John C. Wohlstetter Archives - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
by | Feb 15, 2019

The omnibus budget deal to avert a shutdown includes $1.375 billion to construct 55 miles of barriers. The bill contains restrictions on use of funds for anything but the specific numbers, precluding the president from using money appropriated by Congress….

by | Apr 18, 2017

In 1985 I spent 13 days in Russia — then officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.), but which I will call Russia for reader convenience. I traveled with 100 others, under the august auspices of the Smithsonian Institution….

by | Mar 10, 2017

In 1962, authors Fletcher Knebel and Charles Bailey published a novel, Seven Days in May, about a nearly successful right-wing military takeover of the federal government by generals appalled by a nuclear disarmament accord placed before the Senate for ratification….

by | Feb 14, 2017

It has long been evident that the process of confirming legions of appointees — which takes place even as countless legislative matters are considered — has overwhelmed the resources of Congress to expeditiously process them. Administrations find that many positions…

by | Jan 23, 2017

The 73 days between the Nov. 8 election and President Trump’s inauguration saw Democrats adopt a “scorched earth” policy: seeking recounts in Rustbelt states; openly calling on electors to switch (which ultimately backfired, as Hillary lost 5 EVs to Trump’s…

by | Oct 22, 2009

One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War By Michael Dobbs (Vintage Books, 426 pages, $17 paper) Anyone old enough to recall the fortnight in October 1962 when all-out nuclear war between the United…

by | Aug 10, 2009

The Israel Test By George Gilder (Richard Vigilante Books, 296 pages, $27.95) This latest book from one of the planet’s intellectual titans of the past generation is one of his most important. Given George Gilder’s astonishing range and foresight —…

by | Jul 7, 2009

Governor Sarah Palin’s stunning early resignation elicited predictable surprise and sympathy from most of her supporters, and equally predictable surprise and sheer glee from most of her detractors. The question uppermost in the minds of political types was when, if…

by | May 1, 2009

One Second After  By William D. Fortschen, with a foreword by Newt Gingrich (Forge Books, 352 pages, $24.95) Author William D. Forstchen, who has co-authored six books with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, has novelized one of America’s worst national…

by | Mar 26, 2009

House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street by William D. Cohan (Doubleday, 468 pages, $27.95) If the August 2007 implosion of the subprime mortgage lending market signaled the impending burst of the housing asset…

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