Bill Kauffman

Politics

Is Andrew Cuomo about to finally get his comeuppance?

Almost a quarter of a century ago, New York voters, weary of Governor Mario Cuomo’s sanctimonious bullyragging, rejected the three-term incumbent. Mario’s son Andrew, now seeking his own third term in office, has worn out his welcome with greater celerity. But then the son has all of dad’s bad qualities (i.e., he’s an arrogant prick) […]

By Bill Kauffman

Cheap gimmicks are ruining baseball

Baseball’s minor leagues, that congeries of 247 farm teams scattered across the fruited plain, kick off (damn football; even its idioms invade other sports) a new season next week. The minors are the beating, or at least fluttering, heart of professional baseball. Its players—the cocksure, the self-doubters, the athletic princelings, the juicers and has-beens and […]

By Bill Kauffman

more writers

Stay informed

Thought-provoking commentary and opinion on politics, books and the arts.

Notice to Readers: The Spectator World and The American Spectator are marks used by independent publishing companies that are not affiliated in any way. If you are looking for The American Spectator, please click on the following link: https://spectator.org/. For more information on our name change, click here. Web-only content Copyright © 2021 The Spectator // Magazine content Copyright © 2021 The Spectator