American Spectator

Judaism Is Flourishing in Europe Where Once It Was Almost Annihilated

When Hitler came into power before he tried to wipe out the entire Jewish population of Europe, he burned Jewish books: books written by Jews or about the Jewish religion or culture. He also decimated Jewish houses of worship and schools. Jews have been referred …

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Beware the False Promises of ‘Faux’ Privatization

As a general practice, privatization of certain government operations can be a good thing. Government should be in the business of doing things that are inherently governmental, and anything that the government is doing that isn’t “inherently governmental” should be done by the private sector. …

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Send Them to Gitmo, Mr. President

One of Barack Obama’s first acts as president was to sign an executive order mandating that the terrorist detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba be closed. Obama insisted that the Guantanamo Bay facility — Gitmo — was an important recruiting tool for terrorists. When Obama …

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The Way We Were

Saturday A ghastly, unbelievably unpleasant night last night. I was so tired after considering some issues about a tiny bit of property I own in West Hollywood that I just ate some left over Chinese food from Panda, then fell asleep in bed without taking …

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Why do Leaders in Latin America Keep Getting in Trouble for Corruption?

This week, two major scandals rocked Latin American politics as two former leftist presidents, “Lula” Luiz Inacio da Silva of Brazil (2003-2010) and Ollanta Humala of Peru (2011-2016), face severe charges for their corrupt dealings while they were president. Lula has been sentenced to nine …

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A Shooter Fit for This Moment

Shooter had a rough start. The television show starring Ryan Phillippe as the former marine Bob Lee Swagger was slated to premiere a year ago. Just then, partygoers in Orlando and police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge were killed in cold blood. While the …

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Harvard Goes Full Dean Wormer in Banning Frats

A private school that admits five percent of its applicants seeks to ban private clubs because of their exclusivity. You can tell a Harvard man, but you can’t tell him he’s a hypocrite. The Committee on the Unrecognized Single-Gender Social Organizations, a clique that excluded …

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Obamacare Express: How ‘Gun to the Head’ Turned Into Runaway Locomotive

In 2012, prompted by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, Barack Obama turned what had been a “gun to the head” of state lawmakers and governors into an act of extraordinary (if reckless) generosity. The then president offered the states “free money” — and lots of …

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The Little Builder of Brighton Beach

Excerpts from my new nonfiction book tentatively titled: “The Little Builder.”  The plan started a little over forty years ago, in a room that only existed to those for whom it existed. It was called “operation little builder,” and the future of Mother Russia hinged …

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Time to End Democrat Majority at the National Labor Relations Board

It has been 173 days since President Obama left office. Yet, he still has a stranglehold on a powerful federal agency, the National Labor Relations Board. Despite President Trump holding the executive office for months, Obama’s appointees to the Board, which governs private-sector labor relations, still have …

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