American Spectator

Amazon Doesn’t Need Another Tax Break

Amazon is building a new headquarters, and it wants you to pay for it. That’s the gist of Amazon’s solicitation of bids for its second HQ, which sets up a reverse auction encouraging cities to bid against each other with more significant targeted tax breaks …

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Pennsylvania’s Stealth Tax On Drinks

Oh, Pennsylvania. You are wonderful in so many ways. Philadelphia has architectural marvels. Pittsburgh has the endlessly victorious Steelers and Penguins. The Allegheny and Poconos offer gorgeous vistas, and parks like Nockamixon are beatific places to hike and fish. And where else can one find …

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The Alternate Nostril Breathing of Lady Macbeth

Hillary’s campaign memoir, What Happened, is as awful as expected, serving as yet another cracked window on her phoniness. She remains the baby-boomer feminist fraud, still pouting over alleged sexism even as she hurls herself upon various fainting couches. She writes about her defeat with …

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$20 Trillion Debt, 228 Years in the Making

As the national debt approached $20 trillion last week, the staggering number called for the brakes. Instead, Washington stepped on the gas. “For many years, people have been talking about getting rid of debt ceiling all together, and there are a lot of good reasons …

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Dire Straits? The Importance of U.S.-Malaysian Relations

Two of the greatest geopolitical challenges facing the United States today are the rising power of China and the ongoing threat of Islamist extremism. The nature of each challenge differs — Beijing is a more conventional strategic rival, competing with Washington for regional and global …

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Kaepernick Unemployed = Best NFL Opening Weekend Ever!

Well, the first weekend of the 2017 National Football League season is over and Colin Kaepernick still does not have a job. Hip, hip hooray!!! Kaepernick, the former (oh, that word is soooo lovely!) quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers spent all of last season dishonoring the …

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The Old Guard Triumphs in New York

It was the most wide-open U.S. Open in living memory but Rafael Nadal slammed the door shut on all new applications, assuring that the Big Four are not ready to post any vacancies. Their ranks slashed in half by injuries, the old guard’s two towers, …

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The Democrat Repeal and Replace Plan: Single-Payer

There is a significant bloc of conservatives who believe that Obamacare was always a gigantic bait-and-switch operation. The advocates of this view have consistently said that Obamacare’s true goal was to wreak so much havoc on the health care system that the voters, the vast …

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I’ll Take That!

Suzette Kelo bought what she thought was her dream house, a little pink cottage in Connecticut with a great view, where the Thames River flows into Long Island Sound. She lovingly restored the home, but her dream didn’t last. When a pharmaceutical plant was built …

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They Stink

Here’s something you probably already know but may not have noticed: in any institution which has been taken over by the more egalitarian/iconoclastic/redistributionist elements of our society, which at this point generally includes nearly every one of the industries which control American culture, a very …

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