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How We’re Forgetting the Greatest Generation’s Message to Us

by Hugh Taylor | Mar 10, 2023 | Opinion

In 1974, a squirrel trap in the attic of our big house in Scarsdale, New York, snagged a rat. My father took the rat out into the driveway, doused it with lighter fluid, and burned it alive right in front of me. I was 9. It shocked me that my father—the son of impoverished immigrants, who had […]

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A Fork in the Road

by WS Editors | Nov 3, 2022 | Opinion

Before heading to the polls next week, voters are encouraged to peer over the horizon at what a government controlled by the far right in this country will actually look like. For this elections issue of The Washington Spectator we have drawn on some of the valuable reporting and commentary we’ve seen recently that bears […]

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Dave Troy

The Wide Angle

by | Oct 16, 2022 | Opinion, Politics, The Wide Angle

In June, The Washington Spectator published my long-form investigation into the complicated history behind the January 6th insurrection, Paranoia on Parade. Covering nearly a century, the piece was the result of several years worth of collaborative research, looking into root causes and obscure movements that busy reporters at our daily papers understandably have little time […]

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The Debate Over Interest Rate Hikes

by WS Editors | Mar 16, 2022 | Opinion

The unfolding war on the Russian border. Lingering Covid disruptions. Runaway inflation. The news service Axios reports that when U.S. corporate leaders look ahead at 2022, they see minefields everywhere. “Uncertainty, which CEOs dread, abounds. Supply-chain snarls, labor shortages, inflation, rising pay and soaring demands for new benefits and work flexibility are driving up costs and […]

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Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin

By Preserving Bob Dole’s Bipartisan Voting Rights Legacy, Manchin and Sinema Can Help Save Democracy

by David F. Durenberger and Ralph G. Neas | Jan 3, 2022 | Opinion, Politics

One month ago, we lost a giant of American democracy, Bob Dole. A national hero and statesman who was seriously and permanently injured on a battlefield in Italy while protecting his country from foreign threats, Dole epitomized what it meant to be a public servant. To honor his life, we should learn from his legacy. […]

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