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Jed Babbin
American Spectator contributing editor Jed Babbin served as a deputy undersecretary of defense in the George H. W. Bush administration. He writes the “Loose Canons” column for The American Spectator and often appears as a talking warhead on television and radio. He is coauthor (with Herbert London) of the book The BDS War Against Israel. He is also the author of Inside the Asylum: Why the UN and Old Europe are Worse Than You Think. You can follow him on Twitter@jedbabbin.
by | Oct 4, 2022

Last week, I illuminated how President Joe Biden is forcing “wokeness” on our military and explained its inevitable effect, which is to lower both the lethality and readiness of our forces. This is worse than the social experimentation of the…

by | Sep 28, 2022

On Monday, Danish and Swedish seismologists measured what they say were explosions along the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines, which bring Russian gas to Germany and the rest of Western Europe. Those explosions released and probably will continue to…

by | Sep 26, 2022

Former President Donald Trump is being mocked for suggesting last week that we’d lose a war with Russia. Trump, with great regularity, uses words rather carelessly. But in this case, he’s probably right. With apologies to John Kennedy Toole, President…

by | Sep 19, 2022

When Reps. Newt Gingrich and Dick Armey wrote their 1994 congressional campaign platform entitled “Contract with America,” they led Republicans to their first House majority in 40 years. The “Contract” was just that: a specific list of 10 bills they…

by | Sep 12, 2022

Since 2015 the animating thought among the Democrats and their sycophants in the FBI and our intelligence community has been to prevent and then cripple Donald Trump’s presidency. Among them pursuit of that idea is becoming more desperate as Trump’s…

by | Sep 5, 2022

When Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced his “definitive” retirement from politics last week, his armed militias and allies did what they usually do. The riots in Baghdad killed at least 30 people. Al-Sadr, after ordering his followers to leave…

by | Aug 29, 2022

On Friday, the FBI released a severely redacted version of the 38-page affidavit submitted to Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart in support of the application to search former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida. The redactions conceal much…

by | Aug 22, 2022

Tomorrow, Aug. 24, is Ukraine’s independence day, when it celebrates its 1991 independence from the Soviet Union. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that he expects Russian forces to do something especially nasty on that day. Aug. 24 is also…

by | Aug 16, 2022

Lavrentiy Beria was a truly evil man. From 1938 to 1953, Beria was chief of Joseph Stalin’s secret police, the NKVD. Under Beria, the NKVD conducted purges of Communist Party loyalists and executed thousands of people he and Stalin believed…

by | Aug 9, 2022

When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi floated the idea that she would visit Taiwan, a member of China’s Communist regime said that the country might shoot down the aircraft she’d ride in on. China, of course, regards Taiwan as a renegade…

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