American Spectator

Harvey Weinstein? Roy Moore? What About the Crimes of Bill Clinton and Robert Byrd?

Harvey Weinstein really started something. Or his cowardly “brave” accusers did. In this new time warp, are there not aspects of bewilderment juxtaposed amid all these unwanted-sex accusations dating back 30 and 40 years? In settled law, we have a concept called “statutes of limitation.” …

Read More »

Money for Nothing: Welcome to Goodellgate

For the NFL, it was more of the same last weekend. Another one of those “marquis players” going down with a season ending injury. In this case, Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks who blew out his Achilles tendon. Sherman was a media favorite for …

Read More »

Call It a Stupidity Tax on College

Let’s tax college. It’s a basic rule of economics that if you want less of something, you ought to tax it. We have entirely too much intellectual smog in our culture, and a small excise tax on university endowment income could be a start on …

Read More »

OxyContin: Another Story of Government Failure

The New Yorker’s  Patrick Radden Keefe tries to blame a drug company for the current opiate epidemic. His piece nicely illustrates the government’s malfeasance, but Keefe puts the blame elsewhere. Tucked in the middle of the report, though, is this paragraph: Richard Sackler worked tirelessly …

Read More »

Maine, Medicaid, and the Gruber Principle

An aphorism much favored by my fellow dipsomaniacs goes thus: “Dogs are smarter than people. A dog won’t eat or drink anything that has made him sick in the past.” In other words, fill up Fido’s water bowl with Booker’s, let him slurp down enough …

Read More »

Congressional Republicans Should Support Entrepreneurs and Risk-Taking in Tax Reform Bill

House Republicans are fast-tracking tax reform and the newest iterations by the Chairman of the tax-writing Committee, Rep. Kevin Brady, (R-Texas) correctly protects the carried interest tax provision, an extremely important financial mechanism for supporting growth and innovation as well as long a boogeyman of …

Read More »

Race Hoax as a Military Weapon

The race hoax at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs has unraveled. The hoaxer, a black football player and prospective cadet at its prep school, is exposed and gone. Racial slurs scrawled across dorm whiteboards were fakes, the student’s own. But Air Force Academy …

Read More »

President Trump’s Amazing Asian Trip

When President Trump made his first overseas trip in May, I wondered how he would top it. After all, he started in Saudi Arabia — home of Mecca — made the first direct flight ever from Riyadh to Israel, and then went to the Vatican, …

Read More »

A Veterans Day Bonus 

Walking into Publix on Veterans Day, I ran into a thinish old gent coming out wearing a World War II Veteran baseball cap. He spotted my Tin Can Sailors cap and stopped me for a chat. My new friend is 92 now. He was a …

Read More »

Who’ll Be Crying in Their Beer?

Washington White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders found a clever way to combine two passions — tweaking reporters and supporting big tax cuts — during a recent press briefing. She laid out a scenario in which 10 reporters had a beer together every day …

Read More »

Send this to a friend