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Arnold Steinberg
Arnold Steinberg, a contributing editor to The American Spectator, is the author of WHIPLASH! From JFK to Donald Trump — A Political Odyssey. A political strategist with wide-ranging expertise, he has been involved in many aspects of public policy, and as a long-time volunteer in criminal justice reform.
by | May 16, 2019

President Donald Trump’s pardon of Pat Nolan yesterday is a cause for celebration, not just for Pat and his family, but for Americans across the political spectrum who have come together to support criminal justice reform. Because Pat is both…

by | Aug 14, 2018

Last week President Donald Trump continued his push for criminal justice reform, meeting with leading senators, governors, and state attorneys general, plus his key Cabinet officials, to strategize on getting a significant bill to his desk. Reforming the criminal justice…

by | Feb 12, 2018

All eyes are focused on the Olympics, where a younger generation of naive South Koreans was being seduced over the weekend by the sibling of the Thug of the North. But the bigger story, which we hope will not unfold,…

by | Dec 21, 2017

When The American Spectator speaks, President Trump listens. Somewhat more than two months ago, I explained in some detail here in TAS why President Trump should pardon Sholom Rubashkin. Indeed, President Trump’s just announced commutation (an exoneration, as I see…

by | Nov 14, 2017

A generation ago a leading criminal defense attorney retained me to test arguments. The defendant — his client — was a California legislator accused of several counts of “unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor.” In California this previously was called…

by | Nov 6, 2017

Anthony Weiner reports to federal prison today. He will serve about two years for helping elect Donald Trump. But that’s not the crime he was charged with. Recall that six weeks ago U.S. District Judge Denise Louise Cote had sentenced…

by | Oct 4, 2017

She has become “the poster girl for ruling-class progressive hatred and condescension toward working-class whites.” That’s how American Thinker editor and publisher, Thomas Lifson, the self-described “recovering academic,” portrays Hayley Geftman-Gold. Did Lifson read too much into Gold’s impulsiveness? I…

by | Sep 25, 2017

On June 20, 2010 Federal Judge Linda R. Reade of Iowa’s Northern District fined Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin $27 million and sentenced him to 27 years for supposed financial fraud. As I explain and emphasize later, the “fraud” itself was manufactured…

by | Aug 27, 2017

“As millions of people in TX and LA are preparing for the hurricane,” Sen. Chuck Schumer (NY), leader of the Senate Democrats, proclaimed in a series of Friday night tweets, “The President is using the cover of the storm to…

by | Aug 16, 2017

Steve Bannon is out. And all that has happened in — and since — Charlottesville has had paradoxical effects. It is not simply whether Bannon, who once had unfettered access to the Oval Office, is now banished from the White…

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