Daniel J. Flynn

Daniel J. Flynn, a senior editor of The American Spectator, is the author of The War on Football (Regnery, 2013), Blue Collar Intellectuals (ISI Books, 2011), A Conservative History of the American Left (Crown Forum, 2008), Intellectual Morons (Crown Forum, 2004), and Why the Left Hates America (Prima Forum, 2002). His articles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, New York Post, City Journal, National Review, and his own website, www.flynnfiles.com.   

How the FBI Hurt the Candidate It Sought to Help

 

The letter James Comey sent Congress announcing his reopening of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails during the closing days of the 2016 election came as a result of political machinations. The politicization of the bureau’s activities that harmed Hillary Clinton ironically came from keystone-cop agents who explicitly expressed a desire to help Hillary Clinton. […]

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Why Did FBI Assign Same Agents to Clinton & Trump Cases?

 

Why did the FBI assign the same agents who investigated Hillary Clinton’s emails to look into allegations of Russian collusion with Donald Trump’s campaign? Given the overlapping timetable of both cases, the decision appears not only peculiar but harmful to the efforts. The inspector general notes in his report the repeated excuse that the importance […]

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IG Report: No ‘Confidence’ Peter Strzok’s Decisionmaking ‘Free from Bias’

 

“[Trump’s] not ever going to become president right? Right?!” former FBI attorney Lisa Page wrote to FBI agent Peter Strzok. Strzok replied, “No. No he’s not. We’ll stop it.” The text exchanges between the FBI employees included in Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s 581-page report follow others indicating a bias so strong that it influenced the […]

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DxE Spox: Animal Farms Are Illegal, Period

 

A spokesman for Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) pushes back on accounts that activists affiliated with the group shoved women or used crowbars to gain access to the chickens they retrieved last week at a Petaluma, California, egg farm. “Nonviolence is one of our organizing principles,” Matt Johnson, a spokesman for the group, explained to The […]

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Animal Rights Activists Endanger Chickens in Massive ‘Rescue’

 

Animal rights activists forcibly broke into a farm supplying Whole Foods with eggs and stole chickens in broad daylight last week. Local farmers worry that in their zeal to save chickens the activists actually endangered them. The Direct Action Everywhere “rescue,” which involved hundreds of activists transported to Petaluma, California, on seven buses on May […]

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Pardon Us, Dinesh

 

Donald Trump pardoned bestselling author Dinesh D’Souza on Thursday for campaign finance violations. Now how about pardoning him for all of those prostitutes he killed at truck stops throughout the Southwest? Pardon me for coming to a false assumption about Dinesh D’Souza’s crimes. I watched MSNBC Thursday morning. I’m quite impressionable. The impulse to peruse […]

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NFL Completes Hail Mary to Beat Social-Justice Wreckers

 

Our long national nightmare is over. The National Football League outlawed national anthem kneeling on Wednesday. “This season, all league and team personnel shall stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell explained in a statement. “Personnel who choose not to stand for the Anthem may stay in the […]

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Moses Farrow Depicts Mia Farrow, Not Woody Allen, as Abuser

 

Moses Farrow, adopted son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, portrays the former as the abuser in their household in a lengthy blog post. He paints his adoptive father as an innocent smeared as a result of embarking on a distasteful relationship with his lover’s adopted daughter. Present on the day Allen supposedly molested seven-year-old […]

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The Witch Hunt

 

“Congratulations America,” Donald Trump tweeted Thursday. “[W]e are now into the second year of the greatest Witch Hunt in American History.” Tituba, spectrally and respectfully, disagrees. The greatest witch hunt in American history, which concluded 325 years ago this month, featured several Robert Mueller-type figures, including, especially, Cotton Mather. Though Mather did not directly participate […]

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Tom Wolfe Leaves Us at 88

 

Tom Wolfe wrote journalism as a novelist and novels as a journalist. This sometimes worked. Wolfe died at 88 on Monday after a lifelong battle with age. As a septuagenarian, he wrote I Am Charlotte Simmons, a novel about the campus hookup culture. He really did not know his place. He wore white suits in […]

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