American Spectator

When Do We Get to Talk About the Other Reasons?

It is hard for a great many people — and understandably so — to avoid thinking of “guns” instantly when we hear of a school shooting or other villainous attack against innocent people. And the chorus ensues: Why only in America? Yes, if we banned …

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A Woman in Full

I’m a woman who loves fashion. So much so that I told my physician daughter that, should I ever be on life-support, she might test my will to live by dangling a Chanel jacket in front of me. If my eyes didn’t light up, and …

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Harvard’s Inaccurate Picture of Municipal Broadband Pricing

A recent study from a Harvard University group claims that government-owned broadband networks offer lower prices than the networks of private providers, but the argument quickly falls apart when you drill down into the data. The report from the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard claims …

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Spare Us the ‘Conversation’

The pols and pundits most insistent upon holding a gun-control “conversation” in the wake of mass shootings at schools did the most to turn them into nihilistic wastelands. From the puffed-chest phonies on CNN and MSNBC, we hear a lot about sinister “lobbies” that intimidate …

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Juvenile Viciousness Is Here to Stay

Millions of horrified television viewers yesterday watched terrified students running from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, sick with fear, hands up. A 19-year-old former student who had been expelled had shot up the school, killing 17 students and injuring many more. Americans have …

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The Stuff of Dreamers’ Dreams

In President Trump’s SOTU was a line that ruffled identity politics feathers: “Americans are dreamers, too.” That many were offended by this innocuous observation — a commonplace idea throughout the history of the republic — is yet another sign of deep societal divisions. And tally …

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Presidential Portrait

The paintings unveiled of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery earlier this week make even the most stalwart Democrat cringe. The president, sitting in a wooden chair in front of a background of leaves, looks not very …

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Fourth Estate or Fifth Column? And Other Portraits Hither and Yon

We probably don’t need to offer too deep a dive into the disgusting orgy of praise heaped onto North Korean propaganda minister Kim Yo Jong, the sister of that victimized nation’s dictator, by America’s legacy media. Yesterday here at The American Spectator Geoffrey Norman did …

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Hey, Chuck, What the Hell Does McDonald’s Put in Its Cheeseburgers?

I am an Orthodox rabbi. Like all other Orthodox Jews, I observe the strict dietary laws of Kashrut (i.e., the kosher laws). Among those regulations are the rules set forth in the Torah at Leviticus 11, at 17:10-12, and at Deuteronomy 14:3-21. They are amplified …

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Normalizing Democrat Violence

Bette Midler doesn’t like Republicans. She hates them. Her Twitter feed is a non-stop bilge pump of vitriol. Where’s Rand Paul’s neighbor when we need him? — Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) February 9, 2018 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Bette Midler didn’t like Senator Paul’s perspective on the budget. Her …

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