Stephen Spruiell

Stephen Spruiell is a former staff reporter for National Review Online.

What’s the Ratio, Kenneth?

Remember when part of the president’s big plan for dividing Republicans following the midterms was going to be to force them to vote on the fiscal commission’s recommendations? Richard Wolffe, ...

American Exceptionalism

Food guru Dave Arnold writes, “American Country Ham is a national culinary treasure… Hams from Virginia, Kentucky and other states hold their own against Italian and Spanish hams and should ...

So Long, Solyndra

Back in May, I used Obama’s visit to a solar plant in California as a springboard to launch into a lament about the unsustainable nature of the “green-energy economy.” I ...

Re: Olby’s Ethics

I agree with Jonah. However, just because it is so cringe-inducing and unintentionally hilarious and really deserves to be re-posted at every available opportunity, here is the clip from the ...

The Root of the Problem

It isn’t tax cuts, or the lack thereof. It isn’t stimulus, or the lack thereof. It isn’t monetary policy that’s either too loose or too tight. It’s the balance sheets ...

Flake for Appropriations

Naming the five-term Republican from the land of Goldwater to the crucial spending committee would be a great way for John Boehner to begin the hard work he talked about ...