Shawn Macomber Archives - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
by | Jul 18, 2013

IN AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER sultry songbird Terry McKay (Deborah Kerr) offers a simple explanation for why the building Kong scaled was the perfect spot for her to rendezvous with wayward soul mate Nickie Ferrante (Cary Grant), marveling, “The Empire…

by | Jul 9, 2013

Last April Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe provided the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform testimony at turns both apocalyptic and utopian — a perfect specimen, really, of the peculiar mix of preening self-congratulations and accountability-shirking martyrdom that currently…

by | Jun 21, 2013

In a time when a supposedly elusive bipartisan consensus is actually alive and well in the service of statism and federalism is considered a quaint rhetorical device rather than a bulwark against tyranny, is it reasonable to believe long-discarded founding…

by | Feb 21, 2013

In his excellent, edifying study Political Folk Music in America From Its Origins to Bob Dylan, Lawrence J. Epstein tells the fascinating tale of the left-wing “free-spirited modern troubadours” who “envisioned themselves as moral auditors for the angels.” Of course, as…

by | Dec 28, 2009

“When Lorenzo Smith heard the chugging of the train, he felt for the revolver at his side.” So begins The First Assassin, John J. Miller’s superlative thriller about an unyielding assassin prowling Washington, D.C. during the tumultuous, uncertain days immediately…

by | Dec 24, 2009

Katherine Elliott Eastland discovered the hat amongst her grandmother’s piles of boxes, lists, and post-it notes shortly after the beloved matriarch passed away, a saucer of black velvet topped with a curlicue feather like a withered fern and two pins…

by | Dec 17, 2009

…shall indeed never die. Seriously, Drunk Four Year Old sounds like he has the right attitude and ideology to be a productive member of Pelosi’s caucus. Technically he should be 25, but if we can get around the First and…

by | Dec 16, 2009

I don’t know how you define “one-man,” but it probably isn’t the same way a certain histrionic Atlantic blogger chooses to. Two thoughts: Even Eve was less of a drama queen, and “marinating” ghost employees in one’s “cerebral juices” has got to…

by | Dec 15, 2009

I recently saw Oliver Stone on Bill Moyers, talking about his experience as a soldier in Vietnam, where he earned both a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart, and how it informs his opposition to the current Afghanistan surge. Credit…

by | Dec 14, 2009

From Klein’s Washington Post perch: At this point, Lieberman seems primarily motivated by torturing liberals. That is to say, he seems willing to cause the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people in order to settle an old electoral score. Yawn….

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