Arnold Steinberg Archives - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
by | Dec 21, 2017

When The American Spectator speaks, President Trump listens. Somewhat more than two months ago, I explained in some detail here in TAS why President Trump should pardon Sholom Rubashkin. Indeed, President Trump’s just announced commutation (an exoneration, as I see…

by | Apr 10, 2017

“I really believe that we should have and still should take out Assad’s airfields and prevent him from being able to use them to bomb innocent people and drop Sarin gas on them,” proclaimed Hillary Clinton on Thursday, in her…

by | Mar 24, 2017

Long ago and barely 20 years old, I was a dinner guest at the Georgetown home of Katharine Graham. She had become publisher of the Washington Post five years earlier, when her predecessor (and husband) committed suicide. Not to despair:…

by | Mar 20, 2017

This is not about my hometown newspaper but about America. The Los Angeles Times is a metaphor for the hysterical reaction to the proposed elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Friday’s front page included a photo of…

by | Mar 16, 2017

“They may have been phony in the past but they are real now.” — Sean Spicer, March 10 “This is going to be a new era for American jobs and job creation,” President Donald Trump proclaimed Wednesday in a speech…

by | Feb 22, 2017

Strange, but in the final editing of my book, which is much concerned with the American conservative movement, I cannot find a single mention of the “alt-right.” I don’t know what the alt-right is, or anyone in it. Perhaps it…

by | Feb 13, 2017

More than a half century ago the establishment (is there any other kind?) liberal Bennett Cerf (a panelist on the What’s My Line? television game show that ran 17 years), a founder of the venerable Random House, decided that Ayn…

by | Feb 6, 2017

“You think our country’s so innocent?” President Donald Trump responded with a rhetorical question. Bill (allegedly “no spin”) O’Reilly had challenged the president’s seeming amiability toward Vladimir Vladimirovich (he doesn’t use his middle name) Putin. O’Reilly then seemed patronizing, he…

by | Jan 17, 2017

The first time I met Democrat Maxine Waters was nearly a generation ago when she was a Member of the California State Assembly. At the State Capitol with the Republican Minority Leader of the State Assembly, I entered a “Members…

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