American Spectator

Kimmel Prescribes Ignorance, Again

In his latest health care diatribe, late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel says that health care is not his “area of expertise.” Truer words have never been spoken. But before we examine the various ways he is wrong, let’s look at his complaint that Sen. Bill …

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A Bunch of New Stuff and Bad Actors

Michael Bennett is going to be the death of the NFL. I’m not kidding. This guy is going to destroy the league’s fan base, because nobody has the stones to stop him — not in the Seahawks’ front office, not the in the NFL’s league …

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Courage in Boston

Before we move on to Stronger, an example of courage and terrific film making, a note on yet another cruel mistake by Jennifer Lawrence. I generally shy away from negative reviews; I prefer recommending the good ones. mother! by Darren Aranofsky deserves an exception to …

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Hollywood, a Town of Jesters Who Act like Kings

Early in his career Jimmy Kimmel used to mock celebrities for their self-importance and presumption. Nowa he has become one of them. So much for his experiences on The Man Show. He has become just another entitled, weepy, egotistical entertainer lecturing middle America on animal rights, …

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Let’s Remember Too That Trump Took It to Venezuela’s Maduro

Kim Jong Un stole the thunder (or absorbed the thunder) in President Trump’s UN speech on Tuesday, and deservedly so. What Trump said about Kim and North Korea was no doubt the most significant part of his address. I wrote about it here the next …

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Turkey Walks Out of NATO Conference Over U.S. Freedom of Speech

Philadelphia On Tuesday afternoon, representatives of Turkey stormed out of a NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA) conference when Emre Çelik, a critic of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was invited to address the conference, hosted by the Middle East Forum (MEF). Çelik, president of the …

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Graham-Cassidy Last, Best Hope for Obamacare Repeal

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vows to bring the Lindsey Graham-Bill Cassidy sponsored Obamacare repeal to the Senate floor next week. This represents the last, best chance to repeal Obamacare. Take those two words — last, best — literally. The deadline for reconciliation occurs a week …

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The Unease of Comfort

Delving into the apparent social anxiety of being rich and the personal angst connected to being at the upper levels of income and wealth in the pyramid of inequality in the United States, “Rich People’s Secrets” was the cover story recently in the Sunday New …

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North Korea’s Syrian Connection

No doubt about it, Donald Trump made a great speech at the United Nations. I particularly liked his criticism of the Iran deal and when he reminded his audience that “The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend …

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The Pivotal Battle of the Civil War

T.S. Eliot wrote that “April is the cruellest month…mixing Memory and desire…” But he never spent a sun-drenched, late summer’s day on Antietam Creek where poignant beauty mixes with memory and blood. The battle of Antietam, or Sharpsburg (southerners use the nearby town’s name), took …

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