American Spectator

All About the Shoes

The thing called “March Madness” is upon us. Happens about this time every year, it seems. Which makes it just slightly more reliable, as college basketball stories go, than a big scandal about money. The road to the final four is both crooked and dangerous. …

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Rest in Peace, Billy Graham

The rap on Billy Graham — and it wasn’t much of one, given the essential sweetness, you might say holiness, of his character — was that he hung around politicians, and especially presidents, too much: to the point of joining the power elite and dissipating …

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Me and My Garbage Man

Washington It has been at least ten years since I stopped by American conservatism’s largest and gaudiest national jamboree, the Conservative Political Action Conference or CPAC. I used to attend it annually, but somehow it lost its allure about fifteen years ago, at least for …

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Apple Thinks Different on Healthcare

It has begun. Apple launches several healthcare facilities this spring in Santa Clara County, California, CNBC reports. The primary care group focuses on serving Apple employees — for now. A job listing describes the endeavor as “an independent medical practice exclusively dedicated to delivering Passionate, Compassionate, …

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One Country Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

In the wake of a mass killing at a Florida high school that left 17 dead, and other tragic events garnering smaller-font headlines—such as this weekend’s unprovoked murder of a medical student at a Massachusetts public library—President Donald Trump says America should consider repopulating mental …

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Obama’s Secret M.I.T. Talk

The scandal with Obama’s secret M.I.T. talk isn’t that Obama demands secrecy from people he speaks to, including the media. The scandal is that the attendees and media comply. Reason Magazine received a recording of the event but they’re not giving away their sources. The …

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Our Kids Are Not All Right

The news has been reporting on the willingness of several schools to allow high school students to engage in a walk-out protest over the continuation of the Second Amendment in this country. Many in the media are lauding this approach to civic behavior. Although, I …

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Joe and Mika: Censors at Large

In the wake of the attacks on the Second Amendment, now they’re coming for the First Amendment. And — but of course — Joe Scarborough is joining. But very, very selectively because, of course, the last thing he wants to do is have his own …

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A Chip Off the Old Blockhead

When there’s a long sentence with the word “but” in the middle, start reading after the “but,” because what follows it negates what precedes it and carries the real meaning of the sentence. CBS Sports caught Hall of Fame third baseman Chipper Jones in such a whiplash …

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HPSCI Minority Report Backfires

The minority report from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) gets bogged down on minor matters that undermine its credibility on the major issues addressed. The memo, for instance, paints Bruce Ohr, the Justice Department official demoted after reports that he met with …

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