Tag Archives: American Spectator

Unusual Spirits Worthy of Some Attention

Sacramento Discovering interesting new music in my college days was an entertaining yet costly experience. This was long before the invention of music apps and before the days that most record stores had listening booths to sample music. So I bought unheard records on a …

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Death of a Legend… Goodbye to Bruno Sammartino

They were lined up out the door on Sunday at the Freyvogel Sons Funeral Home on Centre Avenue in the North Oakland section of Pittsburgh. It’s a picturesque part of the Oakland-Shadyside area, with stately old houses aplenty. South Oakland, by contrast, has always been …

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Because I Said So!

A federal judge has ruled that the government must consider reducing mining in America’s top coal-producing region, to fight climate change. Moreover, he ordered the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to work with the Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council, and four other environmental industry …

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North Korean Denuclearization Offers Hope, But Won’t End Peninsula’s Conflicts

The last few weeks the unthinkable has been taking place with North Korea. Not an edging towards nuclear devastation, but rather the precise opposite. North Korea has announced that they are considering denuclearization without conditions, such as withdrawal of U.S. forces from South Korea, that …

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Why Iran Doesn’t Attack

For more than a year, Iran has been building permanent military bases in Syria close to the Israeli border. Since the first reports of this activity were published in November 2017, Israel has made it clear that it would not permit the Iranians to do …

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How Much Do Canadians Really Pay for Health Care?

A recent survey conducted by the Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 51 percent of U.S. adults support single-payer health care. This isn’t a poll of actual voters, of course, but it does suggest that the propaganda campaign conducted by the Democrats and the …

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Making a Federal Case Out of Eye Drop Dribble?

Eye drop users everywhere have had it happen. Tilt your head back, drip a drop in your eye, and part of that drop always seems to dribble down your cheek. But, what most people see as an annoyance, some prescription drop users lawyers say is …

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A Funny Thing Happens to Trump’s Rivals — They Start Turning Into Trump

An odd thing is happening in President Donald Trump’s America. Over time, his rivals turn into their own versions of The Donald. No greater example exists than James Comey, the FBI chief whom Trump fired last year. Trump canned Comey in a spectacularly brutal and …

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Is Trump Deceiving the Media About a Russian Deal?

Sun Tzu said that “all warfare is based on deception.” War is, therefore, about the management of perceptions. Given this, what if the recent American airstrike in Syria, and the Russian cyber attacks earlier this week, were a way for both countries to manage public …

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Bigmouth Strikes Again

When Morrissey wrote songs such as “Margaret on the Guillotine” and “Meat Is Murder,” the music press adored him. Now that he supports Brexit, calls the “racist” tag a way of tapping out on a debate, and laments London becoming Londonistan, the critics not only …

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