Matthew Naham

Matt Naham, originally from West Milford, NJ, is a recent graduate of Christendom College, where he graduated with a B.A. in English Language and Literature. While enrolled, he served as editor-in-chief of the school paper, The Rambler, for a year’s time. Currently, he is working as an editorial intern with The American Spectator, which has been made possible by the National Journalism Center, an affiliate of the Young America’s Foundation.

The White Olympics

 

The world welcomed the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi with cloak and dagger, prepared to pounce on Vladimir Putin and his anti-gay politics. Strikingly, however, the left’s focus on homosexual equality has not shifted to the racial and ethnic equality of the Olympics. Let’s face it: The Winter Olympics don’t represent the world as liberals […]

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NFL Championship Weekend Primer

 

“That time of year thou mayst in me behold”: It’s championship weekend once again. Enter downstage the 49ers, Seahawks, Patriots, and Broncos. Of these four there are no surprises—in fact, given particularly recent NFL history, this is as cliché a final four as possible. The Seahawks, 49ers, and Broncos clearly set themselves apart from the […]

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We’re All the Same

 

Yesterday, the Charleston Gazette learned of a policy proposed by the Kanawha County Board of Education that would force equal playing time for all players on sports teams at South Charleston Middle School. What’s the rationale here?   “[If] a kid sits on that bench all through middle school, they will not attempt to be […]

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NFL Third Quarter Report Cards

 

A: Seattle, Carolina, Denver. Enter la crème de la crème. With last night’s trouncing of the New Orleans Saints, the Seattle Seahawks showed what kind of team they are at their best. Seattle dominated every phase of the game and now they’ve won seven in a row. There’s no turning back for them as they’re […]

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The Best Football Endings of All Time

 

If you haven’t seen what transpired at Jordan-Hare Stadium to bring the Alabama vs. Auburn Iron Bowl to a stunning conclusion, you need to change that; the game was an instant classic. So classic, in fact, that it’s found its way into the discussion of the “best college football endings of all time.” Here it […]

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Fourteen Genius Ideas Brought to You by the Huffington Post

 

Is it American “exceptionalism” to take exception to these ideas? If so, I’m happy to admit my guilt. The author, HuffPo writer Maxwell Strachan, implores his readers thusly in his opening: You may think the U.S. is the greatest nation in the world, but let’s all admit it would be a whole lot greatester (sic) if […]

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A Thanksgiving Football Primer

 

Green Bay @ Detroit Spread: Lions by 6 Green Bay is still without Aaron Rodgers. After weeks of stopgap football, with Seneca Wallace and Scott Tolzein at quarterback, the Packers went with an old friend in the second half of last week’s game against the Vikings: Matt Flynn. After entering the game down 20-7, Flynn […]

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Nota Bene: Use Fiscal Responsibility

 

I’ve seen the term “fiscal responsibility/irresponsibility” thrown around on the airwaves and the Internet for some time now, even applied to the spending habits of individuals. For example, it isn’t uncommon to see something like “we, as a household, need to be fiscally responsible” or “we need to teach our kids to be fiscally responsible.” […]

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Center of Gravity

 

Newton’s Football: The Science Behind America’s Gameby Allen St. John and Ainissa G. Ramirez.(Ballantine Books, 273 pages, $26) The football doesn’t fall far from the tree, it seems. Newton’s Football: The Science Behind America’s Game, so named for the apple-pondering scientist, makes good on the description found on its dust jacket flap: “[A] clever and […]

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CNN Blows Up Obamacare “Success” Story

 

Remember Jessica Sanford? The woman mentioned by Barack Obama as an Obamacare success story during his presser at the Rose Garden on October 21? Props to CNN for uncovering this whopper: [[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_large”,”fid”:”92819″,”attributes”:{“alt”:”CNN: ObamaCare So-Called Success Story Says She Can’t Afford ObamaCare”,”class”:”media-image”,”style”:”float: left;”,”typeof”:”foaf:Image”}}]] Obama said this at the Rose Garden that day: I recently received a […]

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