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Ben Stein
Ben Stein
Ben Stein is a writer, actor, economist, and lawyer living in Beverly Hills and Malibu. He writes “Ben Stein’s Diary” for every issue of The American Spectator.
by | Aug 1, 2019

First, health insurance. I totally agree that every American should have health care as a right. And like Bernie Sanders, I should know, because, “I wrote the damned bill … ” By which I mean I as a very junior…

by | Jul 24, 2019

Sunday Wow. It is hot down here in the desert. Judah and I drove down here this morning just for a change of scenery. It was about 88 degrees when we left L.A., and when we got off Highway 10…

by | Jun 28, 2019

On the night before Waterloo, the Duke of Wellington took an Austrian general on a tour of his troops. “They look like fine men,” said the polite minion of the Habsburg. “They are the scum of Europe,” said the Iron…

by | Jun 9, 2019

Saturday night and Mr Chow is hopping. It’s a fashionable, delicious Chinese bistro and as I waited for my guests, Magic Johnson walked in and upstairs to a private dining room. My guests came. Three astonishingly healthy-looking men from Holland,…

by | May 31, 2019

Now for a few words of praise and caution. First, Trump is now presiding over almost the longest, most robust recovery in the economic history of the United States. Only the ten-year boom culminating in the tech crash of 2000-2001…

by | May 28, 2019

1. God bless for all time the fliers and support crews of the Royal Air Force in the Battle of Britain. 2. Let us be on our knees to the freedom fighters of Poland, Jewish and Catholic, who fought with…

by | May 12, 2019

When I was a junior in Montgomery Blair High School, my teacher, Mrs. F., asked us if we thought America lived up to its promises by having so much of a struggle over integrating the schools. (Remember this was 1961.)…

by | May 9, 2019

Monday So… our household is still reeling over the untimely death of one of our cats, the strange-looking Zeba. She perhaps looked too much like a squirrel for her own good and our Weimaraner dog ate her. Yes, ate her….

by | Apr 25, 2019

Wednesday About twenty years ago, there was a rash of witch sightings in the elementary schools of America. Teachers, in the eyes of kindergartners, became able to fly above the playground, have sex with the students, penetrate the students with…

by | Apr 21, 2019

First of all, about reparations, the notion of paying money to black or partially black Americans for the enslavement of their ancestors from Africa. It’s a beguiling idea. Slavery was so hideous a crime and caused so much pain and…

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