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An hour or so after I first met Don and he expressed his enthusiasm for the job that he thought he could handle at The American Spectator the thought hit me: “I’ve just met a crazy man.” Don was looking…

Washington My friend and colleague, Donald Rieck, died late last week in an automobile accident. He leaves two charming and very young children. He also leaves many friends throughout the conservative movement, and shocked colleagues at The American Spectator. He…

There’s a scene in Lord of the Rings where the hobbits ask Legolas what the elves are singing about Gandalf. He replies, “I have not the heart to tell you. For me, the grief is still too new.” That’s how…

As president of the American Spectator Foundation since 2016, Donald Rieck was our publisher, the man who worried and acted on his worries; the man who kept our office humming and afloat in uncertain times; our all-around go-to guy. A…

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