Matthew Walther Archives - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
by | Oct 31, 2013

Darrell Issa strives mightily to keep the president’s scandalabra aflame. IT WAS ABOUT 85 degrees on the third floor of the Rayburn House Office Building, but Darrell Issa was offering me scotch. Sort of. Until I graciously accepted. “Well, I’d…

by | Oct 30, 2013

Immigration Sí, Schumer No! By F.H. Buckley So let’s hear it for immigration. No, not Chuck Schumer’s 1,200-page monstrosity winding its way through Congress. No one can be for that unless one has read it, and I don’t think many people have done…

by | Oct 1, 2013

In an excellent and wide-ranging speech delivered just a few minutes ago on the floor of the Senate, Jeff Sessions, arguably the sanest politician in the United States, made an important point about the debate over Obamacare: Who (I’m paraphrasing…

by | Oct 1, 2013

Your mail will arrive as usual, your check for Social Security or unemployment will come on time, your Medicare benefits will still be available, federal air traffic will be directed, the TSA will harass travellers, meat will be inspected, supposedly dangerous products…

by | Sep 26, 2013

Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography: From Grantham to the FalklandsBy Charles Moore(Knopf, 857 pages, $35) IN A MAY 1988 diary column for the London Spectator, Charles Moore came clean: “I cannot wholly admire a woman who gave a job, however minor, to…

by | Sep 25, 2013

That’s right. Takes me back to the last time I wrote a blog post in the middle of the night. Probably I shall go to bed now. It’s been a long, strange trip: several 30-plus minute questions; a fair number of…

by | Sep 25, 2013

THE AMERICAN LIBRARY Association is, as its name suggests, a professional organization for librarians and, increasingly, for the computer network administrators, social media gurus, and all-around efficiency mavens who bolster the staffs of American public and academic libraries. It is…

by | Sep 22, 2013

All I can say is, “Come on, Aaron.” What does Rand Paul have to do with any of this? There is all the difference in the world between Godfrey Bloom, an Alf Garnett-like character whom no one in his right mind has…

by | Sep 21, 2013

Aaron doesn’t understand the purpose that Ukip serves in British politics. This misapprehension leads him to make pragmatic arguments on behalf of a party that will never end up in government. British conservatives vote Ukip to express their frustration with…

by | Sep 20, 2013

I for one am sorry that Nigel Farage has withdrawn the whip from Godfrey Bloom. Everyone knows that his “sluts” comment was a joke. Besides, I’ve never seen a more effective parody of left-wing phony outrage than this one:

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