Andrew B. Wilson Archives - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
by | Dec 29, 2017

What’s wrong with you, Missouri lawmakers? Why so weak and feckless? This is your conscience calling. I speak to all of you who call yourselves conservatives — the champions of limited government and economic freedom. Another year has come and…

by | Dec 7, 2017

Franklin D. Roosevelt called it “a date which will live in infamy.” Today, more than three quarters of a century later, there is another reason for remembering Pearl Harbor: It evoked a response that kept much of the civilized world…

by | Jan 6, 2017

As someone who ran his own business for many years, I am aware of the difference between cost and price, even if it is something that eludes many political leaders and more than a few businesspeople with their noses in…

by | Sep 27, 2013

A couple of days ago, the word on the street was that J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. would have to take a $3 billion hit in order to reach a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over charges that it…

by | Aug 12, 2013

They used to say the Phil Mickelson was the best golfer never to win a major. Mickelson broke through with his first major after a dozen years on the circuit, including 17 top-ten finishes and six second- or third-place finishes between…

by | Aug 5, 2013

British Foreign Secretary, Sir Edward Grey had a terrible premonition as he saw the gas lights being lit in London on the evening of August 3, 1914. Knowing that Britain would declare war on Germany the next day, he was…

by | Aug 2, 2013

Asked to name his worst failing, Barack Obama surprised the adoring Barbara Walters with a one-word answer — “Laziness.” “You lazy?” she gasped. “You know, it’s interesting,” the president mused in an interview that aired Dec. 23, 2011. “There’s a…

by | Jul 11, 2013

How did the Great Sphinx at Giza — with the body of a lion and the head of King Khafre — lose his nose? It was not through long exposure (some 4,000 years) to the elements. Rather, it was an…

by | Jul 4, 2013

Give the Islamic government under the just-deposed Egyptian president this much credit: It was the Obama administration’s equal in economic illiteracy and incompetence. Mohammed Morsi tried to control prices and supply in Egypt’s energy sector in the same way that…

by | Jun 24, 2013

During the Berlin Airlift, U.S. Air Force Colonel Gail Halvorsen — the original Candy Bomber — dropped chocolates, chewing gun, and other treats for children on the streets of Soviet-blockaded West Berlin. Soon other U.S. air crews did the same…

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