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by | Dec 15, 2022

When Dwight D. Eisenhower left the presidency at the age of 70, there was excitement in the air as the torch of power was passed to “a new generation” exemplified by 43-year-old John F. Kennedy. The national media fawned over…

by | Nov 28, 2022

We normally think of bureaucracies as those dull gray buildings in Washington, D.C., full of career civil servants pursuing the interests of their bureaus and looking forward to retirement, certain that they cannot be fired or disciplined beforehand as long…

by | Oct 11, 2022

The Biden administration’s excessive use of executive orders, regulatory rulemaking power, and lawfare against state governments and other “intermediary institutions”; its dictatorial pandemic decrees; and its ongoing efforts to delegitimize the Republican Party as an organization of dangerous neo-fascists, lawless…

by | Jul 14, 2022

It is difficult, perhaps impossible, to describe just how bad President Joe Biden is at his job. Comparisons to Jimmy Carter are pervasive, but trite — and too flattering to Carter. Perhaps a more apt (and dark) analogy, given how…

by | Jun 14, 2022

Washington — For several years now I have been writing my memoirs in my spare time and have been having a lot of fun with them. There are writers who insist that writing is torture. Bill Buckley was that sort…

by | May 16, 2022

“Biden Fertilizer,” editorial cartoon by Yogi Love for The American Spectator, May 16, 2022.

by | Apr 12, 2022

Washington — I see that President Calvin Coolidge is in the news, along with his sidekick Warren Gamaliel Harding. Warren was a mediocrity’s mediocrity and was long held to be the worst president of modern times. That was until Jimmy…

by | Mar 5, 2022

The Jazz Age President: Defending Warren G. Harding By Ryan S. Walters (Regnery History, 320 pages, $25.44) Warren G. Harding, who was president from 1921 until his death in 1923, has been disparaged, defamed, and derided for the past century….

by | Feb 25, 2022

It is time to schedule a recall election for both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. They are clearly in over their heads and incapable of governing. Their tepid response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine is only…

by | Feb 24, 2022

Campaign of the Century: Kennedy, Nixon and the Election of 1960 By Irwin F. Gellman (Yale University Press, 504 pages, $35) I was but 14 in 1960, but do have a very personal memory of the Kennedy/Nixon campaign. We had…

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