by | Aug 23, 2019

Billionaire, philanthropist, and free-market conservative activist David Koch died today, according to a statement from his brother Charles Koch. Koch’s fortune of $42.4 billion in total, amassed through his 42 percent ownership in Koch Industries, made him the 17th richest…

by | Feb 21, 2018

Evangelical legend Billy Graham died today at age 99. He counseled presidents and convicted thousands and brought them to Christ. There is a way to be reminded of his good works and be inspired to do your own: Download the…

by | Dec 30, 2017

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…

by | Aug 17, 2016

Movie and TV Director Arthur Hiller has passed away of natural causes. He was 92. Born to a Jewish family in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Hiller was reared on Yiddish theatre by his father who sold second-hand musical instruments. Hiller served…

by | Aug 16, 2016

John McLaughlin, the host of the syndicated political talk show The McLaughlin Group has passed away at the age of 89. McLaughlin had hosted the program from its inception in 1982 until missing the show for the first time this…

by | Aug 13, 2016

Folk singer Glenn Yarbrough passed away of complications of dementia on Thursday. He was 86. Yarbrough was drawn to folk music in 1950 when Woody Guthrie performed at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland. Somehow, Guthrie ended up in Yarbrough’s…

by | Aug 5, 2016

Character actor David Huddleston passed away on Tuesday at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico from complications of heart & kidney disease. He was 85. You probably don’t recognize his name, but his acting career in TV and movies…

by | Jul 20, 2016

Writer, director, producer and occasional actor Garry Marshall passed away on Tuesday of pneumonia following a stroke. He was 81. Marshall cut his teeth as a writer in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s of TV on shows like The…

by | Jul 11, 2016

Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times journalist Sydney Schanberg passed away on Saturday following a massive heart attack last Tuesday. He was 82. Schanberg was best known for his coverage of the Vietnam War, specifically the Nixon Administration’s secret bombing…

by | Jul 4, 2016

On Saturday night, I was attending a Marx Brothers play in New York City (which I shall elaborate upon in a few days). During intermission, my Dad, his friend and I got into a conversation about Meryl Streep and her…

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