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Well, this was unexpected. It’s not everyday you find your old neighborhood lambasted on the Spectacle. Perhaps you’ve read Bill Zeiser’s bare-fisted slam on the “limousine liberals” who reside in Hillandale—the gated Georgetown community Janet Yellen calls home. I can’t…

In June of 1667, the British suffered the worst defeat in the history of the Royal Navy. The Dutch—then rivals to Britannia’s rule upon the waves—wreaked terror on the Thames Valley, burning capital ships and claiming prize. The loss of…

Ari Fleischer is giving a clinic in trolling right now. Alarmed by President Obama’s absolutely inane Rose Garden address (ostensibly about Iraq, but actually about nothing) the former Bush spox took to the Twitters to call out O’s inaction. First…

I grew up on Philadelphia’s Main Line in a quiet, little town called Haverford. My parents still live there, and I regularly drive up for a visit. It’s nice to know you can head home as an adult, and still…

I need to make a confession and I realize it won’t make me too popular around here. No, it has nothing to do with my politics, but here goes. I ride my bike everywhere. It’s my primary mode of transportation….

by Reid Smith | Apr 29, 2014

[[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_original”,”fid”:”94755″,”attributes”:{“alt”:””,”class”:”media-image”,”height”:”691″,”style”:”float: right;”,”typeof”:”foaf:Image”,”width”:”250″}}]]It’s been a lousy couple years for the Establishment. A subtle (but seismic) shift has taken place. Many Republicans in leadership are now scrambling for grassroots credibility. Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn, and others who have become desperate are shadowing …

The D.C. commentariat is currently buzzing in unison. “Left” and “right” have united in agitated harmony. You see, Rand Paul is a danger to his party and this country…if not the entire world. Or so the chorus goes. Yesterday, Jed…

It’s finally happened. Kim Kardashian weighed in on the situation in Syria. Spoiler alert: She gets it all wrong. It shouldn’t come as a shock that silly people have stupid opinions about important issues that confound them. Still, let’s investigate. It…

I think Bill Zeiser speaks to two sides of a major problem facing today’s Republican Party. When it comes to the Hispanic vote, the GOP suffers from cognitive dissonance. On the one hand, they pay lip-service to a burgeoning constituency…

A New Age of Liberty By Reid Smith Every “epoch” begins with a specific moment—the origin point of that particular era. The Defenestration of Prague triggered the 30 Years War. Queen Victoria assumed the throne. Chuck Berry plugged in. America…

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