Gerald D. Skoning Archives - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
by | Dec 11, 2017

Imagine a sub-zero winter morning. You are worried your car might not start. You turn the ignition key and wait, and wait, and wait. For a total of 19 hours, 35 minutes, you wait to learn that your car has…

by | Dec 4, 2017

Holiday wreaths being hung in October? Santa Claus making appearances in November? Christmas music before Thanksgiving? Enough! I think we need a new federal law to rein in the expanding duration and outlandish excesses of the Christmas holiday season. Now, critics…

by | Apr 12, 2017

The Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings on Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch were a week-long tutorial on the separation of powers under our Constitution. The proceedings examined in excruciating detail the role of the Congress to make laws and…

by | Mar 20, 2017

The average human brain has 100 billion neuron cells and boasts another 100 trillion synapses. Now, that’s an amazing amount of memory and computation power all jammed into a three-pound human organ. By contrast, bee brains are small, or should…

by | Mar 6, 2017

Astronomers have announced the discovery of several Earth-size planets orbiting a cool red dwarf star named Trappist-1 about 40 light years, or just 235 trillion miles, from Earth (quite close in cosmic terms). Some of these could have water on…

by | Oct 1, 2013

Recently, NASA announced that its spacecraft Voyager I, which was launched in 1977 during the Carter administration, has left our solar system and is hurtling into interstellar space. Voyager is currently an astonishing 11.6 billion miles from Earth.  While Voyager’s scientific…

by | Sep 11, 2013

The Pentagon has been preparing for “a punitive strike” on Syria to degrade its chemical weapons capabilities and deter any further use of those horrible weapons.  The Navy has dispatched a fleet of four destroyers and a submarine all with…

by | Aug 8, 2013

It was the year 2045 and America no longer manufactured anything. The GNP was now based entirely on the service industry. The value of the U.S. dollar had slumped to an all-time low. The yen and euro now ruled the…

by | Aug 5, 2013

Congress is going on vacation for the entire month of August… again! The lawmakers’ “summer recess” is an annual tradition that neither the troubled economy, the continuing sequester, nor the urgent need for immigration reform will change. All that proclaimed…

by | Jul 22, 2013

They were formally summoned into court in Sanford, Florida, in early June without being accused of any crimes or misdemeanors. For many of them, it was their first time in a courthouse, much less a courtroom.  Once in the courthouse,…

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