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Matthew Bishop
Matthew Bishop was an editorial intern at The American Spectator.

Kudos to Greg Mankiw for catching this from the President-Elect’s transition website: The Obama Administration will call on Americans to serve in order to meet the nation’s challenges. President-Elect Obama will expand national service programs like AmeriCorps and Peace Corps…

by Matthew Bishop | Nov 5, 2008

Others on this blog may disagree, but John McCain delivered the most gracious and heartfelt speech of his career tonight, and he walked off the stage with honor intact. The American people have spoken, and tonight McCain honored them as…

Recently I exchanged a few emails with Elvin T. Lim, a professor of government at Wesleyan University and author of the book The Anti Intellectual Presidency. Lim’s particular expertise is in the area of political communication, and I found his…

Christian Science Monitor has an article today by David Gergen and Andy Zelleke in which they discuss why America is not producing the same caliber of leaders it once did.   Several years ago, the pioneering leadership scholar Warren Bennis…

One of the biggest agents of change at Raymond Elementary School stands 6’6″, weighs over 260 lbs., and carries a mop. David Clea, a graduate of Washington, D.C.’s McKinley High and former college basketball player, works as Raymond’s janitor. Unlike…

No matter who wins, DC Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee ought to be offered a position in the US Department of Education.  With Obama giving her a nod in this debate, and McCain being a clear advocate for education reform, I…

McCain looked pretty awkward when he tried to articulate the “Joe the Plumber” story, but he won the exchange on taxes, which has arguably been the biggest battle in these debates.  It’s not enough to point out that Obama would…

Sometimes you eat the bear: Sarah Palin demonstrated that two weeks ago in St. Paul, when her rousing acceptance speech hit the media like a twelve-gauge slug. But as Alaskans know well — anybody remember Timothy “The Grizzly Man” Treadwell?…

Iraq isn’t exactly the Four Seasons, and air-conditioning is no basis for marriage. Yet for many American troops who prefer accommodations in Iraq over those provided stateside, and who occasionally admit to tying the knot just to escape ramshackle barracks,…

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