American Spectator

Thanks a Lot, Chauncey Gardner

If you’re looking for an understanding of the bone-grinding groupthink stupidity of a political elite, one effective means of doing so is to watch Being There, a 1979 movie starring Peter Sellers as a mentally retarded gardener on the estate of a wealthy Washington, DC …

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Gimme Shelter: Foreign Finance Ministers Protest Trump Tax Plan

The Democrats’ opposition to President Donald Trump’s tax plan finds unusual allies — abroad. The finance ministers of Germany, France, Spain, Italy, and Great Britain have voiced their objections to the Trump tax plan in a letter to the U.S. secretary of the treasury. Steve Mnuchin’s …

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Playing to Lose

In Alabama, the Democrats played to win, the Republicans played to lose, and both got what they wanted. The media had declared victory no matter the outcome, hoping for a Jones win but also salivating over the prospect of using Moore as the poster boy …

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University of Iowa Crushes the Freedoms of Religion and Association

The University of Iowa is currently facing a lawsuit for its blatant disregard for the constitutional provisions of freedom of religion and association. Business Leaders in Christ (BLinC), a small Christian students group, was recently kicked off campus because it required the leaders of the …

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GOP Trades Moore Pain for Worse Pain

The GOP is spared the pain of dealing with a Senator Moore, but is presented with another: the prospect of a Democrat Senator and the loss of the Senate in another year.  Steve Bannon is blamed for the Alabama debacle, but it really didn’t start …

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The Best Game in December 

Geoffrey Norman’s fine tribute this morning to the annual Army-Navy football game catalogues many of the reason why I try not to miss it. I hope all TAS regulars read the column and watched the Snow Bowl from Philadelphia last Saturday. Please allow me to add a …

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I Smell a Skunk

Obviously, the sexual abuse scandals that are now roiling Hollywood did not start recently. But how far back do they date? To answer that question, this investigative reporter tracked down the most flagrant and notorious of Hollywood’s sexual predators. I refer, of course, to that …

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A Risk-Free Life Is Not Worth Living

In our modern snowflake society, is the concept of risk vs. reward dead? By chance I happened to be watching the now infamous Pittsburgh Steeler/Cincinnati Bengals football game. This was the game that contained hard hits, unsportsmanlike conduct penalties, and a player suffering a serious …

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National Security Starts at Home

Korea, Russia, Jerusalem, Iran — what about national security right here at home? The Trump administration should abolish the arguably unconstitutional TSA, itself immune from security. Recent scandals included staff linked to terrorism. Indeed, a Somali warlord passed a TSA background check to work at …

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How to Rebuild a First World Economy

“We’ve indulged in this fiction that we can build a vibrant economy by deregulating the financial sector, and cutting taxes, and putting off investments in things like infrastructure and education and our kids. But we can’t anymore. And now we have to ask the question …

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