William Murchison, Author at The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
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William Murchison
William Murchison is a Dallas-based columnist for Creators Syndicate. He is completing a book on cross-currents in modern morality.
by | Dec 1, 2020

“I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.” Barry Morris Goldwater, may God rest his freedom-loving soul, spoke…

by | Nov 24, 2020

And on … and on … … And, yes! One fine day, as with the Noah family’s detention on the ark, the damndemic will cease, desist, vanish, take a powder. Masks will disappear in the trash can. Americans will pass…

by | Nov 17, 2020

The first Christmas tree on our block popped up the day after Halloween. Soon enough, garlands of white lights began to adorn neighborhood trees and doorways. It’s Christmas — except that it’s not. From what I can see, Thanksgiving has…

by | Nov 10, 2020

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.” Or do we? At the end of a long, bitter political year, shall we take a look? The Founding Fathers’ abstract commitment to equality — reinforced by…

by | Nov 3, 2020

I have tried to think of something appropriate to say upon the end of this endeavor at saving Western Civilization through journalism. Western Civilization remains unsaved. That is the first thought that comes to mind. What could I have been…

by | Oct 27, 2020

The phoniness of big-government politics was on conspicuous display during the final presidential debate. Note the adjective “big-government.” Not Democratic politics, not Republican politics. Big-government politics, representing the pleasant myth that politicians at the top of the greasy pole have…

by | Oct 20, 2020

Back to where we left off the other day: democracy’s varied discontents staring us straight in our blurred and reddening eyes, obscuring once-familiar loyalties and understandings. Modern democracy as a bloodier and bloodier power struggle; our self-chosen political class’s refusal…

by | Oct 13, 2020

With Joe Biden poised — so say the augurers — to oust Donald Trump from the White House, we might want to entertain some considerations larger than polls and absentee-ballot counts. Considerations such as the normal detritus of elections. Some…

by | Oct 6, 2020

History! Don’t we know by this stage in the Damn-demic Era that History is what you make up to push a point you want everybody else to take up? The New York Times’ rancid “1619 Project” comes sorrowfully to mind….

by | Sep 29, 2020

What else could go wrong in America? You will note I am not bothering, pedantically, with citing current examples: there being enough of those as it is, spread starkly across the public record. What else could go wrong in America?…

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