American Spectator

Relativistic America: Neither Safe Nor Free

The Florida mass shooting, which even a minimally competent state could have prevented, is a window on a relativistic America that is neither safe nor free. For decades, gun-control liberals, who corrupted civil society and called it “progress,” have proposed more government and less morality. …

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Meat Producers Push for Cronyist Labeling Requirements

Consumers are easily influenced by labels. Studies have consistently found that how a product’s label is presented can significantly influence whether the product catches a consumer’s eye, the consumer’s perception of the product’s quality, and even his decision to make a purchase. Businesses have long …

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Microsoft Is Before The Supreme Court For What The CLOUD Act Could Have Solved Long Ago

The Internet of 2018 is not the Internet of 2000, or even of 2010. The “cloud” and computing capabilities of our modern day are an astronomical leap over the impressive but now seemingly quaint websites, services, and hardware of the turn of the millennium, let …

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For a Roundtable, Trump’s Steel Discussion Was One-Sided

President Trump is expected to introduce extensive tariffs on steel and aluminum imports in the name of “national security.” I’ve written in the past about how the national security concerns are non-existent, as only 3 percent of current U.S. steel production goes to national defense. …

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Two Historical Giants at War

Lincoln & Churchill: Statesmen at War By Lewis E. Lehrman (Stackpole Books, 526 pages, $34.95) It is fair to say that two of the greatest wartime leaders in Western history are Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill. They lived in different eras, fought different types of …

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Shooters, Schoolkids, Scapegoats & Showboats

The recent horror show in Parkland seems to have generated new sentiment that something needs to be done to stop mass shootings at schools. This is fine, but it remains up in the air as to whether the measures chosen will prove effective. History offers …

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The Pink Emperor Takes Charge in China

Officially the Chinese Empire ended in 1912 with the abdication of Pu Yi. He went on to head the puppet state of Manchukuo under Japanese occupation during World War II and died as an apparently loyal citizen of the People’s Republic of China in 1967. …

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What 26 of 27 Mass Shooters Shared in Common

The Old Testament tells us not to blame the sins of the father on the son. It stays silent on blaming the sins of the son on the father. A post by Mark Meckler at Patheos notes that 26 of the 27 deadliest mass shooters …

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Judge’s Instructions Raise New Questions in Michael Flynn Case

Washington Behind the front-page indictments issued by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, there have been quiet movements in the courts on another front. These developments have led supporters of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn to call on President Donald Trump to pardon Flynn, or on …

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Hogging Airtime

Ever since the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting in Parkland, Florida, the airtime at CNN and MSNBC has seemingly been monopolized by a skinny, weak-chinned 17-year-old named David Hogg, who apparently attends that school and survived the shooting by being in a different building than …

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