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Reid Smith
by | Jul 1, 2014

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…

by | Jun 18, 2014

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…

by | Jun 13, 2014

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…

by | May 30, 2014

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…

by | May 16, 2014

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 | 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 …

by | Apr 22, 2014

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…

by | Apr 3, 2014

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…

by | Apr 1, 2014

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…

by | Mar 20, 2014

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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