John Samples, Author at The American Spectator

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by | Aug 15, 2008

Both of our serious presidential candidates present themselves as mavericks willing to tell the truth to the American people. Here…

by | Jun 18, 2008

The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-minded American Is Tearing Us Apart By Bill Bishop (Houghton Mifflin, 384 pages,…

by | May 30, 2008

Much has been made about Barack Obama’s difficulties attracting the votes of conservative Democrats. Some say his problems go back…

by | May 19, 2008

Forty four years ago this week Lyndon Baines Johnson traveled to Ann Arbor, Michigan, to deliver a speech that outlined…

by | Apr 30, 2008

We are often told that presidential campaigns should be about “the issues.” But voters will not be enacting laws in…

by | Mar 24, 2008

In the middle of his now famous speech on race and politics in America, Sen. Barack Obama claimed that his…

by | Mar 13, 2008

The day he lost the California primary Barack Obama said his campaign has unified Americans of all backgrounds in pursuit…

by | Jan 15, 2008

Suddenly, John McCain has become the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination. His support in national polls among Republican voters…

by | Apr 18, 2006

Last week a staunch Republican friend came back from Capitol Hill with discouraging news. “I can’t believe,” he said, “how…

by | Dec 15, 2005

Eugene McCarthy will always be remembered as the man who “toppled LBJ” in 1968. His campaign for the Democratic presidential…

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