Kaylin Bugos

Kaylin Bugos is an editorial intern at The American Spectator. She is a rising senior at the University of Maryland where she is the editor-in-chief of The Terrapin Times, a campus publication that provides an alternative voice to students. Tweet tips and comments to @KaylinBugos.

Israel to Release First Set of Palestinian Prisoners

 

No matter how you look at it, Israel agreeing to release 104 Palestinian prisoners — many of them terrorists — is emotionally devastating. On Tuesday, Israel will release the first 26, of whom 17 have killed Israelis. The list of their atrocities is long. One killed a 67-year-old Holocaust survivor with an ax at a […]

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New Details on IRS Scandal Give Americans More Reasons to Distrust Government

 

Is the IRS scandal this generation’s Watergate? More and more, all signs point to yes – though not necessarily for the reason many assume. Watergate is most often remembered for a president who was brought down for targeting his political opponents. But its larger legacy was to usher in an era of public distrust of […]

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Egypt: One Month Later

 

It’s been almost a month since Egypt’s massive June 30 protests that led to the military taking control from Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood. Yet the unrest hasn’t settled and there is no sign that it will quiet down soon. After being held in an undisclosed location since his removal on July 3, the […]

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More Reasons to Be Cautious About the Syrian Civil War

 

Getting involved in the Syrian civil war is a bad idea for America. We have no legitimate reason to do it and many reasons not to. I’ve said for months that the Syrian rebels are not a homogenous group of democrats, but a mixed group of democrats and Islamists. Those in favor of interfering have […]

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Peace Deal Unlikely Between Israelis and Palestinians

 

After four months of seemingly endless shuttle diplomacy, John Kerry has succeeded in getting the Israelis and the Palestinians to sit down and talk to each other about peace. No real plan was announced and both sides are still pretty firm on their positions, but we should get the confetti ready, because this clearly is […]

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Obama Appointee’s Office Involved in IRS Targeting of Conservative Groups

 

Remember how Democrats laughed at Republicans for saying that the White House may have been involved in the IRS targeting of conservatives? Yet again the joke is on them, as new evidence shows that the scandal goes higher up on the IRS ladder than we previously knew. Just yesterday, House Oversight and Reform Committee ranking […]

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The European Union Versus Netanyahu

 

The European Union must be clueless. That’s the only way to explain its newest decision regarding Israel’s borders. Haaretz: The European Union has published a guideline for all 28 member states forbidding any funding, cooperation, awarding of scholarships, research funds or prizes to anyone residing in the Jewish settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. The regulation, which goes […]

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IRS Disclosed Candidate and Donor Tax Records

 

If there was an award for bureaucratic incompetence, the IRS would win it by a landslide. We already know that the IRS targeted conservative groups (and not liberal groups, though Democrats are still in denial about that one) and inappropriately released taxpayers’ Social Security numbers. Now, Inspector General J. Russell George says the IRS released […]

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Nate Silver: Senate Could Go to Republicans in 2014

 

Is Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell part of our future? It might be, if Nate Silver is correct in his Senate race predicitions for 2014. Silver, who is well known for correctly predicting the outcome of the 2012 elections, thinks that the race for control of the Senate is now a toss-up and could even go to […]

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Syria and Iran Think They Have Strong Human Rights Records

 

Over 100,000 people have died in the Syrian civil war over the past 27 months, but President Bashar al-Assad still thinks his government belongs on the United Nation’s Human Rights Council. Both Syria and Iran are running for seats in the HRC’s “Asia group.” Reuters: From the so-called Asia group, which includes the Middle East […]

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