Ben Stein Archives - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
by | Jun 1, 2021

In the 20th century, three of the most horrifying events in mankind’s history took place: The genocide by the Nazis against the Jews, in which six million totally innocent Jews were cruelly tortured and murdered out of sheer evil, racism,…

by | Feb 25, 2019

Sunday I’m down here in Greenville, South Carolina. I’m visiting my son Tommy with my glorious travel companion, Bob, keeping me company. My other glorious friend, Judah, is keeping my wife company as she lies ill at our home in…

by | Feb 19, 2019

Now for the charming topics of Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, Ed Markey, and the so-called “Green New Deal.” If ever there was a multi-pronged way to snatch Depression from the Jaws of prosperity, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez seems to have hit upon it. Ms….

by | Feb 17, 2019

Well, it had to happen. We were taught in econ 101 (actually my first class in econ was “Money and Banking” taught by my parents’ dear, dear friend from the University of Chicago, C. Lowell Harriss) that if you keep…

by | Feb 4, 2019

It’s raining here in LA. Not cool. I liked it much better when it never rained. LA is not too much fun in the rain. The sky is gray and it’s cool. I’ll go swimming anyway. Okay, get ready to…

by | Dec 26, 2017

Christmas Oooh, Merry Christmas, baby. Up early to write a letter of thanks to my wife to accompany the Christmas gifts I bought her. She’s a goddess/saint, so it’s easy to express happiness about her. She is as close to…

by | Dec 19, 2017

Sunday Just a few days until Christmas. As usual, everyone’s going crazy. One of my closest friends, an ultra-tall, very beautiful young single mother, is frantic because all of her friends have been posting pictures of all of the presents…

by | Dec 15, 2017

Wednesday A strange day. I awakened in my room in Rancho Mirage, looking out at the swimming pool and the golf course and the brown, barren mountains. I made myself a fried egg, ate it, and then went swimming. Our…

by | Dec 14, 2017

Now for a few words about money and race. It’s hardly a secret that black households in this country as a group are substantially less well off than white families. The income gap between white and black families has narrowed…

by | Dec 7, 2017

An ashen day in many ways. There are fires burning all around our bone dry Southern California. Thank God, there are none near our house in Beverly Hills, but the sky is an ominous grey color. It looks as if…

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