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David Catron
David Catron
David Catron is a recovering health care consultant and frequent contributor to The American Spectator. You can follow him on Twitter at @Catronicus.
by | Jan 21, 2020

New York magazine’s Ed Kilgore recently offered up yours truly as a prototypical Trump supporter who has ignored the “key lesson from 2016.” Quoting an excerpt from an October article in which I suggested that impeachment enhances Trump’s 2020 prospects…

by | Jan 16, 2020

The Left’s reaction to CNN’s hostility toward Sen. Bernie Sanders during Tuesday night’s Democratic presidential debate inevitably evokes that classic Casablanca scene in which Renault indignantly declares, “I’m shocked — shocked — to find that gambling is going on in here!” Renault…

by | Jan 13, 2020

Last February, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez threatened House Democrats who dared to work with Republicans, saying they were “putting themselves on a list” and that she would help challengers unseat them in 2020. At the time, her more seasoned colleagues assumed such…

by | Jan 9, 2020

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has repeatedly portrayed President Trump as an existential threat to the republic. As she put it when announcing the House impeachment inquiry, “The actions taken to date by the president have seriously violated the Constitution.” She…

by | Jan 6, 2020

When the news broke about the death of Qassem Soleimani in an American airstrike, it was inevitable that the Democrats and the media would denounce the action and once again declare President Trump unfit for office. More surprising was the…

by | Jan 3, 2020

Watching the Democratic Presidential candidates debate the best way to fix health care, it’s difficult to escape the impression that they suffer from collective amnesia. Their party had its shot at reforming the system a decade ago and blew it…

by | Dec 30, 2019

During a recent CNN interview, New Yorker editor David Remnick expressed consternation with the public’s refusal to accept at face value what the news media report about President Trump. Our intransigence, it seems, is a source of considerable frustration for…

by | Dec 23, 2019

All the sound and fury produced by the Democrats last week about impeachment drowned out a useful lesson concerning their last great act of legislative hubris. On Wednesday, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals declared Obamacare’s insurance mandate unconstitutional, and…

by | Dec 18, 2019

House Democrats, forced by a budget deadline to divert a little energy from impeachment to their primary legislative function, have reluctantly negotiated a spending agreement with congressional Republicans and the White House. The bill, which must be passed by the…

by | Dec 16, 2019

Will the decimation of the British Labour Party by Boris Johnson’s Conservatives awake the Democrats to the reality that they, to employ one of their favorite formulations, are on the wrong side of history? Will it finally dawn on them…

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