American Spectator

Trump’s Turnover Is Huge

Washington Kathryn Dunn Tenpas has been keeping track of White House staff turnover since the late 1990s, but until President Donald Trump took the oath of office, the Brookings Institution senior fellow told the Las Vegas Review-Journal, “no one’s ever cared about it.” Turnover in …

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Andrew McCabe and James Comey Deserve Each Other

According to the just released report by the Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe wrongfully caused sensitive law enforcement information to be leaked to the Wall Street Journal and then lied to investigators about having done so. The report runs …

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Art Bell, an A.M. Radio Original, RIP

 Art Bell transcended the earthly plane on Friday the 13th. Make of that what you will. The late-night talker peaked perhaps in the late-1990s and early-2000s, when his show appeared on more than 500 stations and 15 million tuned-in nightly. He provided an experience like …

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Syria: Wrong War, Wrong Place, Wrong Time

President Donald Trump has received applause from all the wrong places for his latest attack on Syria. The Bashar al-Assad regime is brutal, but the U.S. government should not police arbitrary rules of war or, even worse, get involved in someone else’s civil war. The …

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Senate Post-Zuckerberg: Unqualified. Plus: Scalise, Mulvaney Post-Ryan

“ Your user agreement sucks,” said Sen. John Kennedy (R-Louisiana) to Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg during the latter’s testimony in front of a Senate hearing this week. “I don’t want to vote to regulate Facebook, but by God I will.” Two days later …

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Trump Action Will Reduce Immigrant Medicaid Enrollment

Many Americans are angry about the large percentage of their tax dollars being doled out to immigrants in the form of public assistance, particularly at a time when federal budget deficits are skyrocketing. This is no racist hobgoblin conjured up by “deplorable” knuckle-draggers, as Hillary …

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King of Kong Dethroned Amid Cheating Allegations

Twin Galaxies, the organization that tracks video game high scores, stripped Billy Mitchell of his Donkey Kong records on Thursday. The memorable Mitchell, a bearded Floridian who wears patriotic ties in the front and a mullet as dated as the games he plays in the …

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Yes, Secretary Perry, We Do Want a Free Market in Energy

At the Bloomberg News Energy Summit this week, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry made this somewhat bizarre statement: “I don’t think we want a free market in electricity. Do we want a free market for the military? No!” What Perry is arguing is that the …

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Remind You of Anyone?

Court historian James MacGregor Burns assesses the variegated persona of the Liberal savior, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and finds him surprisingly similar to another great American of more recent vintage: “By the end of his second term his bewildering complexity had become his most visible trait. …

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Qatar’s Information Warfare Puts Americans at Risk

Qatar’s stand off with Saudi Arabia has engulfed the Middle East, and the ensuing propaganda war has now spread into the United States. Qatar takes no prisoners, and has engaged in damaging character assassination tactics against its foes, which include the United States, Israel, American Jews, Saudi Crown Prince …

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