Ray V. Hartwell, III Archives - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
by | Oct 13, 2013

My wife and I spent the month of September in Greece. As always, there was no shortage of pleasant pursuits, from revisiting back issues of The American Spectator we took along, to sampling the seafood at the waterfront tavernas and…

by | Oct 7, 2013

Press and pundits on the left and right seem in agreement that our government’s ongoing “partial shutdown” highlights the extensive federal presence in our everyday lives. Unsurprisingly, the current predicament provides yet another illustration of this administration’s disturbing view that…

by | Aug 22, 2013

All across the country, people are gearing up for festivities that will mark the first annual “Joe Wilson Day.” Please let me be clear, this is not a day aimed at honoring the ambitious Joe Wilson who at last report…

by | Jul 24, 2013

In the House of Representatives, hearings before the Oversight and Government Reform Committee chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa (R. Calif.), on the conduct of the Internal Revenue Service, have continued. There is growing evidence of a carefully organized, administration-directed campaign…

by | Jun 24, 2013

Recently the Washington Post ran an article in which it reported that most Americans favored the recent gun control proposals that failed to gain approval in the U.S. Senate. In support of this story line, the Post relied on a…

by | Jun 14, 2013

President Obama and his administration now have a track record. Their patterns of behavior are well-established. For example, they utilize distraction, division, and deception as means of dealing with adverse developments, such as the recent (and continuing) run of “scandals.”…

by | Jun 11, 2013

Today, despite distractions proffered by the President and his media minions, many citizens are correctly focused on alarming scandals that serve to underscore how this administration has flouted the rule of law and abused the trust of the American people….

by | Jun 10, 2013

From time to time for decades now, whistle blowers have divulged to the press information on what they perceive to be abuses of power by government agencies and officials. Generally they have made disclosures to leading media institutions, presumably because…

by | Jun 10, 2013

There has been much written of late about the “higher education bubble.” One of the many problems plaguing our colleges and universities is a failure on the part of administrations and governing boards to, well, govern. So, indications that at…

by | Jun 5, 2013

As everyone paying attention knows, yesterday’s hearings in the House of Representatives saw some powerful testimony from an array of conservative organizations about their intimidation and harassment at the hands of the Internal Revenue Service. The testimony has been widely…

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