Ralph R. Reiland Archives - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
by | Jan 5, 2017

The above question is what parents around the world might say to a supercilious kid who acts like he knows everything — Einstein as a global synonym for genius. The apple, it’s said, doesn’t fall far from the tree. Albert…

by | Oct 8, 2013

More than three years ago, at a $50,000-per-couple fundraiser (or $15,000 per person if you skipped the photo-op) at the five-star St. Regis Hotel in Manhattan, President Obama was in a feisty and confident mood. In office less than two…

by | Aug 14, 2013

How can they think they’re capable of managing a complex health care system, one-seventh of the entire U.S. economy, when they can’t even build a half-decent statue? That’s the question that came to mind about the bureaucrats, politicians, and central…

by | Aug 8, 2013

In 1960, Detroit had the highest per-capita income in the United States. Today, Detroit’s median household income is less than half the nationwide median household income, the city’s 36 percent poverty rate is triple the national rate, the proportion of…

by | Jul 30, 2013

“Detroit Free Press — 45 minutes ago — The Detroit City Council unanimously passed a resolution today calling for a federal investigation to see whether civil rights charges are warranted against George Zimmerman, who was acquitted July 13 of second-degree…

by | Jul 2, 2013

To help campaign workers in Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign to keep their eye on the ball, to stay focused on the public’s top concern, Clinton campaign manager James Carville coined the phrase “It’s the economy, stupid.” Carville was right….

by | Jun 25, 2013

SEA ISLE, N.J. — What’s really a bad deal is to be careful all year — no accelerating 0-to-60 mph in 2.7 seconds, no stopping at taverns in the city’s worst war zones for a beer — and then come…

by | Jun 11, 2013

With the U.S. economy in its slowest job-market recovery since World War II and still 2.6 million jobs short from its payroll peak in January 2008, it’s good to hear there’s finally someone in the Obama administration who says he…

by | May 14, 2013

Unless you’re a regular at sadomaso parties, it’s unlikely that you’ll ever see a poor soul being led around naked on a leash. Unlikely, that is, unless you were a neighbor of Ariel Castro. “Neighbors of accused kidnapper Ariel Castro…

by | Apr 18, 2013

It was nearly three years ago, June 2010, that the Obama administration billed the coming season as “Recovery Summer.” To pump up the administration’s hot-air balloon of optimism about an economic turnaround that supposedly was just around the corner, President…

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