American Spectator

Can School Choice Reduce Crime?

We know different parents have different preferences regarding how their children are educated. Some may place an emphasis on standardized test scores, while others want certain moral or religious values. And most all parents care about sending their child to a safe learning environment. That’s why the …

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Bedeviled, Bothered, and Bewildered in Minnesota

The Devil was planning an excursion to Belle Plaine, Minnesota, but the city council derailed his visit. The town’s Veterans Memorial Park has been a focus of controversy since January 2017. Well, not the entire park, just a particular portion of it. The park had …

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Will ‘Opportunity’ or ‘Inequality’ Motivate Imminent Reforms?

Google’s Ngram, which charts the use of written words over time, tells us something profound in its display of the opposing trajectories of “inequality” and “opportunity.” As “inequality” enjoys the growing inequality between the two terms, the chance for “opportunity” shrinks. Given the chart abruptly …

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Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

How many men and women in America are still with the first person they dated or got engaged to? Remember those vows, till death do us part? When in reality, for many, it should be “till divorce did us part.” Sometimes couples “consciously uncouple,” and …

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Always Do More of What the Media Forbids

The criticism of any Republican almost always grows in proportion to his effectiveness. One of the media’s principal missions is to serve as a dispensary of unsolicited and destructive advice to the GOP. And until Trump came along, the stupid party usually took it. Trump …

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Jeff Sessions Is Indeed on the Way Out

More than two thousand libertarians attended the annual Freedom Fest conference last weekend in Las Vegas. Numerous speakers focused their criticism of the Trump Administration on one man — Attorney General Jeff Sessions. It wasn’t personal animus toward Jeff Sessions. Some of the speakers know …

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Capitol Hill Republicans — Starting With Paul Ryan — Need a Backbone

As always, a presidential tweet raises the obvious question. Tweeted the President: “It’s very sad that Republicans, even some that were carried over the line on my back, do very little to protect their President.” And a bit later came this other presidential tweet. “So …

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Election Plot Undermines American Democracy

What is the real story regarding the foreign threat to U.S. elections? The online media giant Politico magazine’s investigative staff has produced authoritative evidence that a native Soviet citizen so interfered in the presidential election it forced the resignation of a U.S. campaign chairman, critically …

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Higher Than What? More Campus Foolishness

Don’t ever bet that higher education can’t go any lower. You’re bound to lose. Two recent and sorry examples prove the point. With a nod to Mae West, one foreign and one domestic. One Eloy Ortiz Oakley, chancellor of California’s community college system, wants to …

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A New Jersey College Has Just Discovered the Governor’s Stash

Most college kids have a stash. No doubt more than a few college professors have a stash. But Kean University in New Jersey is unique in the nation for having just found the governor’s stash — no, not Governor Chris “The Beachmaster” Christie — but …

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