877px-phyllis_schlafly_by_gage_skidmoreKingmakers Beware

Phyllis Schlafly’s never-ending campaign outlives her

By Rick Perlstein

Phyllis Stewart Schlafly (b. 1924) did not invent the practice we now call “trolling.” (Richard Nixon had been pretty good at it since the 1940s.) She just lowered it to unprecedented depths of perfection. In 1975, in response to complaints from conservatives about the ideological uniformity of Illinois’s Commission on the Status of Women, the governor appointed her to the body, which at that point had unanimously supported passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. Schlafly began publicly referring to it as the “SOW Commission.” When others took offense, she affected surprise: that—Status of Women—was its acronym, after all. And besides, “these women who are complaining are the same ones who call men chauvinist pigs.”

Read

640px-green_kratom_leafTea Action

Why is the DEA banning a safe treatment for opioid addiction?

By Michael Payne

Heroin and prescription painkiller addiction is rampant throughout the United States; in many parts of the country, it’s difficult to find someone who hasn’t been touched by the epidemic. The crisis has particularly affected low-income communities, but a recent wave of opioid-related deaths of celebrities, including Prince and Philip Seymour Hoffman, shattered any illusions that opioid addiction only hits people of a particular class or region.

Even politicians have taken notice. Throughout the presidential campaign, addressing opioid abuse has been a rare issue with bipartisan support.

Read

6406347599_2f1f7b8f2c_bEvent: Mobilizing to Defeat Climate Change

Join the New Republic for a panel on defeating climate change

By Washington Spectator Read

F-15E_aircraft_over_IraqA Dim Attack on Dumb Policy

Trump’s simplistic critique of Clinton’s failures against ISIS

By Scott Ritter Read

Fusil_photographique_Marey2Dark Passages

Hollywood, tabloids, and images of criminality at the Met

By Isabel Ortiz Read

SIGN UP for our
FREE e-newsletter

  • BREAKING NEWS AND COMMENTARY
  • EXCLUSIVE ANALYSIS
  • ON-THE-GROUND REPORTING

Subscribe below to start receiving your FREE E-NEWSLETTER right away…


Follow Us Online

  


Subscribe to The Washington Spectator Print Edition

Don’t miss an issue
of what Bill Moyers calls…

“a bright light
in this bleak city”

CLICK HERE TO
SAVE 1/3 OFF
THE REGULAR PRICE

Special introductory offer
for new subscribers