Vivien Chang

Vivien Chang is an editorial intern at The American Spectator. She is currently a rising senior at the University of British Columbia. Email her at or follow her on Twitter @vivienlchang.

Fightin’ Flake


All indications are that Rep. Jeff Flake is headed to the U.S. Senate. The Arizona Republican appears set to steamroll his intraparty challenger in today’s primary election, and in head-to-head polls, he has also consistently led his Democratic opponent. In Flake, Arizona Republicans know what they’re getting. Throughout his decade-long tenure, he has crusaded against […]

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Conservative Backlash to Obama’s ‘War on Religious Freedom’


American Spectator contributor George Neumayr told a lively crowd at the Heritage Foundation yesterday that President Obama’s religious sentiments align closely with the Marxist tradition. In 2008, the president opined that religion is a consolation for the “bitter,” which, Neumayr said, is “essentially a restatement of what Karl Marx had said about religion,” namely the […]

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DeMint: Supreme Court Ruling ‘Puts the Ball Back in Our Court’


This morning’s bombshell Supreme Court ruling upholding Obamacare knocked the wind out of conservatives, but Sen. Jim DeMint says he’s optimistic that it will fire up the base and improve Republican electoral prospects come November. “It puts the ball back in our court where it belongs in the first place — in the hands of […]

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Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare


It’s a sad day for all the liberty-loving people of this nation. After some initial confusion, it has been confirmed that the Supreme Court has upheld the individual mandate — the heart of Obamacare — in a 5-4 decision. Ross Kaminsky of TAS laments that “[this] is nothing short of a disaster for the nation, and […]

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Texas in Turmoil


By conservative acclamation, Ted Cruz should be headed to the U.S. Senate. The Harvard law grad has been deemed “the next great conservative hope” by National Review. As the son of a Cuban exile, he has at times been compared to fellow Tea Party darling Marco Rubio. During Cruz’s tenure as Texas solicitor general, he […]

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Ex-Democrat Artur Davis on His Evolution


Artur Davis, a former Democratic congressman who switched party lines earlier this year, says he’s bullish about the prospect of a Romney presidency. “There are about 10 million people who voted for Barack Obama four years ago that don’t plan to do it now,” Davis told the audience at the Newsmaker Breakfast hosted by The […]

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United in Fatherhood


Stark differences may have divided Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum during the acrimonious GOP primary campaign, but last week the ex-governor and former senator came together to celebrate a title they both share: Dad. Near the end of the three-day Faith and Freedom Conference on Saturday, with Father’s Day on the horizon, the pair addressed […]

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Frank VanderSloot on Making President Obama’s ‘Enemies List’


Frank VanderSloot, who is among the eight individuals on an “enemies list” released by President Obama’s campaign team on April 20, told the Heritage Foundation’s Bloggers Briefing on Tuesday that he’s proud of the distinction. Yet he is also still, perhaps, a little unnerved. This is “the first time a president of the United States […]

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Tom Coburn on the Debt ‘Disease’


Sen. Tom Coburn, a doctor, utilized his medical expertise when he declared that “the country’s sick” while discussing his new book, The Debt Bomb: A Bold Plan to Stop Washington from Bankrupting America at The Heritage Foundation’s Bloggers Briefing on Tuesday. His diagnosis? A dysfunctional political class right here in Washington. More specifically, he lamented […]

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