American Spectator

Remembering Barbara Bush — and Robin

Only two women were both wife to a president and mother to a president. One was Abigail Adams, who died 200 years ago, October 28, 1818; the other was Barbara Bush, who died yesterday, April 17, 2018. Mrs. Bush was 92 years old. Barbara Bush …

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Baseball 2018: Some of Us Still Remember When…

Remember the first day of April, 2018? A spoof flashed around social media. In honor of Easter, all thirty Major League Baseball teams would be wearing jerseys in Easter egg pastel colors. April Fool! The day dawned, and all thirty teams wore their normal uniforms. …

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Judge in Cohen Case Has Clinton Conflict of Interest

Wait… just… a… minute. In all the Michael Cohen hoo-ha — the latest ID’ing Sean Hannity as a Cohen client — we learn the federal judge involved is… Kimba Wood. (And yes, full disclosure, I write columns over there at the Hannity website.) And for …

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State of Secrets: Do You Have a Need to Know?

Andrew McCabe has not been charged with any crime… so far. But he lives in a world where innocence is a relative thing and people who have government jobs, like the one from which McCabe was recently fired, routinely carry insurance to cover the legal …

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EPA Controversy Is Politics, Polluted

In all the humdrum surrounding public expenses in President Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency, there is certainly a case to be made that there was waste. First-class travel, a $43,000 secure phone line, and poor judgment for failure to prevent an appearance of impropriety for …

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Good Luck With Your Tax Return — You’ll Need It

The deadline for filing your federal tax return and paying your taxes has arrived. According to the Tax Foundation, as of 2014, the Internal Revenue Code and Regulations exceeded 9,000 pages at an average of 450 words per page. A Microsoft Word Count of the …

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Stephanopoulos Is Comey’s Homie

Why not ask Corey Lewandowski to interview Donald Trump? There’s something terribly dishonest in James Comey packaging Democratic Party opposition research as an “intelligence dossier” when petitioning a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act judge to grant permission to spy on an advisor to the Trump presidential …

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A Little Blind Stealing Strategy

If you’re going to survive and thrive in no limit hold’em tournament play, you’ll need to master blind stealing. The term stealing is used because players often raise the blinds with mediocre hands in hope of winning the chips in the blinds uncontested when those …

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Trump’s Syria Smackdown

A year ago, President Trump ordered a cruise missile strike on a Syrian airbase which had launched a chemical weapons attack on civilians. He drew a clear red line against the use of such weapons and — entirely unlike former president Obama who had declared …

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Britain’s NHS Holds Another Baby Hostage

In most hostage situations involving a child, the police surround the building in which the victim is being held and try to convince the kidnapper not to carry out his death threats. In the case of Alfie Evans, a toddler being held captive by Britain’s …

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