William Murchison Archives - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
by | Feb 19, 2019

In case you hadn’t noticed, everything is in crisis these days. Race relations, the climate, male behavior, government shutdowns, immigration… Except that immigration, as crises go, was pretty small beer until President Trump swooped down last week with his proclamation…

by | Feb 12, 2019

The quest to make sense of America’s present political situation goes on… and on… and on… and… Oh, the heck (by which you know I mean something stronger) with it, inasmuch as what we see playing out before us —…

by | Feb 5, 2019

“Moral Authority.” Hmm. Who shoe-horned that notion into the national conversation? According to former Vice President Joe Biden, moral authority is the property that Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam forfeited when a photo from his 1984 medical school yearbook page came…

by | Dec 26, 2017

What’s the matter with the Democrats? The Capitol Hill Democrats, in this present case? Yes, I know. Partisanship: That’s what a question of this kind has smeared all over its face: raw, rank preference for capitalist, fascist Republicans over people-loving,…

by | Dec 19, 2017

Not without cause does the Good Book enjoin readers to avoid putting their trust in “princes,” a word we translate in the 21st century to mean “politicians.” The argument over how Christians should practice politics has rarely been more scrambled,…

by | Dec 12, 2017

“China Celebrates Xi Jinping With Fervor Not Seen Since Mao.” — Wall Street Journal, Dec. 10, 2017  And oh, what zeal!: Street-side banners and billboards; a Communist Party publicity tour to celebrate “General Secretary Xi’s words”; official choral performances and…

by | Dec 5, 2017

Rooms full of racket and non-stop commotion drive a person nuts. You want to clap hands over your ears and flee. Like now — from the rowdiness of what Reader’s Digest used to call — still may for aught I…

by | Apr 13, 2017

Pretty much everybody who reads The Benedict Option, Rod Dreher’s Rx for Christians flailed and battered by modernity, walks away with a tenacious opinion about the book — ranging from “Praise the Lord” to “What’s this guy talking about?”

I see this a high compliment to the accomplished Dreher, blogger and editor for the American Conservative magazine, who has the gift of disgorging well-reasoned sentences and paragraphs faster than many of us can articulate a Starbucks order.

by | Apr 11, 2017

We start to see again why Madeleine Albright, when she was Secretary of State, called America “the indispensable nation.” It was because back then, and before — a long time before; say, from 1941 forward — we were just that:…

by | Apr 5, 2017

An uncomplimentary picture takes shape in the mind: the Senate’s Democratic minority (save for a higher-minded handful) standing in a row, thumbs affixed to noses, fingers waving provocatively in the air, mouths emitting a rude sound commonly known as “The…

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