American Spectator

On Separating Children From Parents and Incarcerating Orphans for Life Without Parole

It never ends, does it? The hypocrisy, the outright lies, and the way that every single news item is spun one way during the Obama and Clinton presidencies and the opposite way during the Trump presidency. Obama had promised, from the majesty of two cardboard …

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The Augean Stables on Pennsylvania Avenue

Political spinning about the Department of Justice’s Inspector General’s report that came out last Thursday is all about shiny bits and pieces of the report. It misses the events outside the report’s four corners that magnify its importance tenfold. Let’s pull back on the stick, …

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Roger’s Return

Roger Federer holds his first serve against Milos Raonic, who held his own first game rather more handily. It is the second set of the Stuttgart Open final, the surface is grass. The top player of the century is back in action following a great …

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Discussion of Nationalized 5G Rises From the Dead

Uh oh, they’re back at it again. Even after controversy arose earlier this year over a leaked proposal to create a government-backed 5G network, President Trump’s campaign chief reiterated the issue in a recent tweet. “It is time for America to have a single 5G …

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Trump-Kim Summit Ends With Vague Commitments

Singapore Because it started so differently — with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inviting President Donald Trump to a face-to-face meeting, which the mercurial Trump promptly accepted — Tuesday’s summit in Singapore held out the promise of delivering something big and transformative. Instead, the …

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Happy Father’s Day, Pop

One day in early 1974 I was a speechwriter for President Richard M. Nixon. I needed data about the economy for my work. I walked up 3 flights of stairs to my father’s office. He was Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. He …

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The Real Problem With the OIG Report

It seems like a day doesn’t go by without some female high school teacher getting arrested for having sexual relations with an underage student. The story line is always the same. Ms. Hotpants either gets caught in the act or because her student paramour shares …

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How the FBI’s Keystone Cops Hurt the Candidate They Sought to Help

The letter James Comey sent Congress announcing his reopening of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails during the closing days of the 2016 election came as a result of political machinations. The politicization of the bureau’s activities that harmed Hillary Clinton ironically came from keystone-cop …

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Tough Going at the U.S. Open

Things were looking good for Ian Poulter when he stepped up on the tee with two holes to play at Shinnecock. He was coming off three birdies in the last four holes and was just one stroke behind the leader at the U.S. Open. He …

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Why Did FBI Assign Same Agents to Clinton & Trump Cases?

Why did the FBI assign the same agents who investigated Hillary Clinton’s emails to look into allegations of Russian collusion with Donald Trump’s campaign? Given the overlapping timetable of both cases, the decision appears not only peculiar but harmful to the efforts. The inspector general …

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