Neal B. Freeman Archives - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
by | Dec 30, 2009

Every time the air fills with talk of tax increases, Bill Gates Sr. is trotted out to make the case that higher estate taxes are good for philanthropy, good for the country and good for goodness sake. Now, with the…

by | Aug 20, 2009

The news of Bob Novak’s death recalled a line of Roy Blount’s about a deceased friend: “I was shocked to learn of his death. It was so unlike him.” So it was with Bob Novak. He was so relentless in…

by | Jun 12, 2009

We reported last month on the controversy building around the new Ford Foundation CEO, Luis Ubinas. It now appears that we understated the scope of that controversy. As you may recall, Mr. Ubinas had announced in April a McKinsey-style reorganization…

by | May 22, 2009

There was a tizzy of speculation in January 2008 when Luis Ubinas was named the new (and ninth) President of the Ford Foundation. His résumé seemed to be of the garden variety: he was young and Hispanic, born in the…

by | Mar 23, 2009

I knew Steve Adams in college. He didn’t know me. He was a senior and I was a freshman and our relationship thus became frozen in time. When Steve is 105 years old and I am 102, he will still…

by | Dec 11, 2008

Princeton blinked. That sentence may not make belletrists forget “Call me Ishmael” or “Atlas shrugged,” but it will do nicely for now. You will remember that the Robertson family had charged that Princeton had repeatedly violated donor intent by misusing…

by | Nov 1, 2008

York, Maine— I’ve been down this road before. I first made the drive from York to San Francisco back in the proto-conservative era, running political errands along the way for one William F. Buckley Jr. All of us young conservatives,…

by | Apr 2, 2008

‘Tis the season for annual reports and we now know — exactly — who gave what to whom and for what hopeful purposes. This financial transparency provides both a database for scholars and a target for critics. In the dash…

by | Feb 5, 2008

PHOENIX, AZ — My editor, Jayson Blair, insisted I use that dateline. I’m actually covering the game from a corporate suite here at One Blackwell Plaza in Jacksonville. Not to worry, my friends — and I use that term warmly,…

by | Aug 4, 2006

This article appeared in the June 2006 issue of The American Spectator. To subscribe, click here. IT EVOLVED INTO a useful mechanism, the National Review Board of Directors. We knew early on that there would be no such thing as…

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