Category: In Print Fall 2022 - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
In Print Fall 2022
by | Jan 28, 2023

It was an “opinion day” like no other in recent judicial memory. June 24, 2022. Threats of violence had prompted erection of barricades outside of the Supreme Court building — and not the flimsy bicycle-rack railings used along parade routes…

by | Jan 27, 2023

A few years ago, when hard lockdowns were still in place, I took a road trip along the Ohio side of Lake Erie. I skipped the highway and instead rolled through town after town until I hit Port Clinton, where…

by | Jan 9, 2023

In some kingdom, in some land, beyond seven mountains, beyond seven rivers, beyond the hills, beyond the valleys, as every good Slavic folktale ought to begin, there lay a country where all the animals of field and forest lived in…

by | Jan 8, 2023

California’s general election results were anticlimactic. Governor Gavin Newsom was reelected by a nearly 58 percent to 42 percent margin over state senator Brian Dahle, a standard-issue Republican from California’s rural northern region. No one expected Dahle to have a…

by | Jan 8, 2023

I have vegan friends. Actually, I don’t, but I remember years ago, when, to get someone to listen to your anti–gay marriage opinion, you had to open with “I have a lot of gay friends, but…”  Postmodern courtesy. The truth…

by | Jan 7, 2023

Communism and the Conscience of the West By Fulton J. Sheen (TAN Books, 280 pages, $28) Born on the Midwestern plains of El Paso, Illinois, in May 1895, Fulton J. Sheen was ordained a priest in 1919 in the Catholic…

by | Jan 7, 2023

My name has now been added to the long and depressing list of high-profile academic “cancellations.” I recently resigned my tenured position at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, due to an episode — sadly typical of American higher education…

by | Jan 6, 2023

Democrats’ unstated midterm rallying cry to voters, a takeoff of their guiding mantra from an election thirty years ago, ordained, It’s not the economy, and you are stupid. Distract and deflect sum up in two words the Democratic Party’s winning strategy…

by | Jan 5, 2023

Billy Wilder on Assignment: Dispatches from Weimar Berlin and Interwar Vienna Edited by Noah Isenberg; translated by Shelley Frisch (Princeton University Press, 224 pages, $19 paperback) How did Billy Wilder (1906-2002) become the Hollywood legend who created such film classics…

by | Jan 4, 2023

A coming crisis over Taiwan is now popularly treated as a foregone conclusion. China is increasing its military budget, expanding its fleet, and securing regional allies, all the while saber-rattling over its small democratic neighbor. But uncertainty still underpins the…

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