Gene Healy Archives - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
by | Jun 4, 2013

Devouring Freedom: Can Big Government Ever Be Stopped? By James Antle, III (Regnery, 256 pages, $30) As a workaday wonk who writes a weekly column, every day I’m condemned to force-feed myself great gobs of political news—a practice that, as social…

by | May 26, 2005

WASHINGTON — Thanks to the “Gang of 14” centrist senators, there’s been a temporary ceasefire in the filibuster battle, and not a moment too soon. The hypocrisy on both sides was getting to be too much to bear. Sen. Robert…

by | Apr 28, 2004

WASHINGTON — Touting his national service plan before a group of college students recently, John Kerry intoned: “this election is not just about what we’re going to do, it’s about what you’re going to do.” That formulation’s a little less…

by | Jan 20, 2004

WASHINGTON — For nearly 30 years, the D.C. government has conducted a public policy experiment based on the theory that if you deprive citizens of their constitutional right to keep and bear arms, you’ll reduce crime. Last week, federal district…

by | Dec 10, 2003

WASHINGTON — Mayor Bloomberg’s New York is only the most prominent example of a city recently fallen victim to a bad idea whose time has come: smoking bans in bars and restaurants. Bans have been imposed statewide in California, Florida,…

by | Dec 2, 2003

WASHINGTON — The pall of Bloombergism has fallen over the nation’s capital. On December 3, the D.C. city council will hold a public hearing on the Smokefree Workplaces Act of 2003, which would ban smoking in all bars and restaurants….

by | Oct 24, 2003

If you’ve got a long plane ride coming up and you’re looking for a book for your carry-on bag, don’t take Terrorism and Tyranny: Trampling Freedom, Justice and Peace to Rid the World of Evil (Palgrave-Macmillan, 432 pages, $26.95). It’ll…

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