Quin Hillyer

Quin Hillyer, a senior editor of The American Spectator, is the author of the satirical novel Mad Jones, Heretic, published last fall by Liberty Island Media. Follow him on Twitter @Quin Hillyer, or at his website, QuinHillyer.com.

For Christmas, Consider ‘The Accidental Prophet’

 

It will come as no surprise that if I am recommending books to give as Christmas presents, I enthusiastically recommend my own. Please allow, then, a somewhat deep dive into my “Accidental Prophet” trilogy: 1) Mad Jones, Heretic. 2) Mad Jones, Hero. 3) Mad Jones, Agonistes. You won’t be disappointed. First, what sorts of books are they? […]

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Books! Books! For Christmas, for the Reader You Love

 

It’s time to do my part to revive The American Spectator’s long and rich tradition of compiling excellent reading lists for Christmas. This time I do it with a twist, though. Some of the books I’ll list here are ones I haven’t quite finished yet, and one or two I may not have even started. The thing is, I have a […]

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Gary Palmer Is the Policy Maven the House GOP Needs

 

What better person could there be to run House Republicans’ internal think tank than one of the founding fathers of the State Policy Network (SPN) of conservative think tanks that for nearly 30 years has spawned successful conservative reforms coast to coast?

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Among QBs There’s Only One Brees

 

The Louisiana Superdome was rocking Monday night as only a New Orleans venue can rock, celebrating not just a 43-19 slaughter of the Washington Redskins but the epic accomplishment of quarterback Drew Brees setting the all-time NFL passing yardage record. It was a civic lovefest for the ages. Yeah, yeah, I know: Fans love star […]

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Media Mangles Its Duty to Question Ford

 

A reasonable, objective, establishment media would have spent far more time than it has in delving into Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s background and credibility, and her veracity under oath — especially if they think it relevant to endlessly parse Brett Kavanaugh’s high school yearbook, jokey memos about Beach Week, and collegiate throwing of ice from […]

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Ford: Confused. Kavanaugh: Innocent

 

Even with Christine Blasey Ford being favored by every unwritten rule about assessing sex-related allegations, her stories fall almost completely apart under rational analysis. According to today’s rules that are politically correct (and humane and rational, if not taken too far), the female accuser enjoys the initial benefit of the doubt, the accused male doesn’t. […]

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An Easy Ryder to Like

 

The Ryder Cup begins Friday with the most impressive U.S. team since 1981, after three straight golf seasons of dramatic storylines and an exciting cast of superstars, capped by a return to the winner’s circle by some guy named Tiger. If you care a whit about sports spectacle, be sure to tune in as the […]

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Reagan Library Shows America at Its Best

 

Fresh on the heels of lamenting the Aug. 6 death of former U.S. Sen. Paul Laxalt, known as Ronald Reagan’s “best friend in politics,” I found myself last Friday looking at a hand-written sentence from Reagan to Laxalt. On an otherwise routine response to a policy-inquiry message from Laxalt to the White House, Reagan wrote that […]

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PGA Tour at 40-Year Peak

 

Game. On. In golf, that is. As the PGA Tour returns to its accustomed March sojourns in Florida, its season is shaping up to be a second consecutive dance of high drama, with the most intriguing conglomeration of great plotlines in 40 years. The Tour’s young guns are blazing, its mid-career stars at peak brightness, […]

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Confessions of a Lapsed Astros Fan

 

Guilt, empathetic delight for Houstonians, a personal joy that was somewhat muted, and a great sense of wistfulness: All arose in me as I watched the Houston Astros build the solid Game-Seven lead that would make them World Series champions. Please forgive this somewhat rambling discourse, but please do understand what it shows about the […]

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