American Spectator

Is Time on Their Side?

Over countless news cycles that churned out multiple allegations of sexual harassment aimed at figures on the right (Donald Trump, then Fox News head honcho Roger Ailes and Fox anchor Bill O’Reilly), movie mogul Harvey Weinstein saw no cause to curb his brutish behavior, actor …

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Can Trump Deliver ‘a Great, Big, Beautiful Christmas Present’?

“We’re going to give the American people a huge tax cut for Christmas,” President Donald Trump explained in a cabinet meeting earlier this week. “Hopefully, that will be a great, big, beautiful Christmas present.” Five Republican grinches — Senators Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Bob Corker (Tenn.), …

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Yemen and U.S. Policy: Serious Rethinking Is Imperative

Warnings of a potential large-scale famine in Yemen following a Saudi naval and air blockade that the Saudis have agreed to ease have brought that country’s dire humanitarian situation to the forefront of media attention. Implicated in the controversy is U.S. policy in Yemen, since …

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Bay Area Takes Police-State Approach to Tobacco

Sacramento The 2014 death of Eric Garner spurred Black Lives Matter protests. In fact, Garner’s final words — “I can’t breathe” — became a rallying cry for the movement designed to combat overly aggressive police behavior. Garner was approached by police for allegedly selling “loosies” — individual …

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My Name Ain’t Bernie Bernstein — And Please Do Indeed Vote for Roy Moore

In a disgusting and vile act of right-wing Jew-hatred — something we do not see too much these days, though it lurks primarily among internet trolls — anonymous robo-calls were made to Alabama voters, allegedly by a Washington Post reporter named “Bernie Bernstein,” supposedly aiming …

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Pro Forma Republicans vs. Roy Moore

The most interesting question about the Alabama Senate race is why would the REPUBLICAN majority spend $30 million of precious money trying to defeat an established, conservative brand name politician in the state who is likely to mostly vote with the Republicans? After all, name …

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Private Property and Economic Freedom Saved the Pilgrims

Americans readily accept two opposing ideas about the first Thanksgiving — one bright and highly idealized, the other gray and somber, but closer to the truth. Jean Leon Gerome Ferris captured the first idea in a painting completed in 1915, some three centuries after the …

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The Rise of the Beta Male Sexual Harasser

The winds of what the New York Post calls Pervnado continue to gather strength, carving a hole through the beta male worlds of NPR, PBS, Hollywood, the New Republic, Vox, the New York Times, and MSNBC, among others. What emerges from this storm of scandal is a clearer picture …

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Florida Town Prepares to Lead the Nation in Defining and Combating Anti-Semitism

Bal Harbour is a small Florida town that is popular with snowbirds. With a population of approximately 3,000 to 8,000, depending on the time of the year, you’d expect this beachfront village, 30 minutes north of Miami, to concern itself only with pleasing tourists and …

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Hillary’s Turkeys: Thank You For Not Voting

“They cannot represent themselves. They must be represented.” — Marx A year ago, it was Donald Trump refusing to say he would accept the results of an election, it was Hillary Clinton calling that “horrifying,” and it was the Associated Press pronouncing the opinion of …

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