Robert D. Novak

The Trouble With John Kasich


This article is taken from the November 1994 issue of The American Spectator. On Sunday evening, August 20, as the House of Representatives was about to pass its final version of the crime bill, Rep. John Kasich of Ohio was in a state of high excitement—perhaps comparable to the time three years earlier when he […]

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Our Founding Partisans


This review appears in the September 2008 issue of The American Spectator. To subscribe to our monthly print edition, click here. A Magnificent Catastrophe: The Tumultuous Election of 1800, America’s First Presidential Campaign by Edward J. Larson (Free Press, 352 pages, $15 paper) Imagine that in the 2004 U.S. presidential election, President George W. Bush […]

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Republican Doldrums


This article appears in the April 2006 issue of The American Spectator. To subscribe, click here. As the 2006 mid-term elections near, a sense of foreboding prevails among Republicans — the powerful in Washington and the rank-and-file around the country. Although George W. Bush is blamed by both groups, they are unhappy for different reasons. […]

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Here’s Johnny!


From The American Spectator, October-November 2002 Sen. John Edwards, the always cool first-term Democrat from North Carolina, seemed just a tiny bit ruffled as he lunched with me and his attractive wife, Elizabeth, in the U.S. Senate’s private dining room for Senators. Asked by me to describe his ideology, he said he was in “the […]

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