Donald Rieck

Donald Rieck is executive director of The American Spectator and editor of EconoSTATS at George Mason University.

I’ve Heard the Future of Talk Radio, and His Name Is Chris Plante

 

If you haven’t caught Chris Plante’s radio show, anchored out of its flagship station WMAL in D.C., and now syndicated nationally through Westwood One, you owe it to yourself to tune in to the man who the sages (me, in all humility, included) at The American Spectator truly believe is the heir apparent, the dauphin […]

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Lions, Tigers, and Election-Tampering Bears

 

Let’s face it. The only “evidence” the Democrats can “produce” demonstrating Russian influence in the election is the inconvenient and inconceivable fact that “The Donald” is President. Period. In the febrile dreamscape that is their reality, it’s ipso facto that the Trump win must be null and void for some reason. It is simply unacceptable […]

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Our Long National Nightmare Is Finally… About to Enter Its Next Phase

 

it My wife just got back from voting and declared that she felt like she needed a shower. Which I told her, much to her delight — being a big fan of Charles Krauthammer — mimicked what Krauthammer said when he quipped last night on The O’Reilly Factor that President Obama should issue an executive […]

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Losing to the Clintons on a Sex Scandal

 

The other shoe hasn’t dropped yet, but if one has learned anything about “The Donald” one knows that drop is coming. The man is a veritable Imelda Marcos in that regard. We await the emergence of unwelcome recipients of the “Donald,” a sexual term I am hereby copyrighting and submitting to the urban dictionary of sexual […]

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A Fraudulent Humanitarian

 

“When angry, count four. When really angry, swear,” advised Samuel Clemens. I am done swearing and done counting. It’s been a week since Jesse Williams (actor, Grey’s Anatomy, among other notable entertainment accomplishments) pretended to take on the mantle of social activist while accepting the BET “Humanitarian Award,” presented (perhaps underwritten) by the corporate insurance behemoth […]

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Heritage Foundation Resource Bank: Behind The Scenes

 

The vast Right Wing Conspiracy continues in Philadelphia. Last week I availed myself of the privilege that every true conservative should by attending the Heritage Resource Bank, held this year in Philadelphia. What is Heritage Resource Bank you ask? Well, let me quote from them directly: There is a place, once a year, where think […]

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A Conservative Get-Together Like No Other

 

“Every battle is won before it’s ever fought.” Last week I availed myself of the privilege that every true conservative should by attending the Heritage Resource Bank, held this year in Philadelphia. What is Heritage Resource Bank you ask? Well, let me quote from them directly: There is a place, once a year, where think […]

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Mandating More Expensive Televisions

 

This year, for the first time ever, the Super Bowl will be live-streamed over the Internet for free. NBC stated they are making this move to raise awareness of their streaming offerings because more and more consumers are looking toward Wi-Fi signals to receive media content. Although consumers are enjoying more choices with respect to […]

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President Obama’s FCC Overreaches Yet Again

 

President Obama’s State of the Union Address is tonight. Along with his expected calls for higher taxes on the rich, the president’s agenda for 2015 will also include the expansion of his administration’s regulatory overreach. As President Reagan might say, “There he goes again.” Lacking support of the people’s representatives, President Obama’s administration has usurped […]

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How Sovereign Patent Trolls Threaten Free Trade

 

The U.S. is participating in two trade agreement negotiations that, if successfully concluded, will meaningfully improve our nation’s economic future. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would create a trade agreement amongst Pacific Rim countries including the U.S., Japan, Canada, Australia, and Mexico. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a trade agreement being negotiated between […]

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