by | Dec 3, 2018

Say what you will, but George H.W. Bush was a politician. But he was also, for lack of a better word as applied to our politics, a patrician. A classy guy, in other words. And so he died late on…

by | Nov 27, 2018

I half expected to enjoy The Front Runner. The new movie about the decline and fall of flash-in-the-pan Democratic candidate Gary Hart was rife with opportunity: a handsome, charismatic young liberal getting ready to challenge the bland middle-aged Establishment Vice…

by | Jun 27, 2018

Washington I have in my office a framed note from Donald Trump. It says, “Bob, Now We Really Did It. Thanks For All Of Your Help!” The note is dated January 13, 2017. He was responding to my congratulatory email…

by | Jun 26, 2018

Readers of The American Spectator are possibly aware that George Will, our Washington columnist of many years ago, quit the Republican Party over Donald Trump in the autumn of 2016 and just last weekend directed his readers to vote against…

by | Apr 24, 2018

I am not here today comparing “The Bushes” to any other political tribe or family extant or extinguished! That needs fully to be understood before I open my mouth wider. The highly publicized death and burial of the family’s matriarch…

by | Apr 18, 2018

Only two women were both wife to a president and mother to a president. One was Abigail Adams, who died 200 years ago, October 28, 1818; the other was Barbara Bush, who died yesterday, April 17, 2018. Mrs. Bush was…

by | Aug 18, 2017

Out of this week’s orgy of self-righteousness has come toppled statues in the South, a vandalized Lincoln Memorial in the North, a Democratic state senator in the Midwest calling for the assassination of President Trump, and numerous other examples of…

by | Jul 26, 2017

Loyalty — fealty to one’s nation, religion or smaller social group — is one of those concepts that Americans have allowed to lose its meaning. The media are the most guilty because they have decided that loyalty to the nation…

by | Jun 8, 2017

On June 5 a longtime writer for this magazine assumed his final repose at a hospital in Alexandria, Virginia, Vic Gold. Vic wrote on a wide range of issues here at AmSpec, always with intelligence, style, and a hint of…

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