Michael Johnson Archives - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
by | Sep 23, 2013

As the NSA phone records scandal recedes in the public consciousness, private marketers are quietly invading our computer systems in their own intrusive ways, enabled by a sea of floating data around social networks and related sites. Taken together, privacy…

by | Sep 18, 2013

Vladimir Putin’s first foray into the American op-ed world has produced far more heat than light since its publication Sept. 12. The 1100-word screed under Putin’s byline was a masterpiece of chutzpah, portraying the Russia president as a God-fearing protector…

by | Apr 22, 2013

The first edition of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition since the founder’s recent death is well under way as 30 preselected young pianists prepare for two weeks of playoffs beginning May 24 in Fort Worth, Texas. Piano and music…

by | Apr 8, 2013

Distant Intimacy: A Friendship in the Age of the Internet,Frederic Raphael, Joseph Epstein (Yale University Press, 335 pages, $30) Eavesdropping on other people’s e-mails — if truth be told — can be one of life’s guilty pleasures, so it was with…

by | Oct 5, 2009

One French woman jumped to her death from her office window. A few days later a man leapt off a highway overpass into the path of onrushing cars and was killed. And 22 others from the same company, France Telecom,…

by | Jul 28, 2009

BORDEAUX — Anyone visiting Italy, France, Germany or Holland this summer is likely to be struck by increasing signs of abject poverty on the streets. Begging has expanded noticeably, often by elderly men and women or mothers carrying small babies. A…

by | Jul 21, 2009

Media mavens have been predicting it for some time, but when the once-powerful Business Week magazine went on the block last week — reportedly for one dollar — it came as a shock, perhaps most of all to the BW…

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