Halloween Archives - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
by | Oct 31, 2022

With Halloween came a new batch of articles, news segments, and podcasts lambasting and warning of unintended cultural appropriation. In an Oct. 14 PBS article, author Beatrice Alvarez admonished families that many costumes are “actually hurtful to many people because…

by | Oct 30, 2022

There’s many a curious way to mark Halloween. I’ve told Bob Tyrrell, founder of this venerable publication, about a fellow columnist of mine at the Pitt News in the late 1980s, Mario Oliverio. Like many young conservatives of our generation,…

by | Oct 30, 2022

I have a Halloween admission to make. I believe in witches. They don’t fly on broomsticks anymore. Now they have a more effective means to spread their evil and curse the land — political power. What of it they cannot…

by | Oct 28, 2021

All Hallows’ Eve has been haunted by wokeness since universities — from Yale to across the pond at my alma mater, the University of Kent — began banning “culturally insensitive” costumes at campus parties. The season’s scary movies aren’t immune from…

by | Oct 14, 2021

Am I the only person who bristles at homes that sport “No person is illegal,” “Love is Love,” and “Hate Has No Home Here” signs without a trace of irony or self-consciousness? It reminds me of a healthcare-related place I…

by | Nov 17, 2020

The first Christmas tree on our block popped up the day after Halloween. Soon enough, garlands of white lights began to adorn neighborhood trees and doorways. It’s Christmas — except that it’s not. From what I can see, Thanksgiving has…

by | Nov 1, 2020

I have been alive for 74 Halloweens, and this is the scariest Halloween yet, by a very long way. For starters, Halloween has been canceled altogether here in Beverly Hills. When I was a child back in Silver Spring, Maryland,…

by | Oct 3, 2020

“Hush! Hush! Hush! Here comes the Bogeyman! Don’t let him come too close to you, He’ll catch you if he can!” — “Henry Hall” (1932) On Thursday night, President Trump announced that he and Melania had tested positive for COVID-19…

by | Oct 31, 2019

The Federal Reserve lowered its funds rate 25 basis points, the third such cut this year, on Wednesday to a 1.5 to 1.75 range. “Consistent with its statutory mandate, the Committee seeks to foster maximum employment and price stability,” the…

by | Nov 2, 2017

John and Jane Doe (not their real names) obviously loved Halloween. For 20 years they’d been putting up an elaborate display on their front lawn, for the amusement of their children and the neighborhood. Not just the usual witches, goblins,…

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