Jay D. Homnick

Jay D. Homnick is a Senior Fellow at the London Center for Policy Research and a long-time contributor to The American Spectator. His new book, Bullet in From Sinai: The Moral Case for Gun Rights, is endorsed by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., Grover Norquist, and NRA president David Keene.

Spoliated Brats

 

My grandmother expected me to become a lawyer. I had made up my mind not to, but it took some time for me to work up the courage to give her the news. Eventually a time came when she put me on the spot and I blurted: “Grandma, I want to be a writer. There […]

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Democrats Lying Low

 

Democrats lie. Should you ever participate in a parlor game, or a Twitter meme, looking for two-word redundant sentences, our opener today is a sure winner every time. It is better, sharper, more accurate than “Noses run” or “Chips dip.” In fact, it is even marginally more correct than “Republicans cower,” but hopefully the Trump […]

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James and the Giant Preach

 

James Comey loves to preach to us lesser mortals about ethics and such. Like Jimmy Carter before him, James Comey has let the J.C. initials get to his head and thinks he can walk on water. Now that he is trying to plug a book at the same time, he is in danger of electrocution. […]

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Hillary’s Danger Field, Part Two

 

Rodney Dangerfield is our guest again this week. He opens with this signature line: “My wife, she’s really somethin’. Her father died last week, and she had his body frozen… Every time I go to take a snack, he falls out of the refrigerator!” We thought we had dispensed with Hillary Clinton already, disposed with […]

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Hillary’s Danger Field

 

Rodney Dangerfield liked to tell a story about his wife taking the family car out on a shopping trip. When she emerged from the store with her purchases, she saw a thief driving the vehicle right out of the lot. “Did you get a good look at him?” Rodney asked. “No,” she replied. “But I […]

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Reclaiming King David

 

Jerusalem is being reclaimed, but the city needs its king. Meir Y. Soloveichik’s article, “King David,” in the January 2017 issue of First Things, should be required reading for any serious thinker trying to rotate his religious and political worlds in synchrony. Unfortunately, after gracing us with the gift of David in First Things first, […]

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Rule the Day!

 

Unicorns often prove elusive, but unipartisanship can sometimes bring its own cornucopia. As a singular initiative of Republicans, presided over by Vice President Mike Pence, the United States Senate has passed the long-awaited tax bill, the consequences of which to your pocketbook may be computed at taxplancalculator.com. The Democrat party was uniform in its resistance […]

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Elitists Roll Roys: Why Old-Timers Like Judge Moore Never Stand a Chance

 

Judge Roy Moore has always come across as an anachronism, a frontier character letting chips fall as they may and consequences be damned. It is hard to think of him without harking back to Judge Roy Bean, the quirky Justice of the Peace who ruled with an iron and ironic hand, dispensing a brand of […]

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Linear Equations, Exponential Miscalculations: Rex Tillerson and the Kurds

 

The name Tillerson is a comforting one to policy makers, suggesting the son of tillers who have learned the soil can only be tilled with toil. But Secretary Tillerson’s unfortunate response to the Kurdish referendum was deficient in both style and substance. You cannot sit on fences in the Middle East, because they are generally […]

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Kurdistan: A General’s Overview

 

Well, the Kurds have gone ahead and done their referendum, overruling the quibbles and frets of all the “stability” junkies in the Middle East policy community. That community, such as it is, has long followed the weird thought pattern that whatever is worst in the Middle East must be preserved, because those behaviors represent “intransigent” […]

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