Jeffrey Lord

 Jeffrey Lord, a contributing editor to The American Spectator, is a former aide to Jack Kemp and Ronald Reagan. An author and CNN commentator, he writes from Pennsylvania at and @JeffJlpa1. His new book, What America Needs: The Case for Trump, is now out from Regnery Publishing.

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Now Let Us Praise Bill Bennett


Over here at Hot Air, Larry O’Connor has thrown the spotlight on the always estimable William J. Bennett. The former Reagan Secretary of Education and Class A-Plus conservative had appeared on Fox News to say this of Donald Trump and his battle with the now increasingly eye-rolling Never Trumpers. “He does not need to speak […]

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Dana Milbank’s Hannity Double-Standard


Nearby is my piece on the game being played by the New York Times with Sean Hannity who is, (gasp!) giving some advice to Donald Trump. This morning comes Dana Milbank from the Washington Post, headlining Sean Hannity, Trump’s spin ‘Doctor’ After listing Hannity’s alleged sins, and throwing in Roger Ailes and Breitbart’s Steve Bannon […]

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The New York Times Attacks Sean Hannity


There they go again. Yesterday the New York Times ran this breathless headline, on the front page, no less. Sean Hannity Turns Adviser in the Service of Donald Trump  The reporter, Jim Rutenberg, was, in the style of that long-ago lovable TV rube Gomer Pyle, just all “Gol…llllllly Ned” about Sean Hannity and Hannity’s relationship […]

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The Smearing of Steve Bannon


Amazing. Here is the official announcement from the Trump campaign: DONALD J. TRUMP ANNOUNCES MAJOR CAMPAIGN HIRES Mr. Trump Appoints Stephen K. Bannon To Campaign CEO; Kellyanne Conway Promoted To Campaign Manager (New York, NY) August 17th, 2016  —  Donald J. Trump today announced that Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon has been appointed CEO, […]

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Trump, Reagan and the Battle of ‘Journalistic Incest’


The story in the New York Times was definitive. The headline? Reagan Attacks Press Analyses Calling His Speeches Inaccurate Mere days later, the Times struck back: Challenges to Statements Putting Reagan on the Defensive The second story, a continuation of the first story that questioned the accuracy of Reagan’s speeches, spun a new take on Ronald […]

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Incompetence: How to Get a Mass Murderer’s Dad Into a Clinton Rally


It was 1996. The Bill Clinton/Bob Dole/Ross Perot showdown was running at full tilt. And into the battle Ross Perot tossed this little political grenade: “I never thought I would live to see a major drug dealer give 20,000 bucks… and then be invited to the White House for a reception. Now keep in mind, […]

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Trump Is Right: Elections Can Be Rigged


“I’m afraid the election’s going to be rigged. I have to be honest…. I’m telling you, November 8, we’d better be careful, because that election is going to be rigged. And I hope the Republicans are watching closely or it’s going to be taken away from us.”  Thus spoke Donald Trump the other day, igniting […]

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Forget the Polls


The Dukakis campaign could have been forgiven for humming a few bars of Hail to the Chief. Here is the New York Times on July 26, 1988: Dukakis Lead Widens, According to New Poll The Times story began this way: In the aftermath of the Democratic National Convention, the party’s nominee, Michael S. Dukakis, has […]

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Trump Outdraws Hillary in Pennsylvania


One rally filled a high school gym with thousands, with thousands more waiting — unsuccessfully — to get in. Another rally a few days earlier — a mere handful of miles away — was reported this way: HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pushing an agenda that touts creating millions of new jobs for Americans, Democratic presidential nominee […]

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Drudge Gets Wolf Blitzer Wrong: I Was at CNN Party Too


Over at the Drudge Report, the estimable Matt Drudge has this headline: CNN CELEBRATES HILLARY: BLITZER TOASTS SPEECH, DANCING, PARTY From Drudge the link takes you to this story in the American Mirror which blares: VIDEO: CNN Wolf Blitzer drinks wine, dances to celebrate Hillary’s nomination The Mirror story focuses on a CNN party after […]

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