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by | Dec 24, 2019

There is nothing the least controversial about Clint Eastwood’s terrific Richard Jewell, except to the politically corrected mind. Like another…

by | Nov 12, 2019

Ben Stein received the John Von Kannon Service to the Cause Award at The American Spectator’s 52nd annual Robert L. Bartley…

by | Sep 7, 2019

Sitting down to write, I ask myself: Am I being fair? Is it according to Hoyle, kosher, and on the…

by | Aug 23, 2019

The Joe Rogan Experience works because the host exudes curiosity, the guests fascinate, the format (untethered to word counts or…

by | Jul 5, 2019

In a recent issue, High Country News (or HCN, a regional fortnightly newspaper published in Paonia, Colorado) Editor in Chief…

by | Jun 30, 2019

Last Monday I reported that Monsignor Walter Rossi, the rector of D.C.’s Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception,…

by | Jan 25, 2019

At the beginning of the Trump presidency, a few cautious editors, such as the Wall Street Journal’s Gerard Baker, questioned…

by | Jul 8, 2018

Washington I spent my first 30-plus years in the newspaper business as an editorial writer and later a columnist. Like…

by | Oct 17, 2017

Over the weekend, Salon published a list of “The 25 conservatives actually worth following on Twitter,” which turned out to…

by | Sep 27, 2017

On the occasion of my 50th anniversary of founding and editing The American Spectator, I feel moved to reflect on the parlous condition of the magazine business. We celebrated our anniversary just last night, and naturally I composed my reflections before the event. What makes this column something more than an occasion for indulgence is that the sickly condition of magazines is, of a sudden, a hot news item.

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