American Spectator

The Silence of the Lambs

Is there a correct way to respond to a horrific tragedy? I’m thinking, of course, about the children in a Parkland, Florida high school, randomly shot dead by a deranged young man, long known by federal and local authorities to be dangerous, and the brave …

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Trump, Republicans Go on a Spending Spree

Washington White House budget director Mick Mulvaney would not allow cameras into the briefing room as he outlined President Donald Trump’s budget to reporters. He explained, “This is going to be really, really boring and really, really hard.” The session also threatened to be really, …

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It Took 100 Years for Liberals to Grasp That Russians Interfere

The grand jury indictments against Russian nationals secured by special counsel Robert Mueller make a strong case against foreign interference in American politics. They make no such case regarding collusion between the Trump campaign, or the campaigns of Bernie Sanders or Jill Stein for that …

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Sad Meals

McDonald’s plans to phase out cheeseburgers from Happy Meals by 2022. The fast-food kings look to provide a smaller serving of fries and include a choice of water, too. This seems as much a genuflection to market reality than penance for making America fat. People, …

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Wrong Prescription for Skyrocketing Prescription Drug Prices

Donald Trump’s budget contains several reforms aimed to save consumers money on prescription drugs. The proposal, whatever its merits, comes at an opportune time. An article published on Wednesday in Health Affairs by researchers affiliated with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services labeled prescription …

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When Do We Get to Talk About the Other Reasons?

It is hard for a great many people — and understandably so — to avoid thinking of “guns” instantly when we hear of a school shooting or other villainous attack against innocent people. And the chorus ensues: Why only in America? Yes, if we banned …

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A Woman in Full

I’m a woman who loves fashion. So much so that I told my physician daughter that, should I ever be on life-support, she might test my will to live by dangling a Chanel jacket in front of me. If my eyes didn’t light up, and …

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Harvard’s Inaccurate Picture of Municipal Broadband Pricing

A recent study from a Harvard University group claims that government-owned broadband networks offer lower prices than the networks of private providers, but the argument quickly falls apart when you drill down into the data. The report from the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard claims …

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Spare Us the ‘Conversation’

The pols and pundits most insistent upon holding a gun-control “conversation” in the wake of mass shootings at schools did the most to turn them into nihilistic wastelands. From the puffed-chest phonies on CNN and MSNBC, we hear a lot about sinister “lobbies” that intimidate …

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Juvenile Viciousness Is Here to Stay

Millions of horrified television viewers yesterday watched terrified students running from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, sick with fear, hands up. A 19-year-old former student who had been expelled had shot up the school, killing 17 students and injuring many more. Americans have …

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