American Spectator

Baseball Loses It

“You could agree there is more competition to get the number 1 pick in the draft than to win the World Series.” — Jerry Dipoto, General Manager of the Seattle Mariners That one quote illustrates the current crisis baseball finds itself in, where more teams …

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Cody Shearer’s Role in Hillary’s Dirty Dossier

Hillary Clinton has a long history of hiring private investigators to harass opponents. She famously unleashed San Francisco PI Jack Palladino on Gennifer Flowers. So it is not at all surprising to find one of these dirt-diggers at the center of the scandal around the …

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Hospitals Get Reprieve From Obamacare Pay Cuts

The spending deal reached today in the Senate, like the budget bill that passed yesterday in the House, includes a two-year delay in payment cuts that were about to hit “disproportionate share” (DSH) hospitals. The cuts would have been imposed by Obamacare pursuant to the …

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Countercultural Pro-Marriage Music: A Proposal

February 7 starts National Marriage Week. I propose that, in conjunction with this annual event, we identify, and create, music that promotes marriage, including forgiveness and reconciliation within the context of marriage. I concur with the statement of Ellen Wilson Fielding who wrote on July …

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Let’s Make a Deal (or Not)

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill approach an agreement on spending with another government shutdown looming at 12:01 a.m. Friday. Strangely, rather than encourage frugality, the government running out of money — and frequently necessitating such sky-is-falling deals — invariably ushers in a congressional consensus to spend …

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Hillary’s Attempt to Steele the Election

The media, in its frenzy to normalize left-wing political espionage, says simultaneously of the Nunes memo: there is nothing to see in it, but don’t look. The intensity of the media’s attacks on a Republican is always in proportion to the degree to which he …

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A Crash Course on Stock Market Crashes — and Corrections

Now for a few words about the stock market. Bear in mind, I have been writing for some time and saying on TV for some time that the market was too high, that the next move in the market was probably down, and sharply, and …

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Twitter: The Russians Targeted Me

So. Into the mailbox pops this.   Dear Jeff Lord, As part of our recent work to understand Russian-linked activities on Twitter during the 2016 U.S. presidential election, we identified and suspended a number of accounts that were potentially connected to a propaganda effort by …

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In Defense of Hillary, Comey, Schumer, and Pelosi

Joseph A great many Americans know the compelling story of Joseph and his brothers. Some know it well from their childhood Bible studies in synagogue, yeshiva, church, religious school — or even having had parents read Bible passages to them every night or weekend when …

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We’ll Send You Home Again, Kathleen: Energy and Politics

From the Washington Post, Feb. 4, 2018: “The White House has withdrawn its controversial nominee to head the Council on Environmental Quality, Kathleen Hartnett White, whose selection failed to gather momentum with some Senate Republicans raising questions about her expertise.” Herewith a confession: I have …

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