Tag Archives: American Spectator

Knives and Forks and Trash Attitudes

As usual, Bob Dylan said it best. “There are a lot of people who have knives and forks but they don’t have anything on their plates and they have to cut something.” That someone is now the self-styled “progressives,” who control the Democratic Party. The …

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Trump Steps on Message, Again, with Attorney General Comments

Washington For weeks, observers were wondering when President Donald Trump would focus on pushing recalcitrant Republicans to back a Senate bill to repeal and possibly replace Obamacare — so that Trump and GOP lawmakers could keep faith with a key campaign pledge dear to the …

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The New Republic Going Full Commie

I’m old enough to remember when Fred Barnes wrote for The New Republic. Of course, back then Barnes wasn’t as conservative as he is now, but TNR was also a much more liberal-moderate magazine. It was far from the silly leftist rag that it has become. …

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The Rotting Big Apple

As New York City’s descent into pre-Giuliani disorder and squalor continues, Mayor Bill de Blasio busies himself with left-wing causes beyond satire. This week he unveiled a “cultural plan,” which consists largely of threatening museums with budgetary cuts unless they bump up their “diversity” hires. …

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What’s Wrong With These People?

Here’s a question: How long have Republicans been running for federal office on repealing Obamacare, in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s terminology, “Root and branch”? Answer: since 2010. Outside of the 2012 election, which was a clear outlier influenced by a number of factors which …

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The Strange War On Alcohol Advertising

Earlier this year, there began a drum beat to ban drinks advertising. There was the Washington Post, which ran an article titled, “For women, heavy drinking has been normalized. That’s dangerous.” To ensure readers were sufficiently panicked, they included “Nine charts that show how white …

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The Latest in AARP’s Greed and Duplicity 

Not since the notorious ‘Granny Off The Cliff’ ad of 2012 have Americans been subjected to a political advertisement as deceptive as the raft of commercials being broadcast daily by AARP. While people have become unfortunately more familiar with political scare campaigns over the years — particularly …

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An 820-lb. Wild Hog Is Rooting Around Your Front Porch: What’s the Protocol?

Wade Seago of Samson, Alabama, knew something was amiss when his daughter started screaming and his schnauzer started barking. From a window he could see that his dog, Cruiser, had cornered a wild hog — a very, very big wild hog — about five yards …

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Rights to Life, Liberty, Property Deemed Optional

Let’s play a game. You get one swing at destroying the rule of law. We’ve got three contestants. Who wants to go first? Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced this week that trials are a nuisance and that brown people with cash will be presumed guilty …

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Three Cheers for the Republicans Who Let McConnellCare Sink!

Kudos to Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Jerry Moran (R-Ks.), and Mike Lee (R-Utah) for putting an end to the proposed “Better Care Reconciliation Act,” a.k.a. McConnellCare. And kudos to Sen. Susan Collins (R-Me.) for opposing it too, even though she did so for the wrong …

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