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Live From the Blood Seats


Boston The American Spectator watched live from the blood seats, more accurately described as the thud seats for the ghastly sounds heard feet from the cage, at TD Garden along with 16,015 other spectators at the UFC’s Saturday night pay-per-view event. I entered a dimension as vast as Causeway Street, Interstate 93, and North Station […]

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America Needs a Counterrevolution


Culturally speaking, America is a wreck. Today, the United States has lost its unquestioned dominance over the world. America remains the first power among equals, but America’s once-considerable lead is essentially gone. The beginning of the end of American dominance occurred during our cultural revolution in the 1960s. Thanks to the Left’s “long-march through the […]

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Trump Moves to Defend Religious Rights of Doctors


President Trump’s Health and Human Services Department (HHS) has taken new steps to restore religious protections for physicians and other healthcare providers long under attack by the bureaucratic bullies of the Obama administration. In addition to expanding its Office for Civil Rights by creating the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division, HHS has announced a new […]

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How to Know When Democrats Are Jerking Around


It was a very subtle gesture, lost amid all the media ballyhoo over the Great Government Shutdown. But in that small gesture, we find the Rosetta Stone that helps the astute observer define and interpret the deceitful language of Washington politics. And once again, the uncovered language reveals that the Democrats not only are jerking […]

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The Drone Epidemic


Drones — remotely-controlled unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) — come in any number of sizes and configurations. Some are weapons of war, such as the MQ-9 Reaper, whose pilots have killed hundreds of terrorists in the Middle East and Southwest Asia. The MQ-9 has a 66-foot wingspan and is 36 feet long. Some are toys like […]

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End Games — Though Chuck Bednarik Would Be Happy


Could have been worse. That, anyway, is what serious NFL fans were most likely thinking after the conference championship games were done and the Super Bowl matchup had, thus, been decided. It had been a season of discontent. The worst, in that regard, since the bad old days of players strikes and replacement players. By […]

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Throwing the President’s Weight Around


When the president’s annual physical results were released, you knew anything short of White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson announcing that Mr. Trump was suffering from late stage dementia and was in desperate need of a heart transplant was going to outrage the media, who, of course, know better about the President’s health than his […]

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GOP Should Help Dreamers (But Not This Week)


I get it all the time: “What part of illegal don’t you understand? They have to go!” It’s a predictable reaction from a passionate minority of my audience when discussing how the United States should deal with the issue of illegal immigration, and particularly with those illegal (or “undocumented” if you are from a politically […]

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Tax and Smoke and #MeToo Aggravation


Friday This has been a hellacious week. All because of the IRS. It’s complicated but it has to do with the Alternative Minimum Tax. That’s a tax on items which previously might have been deductible, but are now fully taxable. That is, if you had X amount of deductions, now that X is considered income, […]

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Democrats Using Same Strategy Republicans Tried in 2013


Washington In 2013, House Republicans shut down the federal government in a doomed effort to defund then President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. It lasted 17 days and accomplished nothing. Amazingly, Democrats have decided to follow the same lame playbook. Back in 2013, Obama called it the “Republican shutdown” — and he was right, even […]

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