American Spectator

World Exclusive II

The American Spectator can now report a follow-up on the World Exclusive we published on May 17, with a correction. Our May 17 story reported that James B. Comey was caught on surveillance cameras in the White House blowing his nose on the curtains. The …

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Moonbeams, Unicorns, and Voluntary Taxes

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D-Havana) demonstrates once again why the political left’s feeble grasp on reality is seldom more tenuous than when it comes to taxes. Regarding criticism of California’s new $52 billion tax hike, Brown said, “The freeloaders — I’ve had enough of them. …

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Policy Misdiagnoses Also Harm Patients

The problems of the U.S. health-care system are mounting. Prices are high. Expenditures are unaffordable. And quality is declining. While something must be done, doing the wrong thing will cause more harm than good. And this is why Mytheos Holt’s editorial on May 18, 2017, is so …

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Freedom is Aboodiful Thing

On May 23, 1977, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Abood v. Detroit Board of Education. It was a terrible decision for worker freedom, and advocates for freedom have been trying to overturn it ever since. The controversy prompting the case started, because …

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For the Russians Before They Were Against the Russians

Twenty-nine years ago, Bernie Sanders spent his honeymoon in the Soviet Union. Now he sounds like a Martin Dies Democrat. “President Trump, in a reckless and dangerous manner, has revealed highly classified information to the Russians at a meeting in the Oval Office,” Vermont’s junior …

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Revolt of the Beautiful People Who Hate Trump

The official word in Washington is that the loathsome Donald Trump is already history and on his way out, enmeshed in scandal, self-inflicted wounds, abandoned by staff, utterly alone and powerless. How convenient for all concerned is that he’s leaving on an eight-day trip overseas …

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Witch-Hunting for Trump

I have heard about “Witch-Hunts” all of my life. When I was a small child, Senator Joe McCarthy (R-Wis.) and the House Un-American Activities Committee were said by the left-wingers to be on a “witch-hunt” for Communists in the government. That’s what the left alleged …

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The High-Tech Lynching of an Uppity President

Last night the Department of Justice — with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in the lead — announced that it had appointed ex-FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to investigate the Russia mess. I hate special counsels. But I will say that unlike …

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Israel Could Solve Flint’s Water Problems

Every year, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) attracts thousands of pro- Israel activists from all over the country to its policy conference in Washington, D.C. This year’s gathering in late March drew a record audience of 18,000 participants. It was at the 2017 …

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Blue Cross Blows Big Pharma’s Cover

With healthcare reform now back on the docket in the U.S. Senate, liberals are crying bloody murder over the purely hypothetical costs to the insured that exist entirely in their heads. But they’re not wrong about one thing: healthcare is too expensive, and the fact …

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