American Spectator

Saints They Ain’t

Imagine you’re an NFL team and your league has been mired in a two-year slump of declining ratings and attendance and has been on the receiving end of a never-ending barrage of bad publicity over the players’ offensive action of protesting the flag and National …

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This Damn Cell Phone

One of the main problems with America in the last half century has been the drastic decline in the growth of productivity. That is, the amount of goods and services each worker produces has grown since 1973 but not by much — by nowhere near …

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Vin Scully Takes a Knee on the NFL

During his long and distinguished career as a broadcaster, Vin Scully, the voice of the Dodgers (of both the Brooklyn and L.A. versions) for sixty-plus years, almost never said anything even remotely political. But those who listened to him over the decades could always tell …

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Hooray for Hollywood

Washington What does Donald Trump have that former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, TV newsman Mark Halperin, and actor Kevin Spacey don’t? A job. All four men have been the subject of multiple accusations that they sexually harassed their subordinates. Many of the accounts go back …

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A Century Since the Balfour Declaration

A mere sixty-seven words helped alter the course of history. A century years ago this past week, November 2, 1917, the Balfour Declaration was issued, declaring British support for the establishment within the then-Ottoman Empire territory of Palestine of a national home for the Jewish …

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Abraham Lincoln and the SJWs

We all knew it would happen eventually. The social justice warriors, having spent their fury on monuments to the Confederacy, have gone in search of other targets. At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, they have set their sights on America’s sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln. The Associated …

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House Votes to Repeal Obamacare’s ‘Death Panel’

Late Thursday afternoon the House of Representatives voted 307-111 to repeal one of Obamacare’s most dangerous provisions. A bipartisan coalition of 231 Republicans and 76 Democrats passed the Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act of 2017 (H.R. 849), a bill sponsored by Tennessee Republican Phil …

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Bergdahl Skates

When I heard that confessed Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl will not get any prison time, you could have knocked me over with a DD-214. (I can’t bring myself to refer to him as Sergeant Bergdahl — he’s about as qualified by competence and character to …

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No Jail Time for Bowe Bergdahl

Bowe Bergdahl abandoned his post and was captured by the Taliban. In an effort to find him, good men died and others were permanently disabled. To get the deserter back, Barack Obama traded five terrorists. The President of the United States negotiated with terrorists. The …

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The Pain of Fathers and Daughters

Steve Carell has often said the way to deal with hardship is through humor. The man we know from The Office certainly knows how to make you laugh, but those projects were hardly serious or painful, setting aside the famous chest wax in The 40-Year-Old …

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