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10 Reasons Trump Should Never Be President

Jennifer Sabin | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
Jennifer Sabin

If we get stuck with Trump, we'll all be raising our arms -- either in surrender or salute -- to America's first authoritarian president. And once he's put his little hand on that big book and sworn allegiance to this country, we're not going to be able to wriggle out of whatever he tries to pull over our eyes.

Professor Still Doesn't Think Historical Context Matters When Discussing Margaret Sanger

Terry Krepel | Posted 09.30.2016 | Politics
Terry Krepel

A few weeks back, I wrote about how conservative author and Grove City College professor Paul Kengor ignored historical context about Margaret Sanger's talk in 1926 to a Ku Klux Klan women's group, as well as cherry-picking the account of the speech in Sanger's autobiography.

I Did Not Come to Praise Richard Mellon-Scaife

Brian Ross | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Brian Ross

Richard "Dickie" Mellon-Scaife the reclusive billionaire publisher and heir of the 19th century Mellon Bank robber barons died at 82 on Friday, the final punctation of a dark biography of political manipulation and democracy demolition equal or greater to his more public friends the Koch brothers.

Trying to Make Republicans More Immigrant-Friendly

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.23.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

American Spectator columnist Ross Kaminsky reported on a private meeting last month between Republican Senate candidate Cory Gardner and "a small grou...

Jason Linkins

Sarah Palin Racks Up Another Trollgaze Magazine Cover | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

A forthcoming cover piece from The American Spectator will tell the story of how Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and one-time vice presidentia...

Vital Signs: A Continuing Exploration of Classical Music

David J. Michael | Posted 05.25.2013 | Arts
David J. Michael

Sometime last December, I was sitting in the apartment I was renting from some Dominican friars in Sweden when I got an email from a friend in Brooklyn. He was working on a documentary. Something about how the classical music industry was in trouble.

Immigration Hardliner's Outrageous Tweet

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.23.2013 | Latino Voices

One immigration hardliner has found a group of people he’s not opposed to allowing into the country: beautiful Mexican weather reporters. Robert...

How to Write a Clichéd, Unpersuasive Argument Against Drug Legalization

Scott Morgan | Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics
Scott Morgan

Let's take a moment to review some of the tactics on display here, which may go a long way towards illustrating why modern drug war apologists have been losing traction in the growing public debate over American drug policy.

Is The Book of Mormon Good for Mormons?

Danny Groner | Posted 05.27.2011 | Entertainment
Danny Groner

The project had been met with intrigue from its onset; now, though, some are second-guessing whether it is so controversial after all. Mormons have even reportedly been fans of the show.

General Petraeus DID NOT Betray Us

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Heather Robinson

Remember the scene from Woody Allen's film "Annie Hall" in which a pompous know-it-all is pontificating in a movie line about the ideas of media schol...