American Spectator

Pillorying Kevin Pillar

Like Berkeley and most of today’s snowflake college campuses, we just learned that the concept of safe spaces has now been extended to the Major League Baseball playing field. Merriam-Webster defines a safe space as, “a place intended to be free of bias, conflict, criticism, …

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Anderson Cooper and the Trump Dump Kerfuffle

So. In case you missed? Friday evening I was Skyping in to Anderson Cooper’s CNN show. And, hard as it may be to believe, the subject of President Trump came up. I know, I know. Crazy! The latest Trumpian news nugget being discussed was the …

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Coca Cola Supports Terrorists?

Via Kyle Smith at National Review, I’ve learned that the Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 11 in New York City will be honoring unrepentant terrorist leader Oscar López Rivera, and that Coca-Cola is one of the sponsors of this parade. López Rivera, a leader …

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Next Year in Jerusalem: Riyadh Is Not Mecca

“Prior commitment,” I replied politely, but disingenuously. Given my questions about justice in Saudi Arabia, the aide to the Governor of Riyadh had invited me to a beheading “Friday at noon” at what my American embassy escort called “chop chop square.” This was more than …

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Toward a Restoration of Gravitas in the Middle East

Observe, first of all, that President Donald Trump took the battle to the enemy. By contrast, and in order to not let bygones be bygones, President Barack Obama let the enemy define the battle. The 44th president, a Democrat, took the terror out of Islam; …

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Trump’s Middle Eastern Tour

The day before President Trump landed in Saudi Arabia on his first presidential visit abroad Secretary of Defense James Mattis declared that we were not intending just to defeat ISIS in Syria. President Trump, Mattis said, had authorized the military to conduct the campaign without …

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Impeachment Pandemic

As Sigmund Freud first warned, when virtually everything one person does leads another to the same compulsive conclusion, one may assume this is very important to those with the fixation and that if they get the chance they will likely do what they can to …

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President Trump’s Speech in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

President Trump’s tone of voice was quiet, his speech tempo measured, his rhetoric at times stern and then hopeful, and the content of his speech to the Arab countries was solid. Those expecting verbal flame throwing were disappointed. Those expecting detailed policy positions were also …

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Trump’s Road to Riyadh

Washington In the long list of things that few would have anticipated last year, consider this scenario: President Donald Trump starting his first foreign trip in Saudi Arabia, where he expects a strong welcome from Muslim leaders. Critics at least would not be surprised at …

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The Rosenstein Doctrine

A few respectful thoughts on Special Prosecutors. First of all, now that we know we can have Special Prosecutors without there being any meaningful evidence of a crime, or in fact any evidence at all of a crime besides gossip and endless political campaigning, let’s …

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