Karl Spence

About Karl Spence

Karl Spence is a retired journalist living in San Antonio. His work has appeared in National Review, the Chattanooga Free Press, American Thinker and at www.fairamendment.us.

Stymied for Now, Trump Can Still Outflank the Democrats

President Trump is down but not out,” says the headline in the New York Post. Beneath it, columnist Michael Goodwin writes that Trump is “battered, bruised and beaten,” his polls cratering, his presidency “at low tide,” and his enemies “riding high.” Worse than that, Trump’s failure to extract from those enemies any funding

By | 2019-01-29T22:22:32+00:00 January 29th, 2019|

Breaking the Crime-Race Nexus

Sister Souljah had a point. Younger readers may have some trouble figuring out who Sister Souljah was, or what her point might have been. We’ll get to that. For now, let’s just say that if Donald Trump were to gather a group of black leaders around him and say, “Sister Souljah had a

By | 2018-12-01T21:59:44+00:00 November 30th, 2018|

Our Empathetic President

One night in New York City, a young college student named Seth Barkas was accosted by two teenagers pretending to be panhandlers but actually intent on robbery. Their knives dealt him wounds from which he died a few days later. The crime and its aftermath hit Seth’s kid sister Janet hard: If I

By | 2018-11-10T12:09:44+00:00 November 8th, 2018|

What Is Racist?

The English language has its peculiarities. Two English words that appear to be opposites to one another can instead be synonyms. If someone is telling you something you don’t want to hear, you may find his “blunt” and his “pointed” comments equally galling. Conversely, a single word can have two opposite meanings. “Sensitive,”

By | 2018-10-31T18:40:17+00:00 October 31st, 2018|

Our Slave Heritage

Every day of the week, marriage counselors work with unhappy couples whose relationships have been soured by unresolved grievances. In such cases, the counselor’s job usually involves more than simply getting one spouse to own up to his or her offenses. The aggrieved one may also have to come to terms with her

By | 2018-07-22T23:08:21+00:00 July 23rd, 2018|

Refighting the Indian Wars

Did you hear about how Facebook censored a passage from the Declaration of Independence as “hate speech”? The Vindicator, a small daily newspaper in Liberty, Texas, had been posting passages from the Declaration on its Facebook page in the days leading up to July 4th. The project went smoothly until it reached the

By | 2018-07-12T19:33:24+00:00 July 11th, 2018|