Subscribe Today - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
Subscribe Today

Looking to Gift A Subscription of The American Spectator?

Quality Journalism Should be Intellectual Balanced Supported

Good journalism reports the facts. Good commentary makes one think. Great journalism and commentary capture the truth. The American Spectator has a great journalistic tradition. Readers leave with  understanding of the issues and a more enlightened point of view.

Why We Matter


The American Spectator was founded in 1924  by George Nathan and Truman Newberry over a cheap domestic ale in McSorley’s Old Ale House. In 1967, the Saturday Evening Club took it over, rechristening it The Alternative: An American Spectator, but by November 1977 the word “alternative” had acquired such an esoteric fragrance that in order to discourage unsolicited manuscripts from florists, beauticians, and other creative types, the club reverted to the magazine’s original name. Published remarkably without regard to gender, lifestyle, race, color, creed, physical handicap, or national origin.
The American Spectator Foundation educates the public on new ideas, concepts, and policies that favor traditional American values, such as economic freedom, individual liberty, self-sufficiency, and limited government.  To this end, the Foundation also trains and cultivates young writers for careers in journalism and serves as an outlet for a host of both young and established conservative writers and thinkers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Like most other online publications, The American Spectator allows visitors a limited number of free articles per month. If you are seeing a paywall, you have hit our monthly limit; to continue reading, please register here.

. First make sure that you have successfully subscribed by checking your inbox for a confirmation email from us. If you have no such email, please try subscribing again here.

2. If you have a confirmation email, make sure you are inputting the correct email address in our login screen.

3. Make sure you have entered the correct password for your account. This is the most common reason subscribers are unable to log on. If you are unsure about your password, click the “Forgot your password?”  button (located under the password form). Then enter your account email address and click “Reset Password.” Finally, check your inbox for an email from The American Spectator that will contain a password reset link.

If you do not see the password reset email in your inbox, please check your spam folder.

If you are still having issues, feel free to contact us.

Usually this means that your subscription was cancelled due to either a problem with your payment method or manual cancellation.

Click the “Edit Account” button on the top right corner of the page and navigate to the “Subscriptions” tab on the left. From here you can check your subscription status. If your subscription has been cancelled, you will need to resubscribe here.

For security purposes we can only keep accounts logged in for 60 days at a time; every 60 days your account will be automatically signed and you will have to sign back in using the “LOGIN” button in the top right corner. There are a number of possible reasons for this issue, but the most common cause involves the “cookies” setting on your web browser. Our website relies on cookies to remember your account while you are browsing the site. Before checking your cookies settings, first make sure you have a working subscription by checking your inbox for a confirmation email. Next, make sure you have the “remember me” box checked when you log in. To check your cookies, please visit this link. Make sure you have JavaScript, Cookies, and Third-Party Cookies enabled. If any of these are disabled, please follow the “How to Enable” instructions on the right side of the page. If you have followed all these steps and continue to run into problems, please contact us and include the name of the web browser you are using to access our site.

Our basic Digital subscription plan allows unlimited access to our articles, but it does include advertisements. If you would prefer an ad-free experience please upgrade to our Patriot plan. More info on subscriptions can be found here. If you have a Digital+ or Patriot plan and continue to see ads, please make sure you are logged in while reading articles.

Once you are logged in, simply click the “Edit Account” button in the top right corner of the page. Using the tabs on the left side of the account page, you can change all of your account information. For payment changes or cancellations, click the “Subscriptions” tab, then click the green “Actions” button. This will open a menu from which you can choose to change your card information or cancel your subscription.
The most common reason for unexpected behavior on these pages is using an outdated web browser. Like most websites today,  does not support Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge; as a result, we cannot guarantee all of our features will work properly when accessed with these browsers. Supported web browsers include Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Opera — make sure to regularly update your browser to ensure best performance.

Although The American Spectator lives online for the most part, our Patriot and Foundation subscribers will receive special print magazines with exclusive content in the mail. Make sure your account’s address information is correct in order to receive print editions!

Monthly Subscriptions

Your subscription will renew monthly at the current rate unless you ask us to cancel. You may cancel any time before your next billing.

Annual Subscription

Your subscription will renew annually at the current rate unless you ask us to cancel. You may cancel any time before your next billing.

Foundation Membership

Your membership will bill quarterly at the current rate unless you ask us to cancel. You may cancel any time before your next billing.


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: The American Spectator, 122 S Royal Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314, You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact