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Confirmed: John Brennan Colluded With Foreign Spies to Defeat Trump


An article in the Guardian last week provides more confirmation that John Brennan was the American progenitor of political espionage aimed at defeating Donald Trump. One side did collude with foreign powers to tip the election — Hillary’s. Seeking to retain his position as CIA director under Hillary, Brennan teamed up with British spies and Estonian spies to […]

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Rewarding Public Employees With New Tax Hikes on the Private Sector


Sacramento Under the “leadership” of Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative Democrats, the state government has increased its spending a dramatic $36 billion over the last six years, but never managed to put any additional funding into transportation and infrastructure — unless one considers the billions it’s spending to build a high-speed rail boondoggle. Yet during […]

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Sponsors Ditch Bill O’Reilly, Partner With Bill Clinton


You can’t make this stuff up. One sponsor after another abandons Fox’s Bill O’Reilly because of allegations of sexual harassment. Fox then announces it is abandoning its famous star of decades and he is out. For the record? I have not only never been on O’Reilly’s show, I have never met the man. He is […]

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George Soros’s Contributions to a Cannabis Hotbed


Albania’s socialist prime minister, Edi Rama, is the only foreign leader who came to the U.S. to trash talk Donald J. Trump last year, possibly at the behest of his close friend, George Soros. “God forbid” Trump wins the Republican nomination Rama told CNN’s Richard Quest. Trump’s election would “harm a lot America and it […]

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Fearless, and Meaningless


When Italian sculptor Arturo Di Modica responded to the 1987 stock market implosion by creating the now-iconic Charging Bull gracing New York’s financial district, he was paying tribute to the American people and the free market. Charging Bull is a beautiful, emotive, fluid work of art, full of life and a celebration of the capitalist […]

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BMW’s New Gran Touring Scooter Is Something Else


It’s hilarious that they get away with calling something like the ’17 BMW C650 GT a “scooter.” Please. Okay, it looks like one. It is a step-through and it doesn’t have a manual transmission. By those measures, sure, it’s a scooter. What time does Matlock come on? But it’s also something else. Among my personal […]

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Beware the Universal Basic Income


Some people just don’t know when to quit. Despite the historic failures of Communism, and recent rebukes to socialism such as Brexit and the election of Donald Trump, the far left has concocted yet another harebrained scheme aimed at ensuring that society remains forever dependent on the meager allowances of government. This latest leftist incarnation, […]

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Why ‘Moonshine’? Kevin Kosar Explains


The American Spectator’s Great American Saloons & Spirits columnist Kevin Kosar just published a book about Moonshine for the Edible Series. For spirits aficionados, history buffs, cooks, and fans of great writing, it’s a must buy. In fact, this book should be on everyone’s Father’s Day gift list. You can buy it here. Kevin’s book […]

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Russia Then & Now: A Tale of Two Visits


In 1985 I spent 13 days in Russia — then officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.), but which I will call Russia for reader convenience. I traveled with 100 others, under the august auspices of the Smithsonian Institution. After 32 years and countless tectonic intervening events, I recently returned to what — no […]

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Donald Trump, Save the Eisenhower Memorial


Washington There is hope! I am speaking of the envisioned memorial to Dwight D. Eisenhower here in Washington, D.C. Admittedly its design by the crank architect, Frank Gehry, has been pretty much accepted by the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission, and the chairman of the House committee that has control of the funding, the Hon. […]

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