Ivan Osorio Archives - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
by | Jun 26, 2009

The Stoning of Soraya M. is a difficult film to watch, but worth taking the time to do so. The film, which opens today, depicts the stoning death of a young Iranian woman falsely accused of adultery. It highlights the…

by | Apr 15, 2009

The announcements by Senators Arlen Specter (R-Penn.) and Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) that they intend to vote against cloture on the so-called Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) has taken the legislation out of the headlines for now, as EFCA supporters seem…

by | Aug 29, 2008

Every four years, pundits look forward to Labor Day as the launch of the “real” election season. This year, it’s especially appropriate, since organized labor is going all-out to influence not only the November outcome, but policy into the next…

by | Feb 15, 2008

Last summer, I had the pleasure of witnessing the first spark of a small diplomatic row. On a hot June day beneath a searing sun, California Democratic Congressman Tom Lantos, who passed away this week, joined President Bush and others,…

by | Jan 17, 2008

Free trade creates new opportunities, jobs, and value for consumers. Now will someone please tell Congress? As it begins its new session, Congress’s agenda includes ratification of trade deals with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea. However, the Democratic majority has…

by | Jul 18, 2007

When Ken Burns releases a documentary, America watches. This is partly because of his uniquely compelling style, but also partly because his stories are those of America itself: the Civil War, jazz, baseball. But now some ethnic activists and politicians…

by | Jun 22, 2007

Union organizers never, ever intimidate workers whom they are trying to recruit. Believe me? Great! I’ve got a bridge to sell you. Sound crass? Well, Big Labor and their allies in Congress are trying to sell America just such a…

by | Dec 21, 2006

It’s a cliche of politics that the name of a proposed bill or initiative depends largely on its name. (More on this later.) It’s also a cliche now that free market advocates expecting Republicans to control the growth of government…

by | Oct 24, 2006

“Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon,” says the fifth rule of Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals, Saul Alinsky’s classic 1971 activist handbook. That’s because, “It is almost impossible to counterattack ridicule,” as Michael “tank moment” Dukakis…

by | Aug 15, 2006

Florida tourism officials rarely make headlines, but they once did with the slogan, “Florida. The Rules are Different Here.” Talk about truth in advertising — especially for the state’s southern tip. I grew up in Miami, so I read with…

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