barking mad. Whether writing about the lost art of virtue, morality, manhood, heroes, or America as the last best hope, […]
In his speech at the Republican convention last week, Ben Carson made a statement that raised some eyebrows. “Now, one of the things that I have learned about Hillary Clinton is that one of her heroes, her mentors, was Saul Alinsky,” said Carson. “And her senior thesis was about Saul Alinsky. This was someone she […]
On July 4, 1826, Owen stood atop his new ideological colony in New Harmony, Indiana, the heart of the American heartland, and delivered his “Declaration of Mental Independence.” It was, in effect, an anti-Declaration of Independence, the opposite of an affirmation of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, of the laws of nature and nature’s God.
I was attending a graduation party Sunday afternoon when a former student asked for my thoughts on the shooting in Orlando. We both expressed our obvious horror at the immediate inhumanity: the dead, the maimed, the agony of the families, the callousness, the monstrousness. My student expressed relief that the shooter had no association with […]
Three summers ago here at The American Spectator I published a piece titled, “Ho Chi Minh, Obama’s Freedom Fighter.” It got a lot of play, reprinted by (among others) Real Clear Politics. The focus was yet another stunning statement uttered on behalf of a communist by our President of Fundamental Transformation. This one came during […]
Back during Memorial Day 2014, I wrote a piece on five brothers who served in World War II. I was blown-away impressed by the Bailey boys, from my neck of the woods in Western Pennsylvania, and still am. Imagine my surprise when a reader responded with a package of clippings informing me of his family, […]
He must know conservatives expect nothing less. Donald Trump’s impressive list of potential Supreme Court nominees was a very smart move at a pivotal time. It came amid news of the Little Sisters’ ongoing battle not to be compelled by Caesar to fund abortion drugs, and amid Barack Obama’s bathroom edict thrust upon every school […]
That brings me to the honeymoon and sojourn of the no. 2 for the Democratic Party nomination to the presidency, a lifetime socialist named Bernie Sanders. The man is on fire. He continues a stunning run through the Democratic primary. He has won a mere handful fewer states than Hillary Clinton. By the time he’s finished, Bernie will have secured the votes of over 10 million Democrats.