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William is a participant in The American Spectator’s Young Writers Program. He attends Baylor University, where he is studying math, economics, and statistics. He enjoys reading old books and writing about classically liberal ideas.
by | Jul 11, 2020

On Saturday, July 4, a man named James Garcia was shot and killed by police while sitting in the front seat of a car parked on a driveway in Phoenix, Arizona. Details surrounding the incident were extremely murky, but this…

by | Jul 10, 2020

On Monday, Colin Kaepernick announced that he has signed a deal with Disney to create a new documentary series to be produced by ESPN Films. The series will chronicle Kaepernick’s journey from 49ers quarterback to social justice activist. The endeavor…

by | Jul 7, 2020

On Sunday, a statue of Frederick Douglass in Rochester, New York, was damaged after being toppled from its pedestal. The statue, which stood in Maplewood Park, was vandalized on the 168th anniversary of Douglass’ famous Independence Day speech, in which…

by | Jul 3, 2020

President Trump plans to hold a rally at Mount Rushmore this Friday with fireworks and celebrations in honor of Independence Day. In a saner age, one might have thought that the president of the United States could visit one of…

by | Jul 3, 2020

When Al Sharpton demanded, three years ago, that the funding for the Jefferson Memorial’s upkeep be cut off, people laughed. But they’re not laughing now. Actually, they’re still laughing, but now it’s more of a nervous chuckle in dismal expectation…

by | Jun 30, 2020

The California legislature thinks it has taken a bold new stride toward equality by moving to strike from the state Constitution a clause banning discrimination on such bases as race and sex. Motivated by present civil unrest, the legislature hopes…

by | Jun 26, 2020

In the aftermath of the protests that have swept the nation in the past month, President Trump has once again said that the government should prohibit the desecration of the American flag. He tweeted Tuesday, “It is ashame [sic] that…

by | Jun 25, 2020

On Monday, demonstrators protesting systemic racism and the death of George Floyd attempted to instate an autonomous zone in the heart of the nation’s capital. The activists built barricades and set up tents just a few blocks from the White…

by | Jun 19, 2020

The state of Florida has enjoyed remarkable success in combating the coronavirus. Under Gov. DeSantis, Florida has sustained minimal harm from COVID-19, in terms of lives lost, despite its above-average elderly population. According to the CDC, Florida has only reported…

by | Jun 18, 2020

Democrats have once again crafted a bill that would enable the District of Columbia to enter the Union as its 51st state. H.R. 51 is set to become the first D.C. statehood bill since 1993 to receive a vote in…

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