In Memoriam Archives - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
by | Sep 22, 2022

As a practicing Anglophile, heavy TV news consumer, and borderline insomniac, there was no chance that I would miss the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. The 4 a.m. ET start of coverage was less a deterrent than a lure.  I…

by | Sep 15, 2022

The American Spectator has lost a great, longtime friend with the death of Aram Bakshian Jr. Bakshian contributed to this publication for nearly 50 years. He started way back in the November 1973 issue (when this magazine was called The…

by | Sep 8, 2022

As news suddenly spread on Thursday afternoon that Queen Elizabeth II, 96, had passed, an outpouring of tributes flooded the airwaves. On Newsmax’s American Agenda, John Browne, former member of Parliament and former aide to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher —…

by | Sep 8, 2022

The death of Queen Elizabeth II will leave an enormous void. One fears for the future of the British monarchy in her absence. She represented dignity and standards in an age largely without them. Unfortunately, even the children and grandchildren…

by | Aug 26, 2022

“And bid the world Goodmorrow, and go to glory home!” – Emily Dickinson I am writing about this because it has been the only thing on my mind during the last few days. On Jan. 13, Terry Teachout, the theater…

by | Jul 8, 2022

Shinzo Abe, who was assassinated on Friday in the city of Nara (near Osaka, Japan) while giving a campaign speech, was Japan’s longest-serving prime minister and arguably America’s most important political ally in the post-Cold War world. After serving as…

by | Jun 23, 2022

The football world lost one of its most colorful characters this week when Tony Siragusa died unexpectedly at age 55. “The Goose” played seven seasons with the Indianapolis Colts and five with the Baltimore Ravens, where he starred on the…

by | May 21, 2022

James Bama, a nationally regarded painter, died in Cody, Wyoming, recently, four days short of his 96th birthday. I regret being out of touch with him for most of the last 14 years since I moved to Idaho. Jim was…

by | Feb 16, 2022

Tuesday night, Spanish time. I was watching Real Madrid play PSG and becoming possessed by an uncontainable rage. I thought that there could be nothing in the universe worse than the way my team was playing in Paris. But, of…

by | Jun 6, 2021

Records are made to be broken, so the saying goes. And most eventually are. See Roger Maris, Henry Aaron, even Barry “Pharmacy” Bonds. But some records seem less approachable than others. Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak seems fairly safe, especially…

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