Jeffrey Lord

 Jeffrey Lord, a contributing editor to The American Spectator, is a former aide to Jack Kemp and Ronald Reagan. An author and CNN commentator, he writes from Pennsylvania at jlpa1@aol.com and @JeffJlpa1. His new book, What America Needs: The Case for Trump, is now out from Regnery Publishing.

A Challenge to Liberal Symone Sanders: Fund The King Center and Ben Carson Scholarships

 

The other day, my CNN colleague Symone Sanders and I were charged to discuss an interview in the Wall Street Journal with President Trump. The headline and sub-headline in the WSJ was this: Trump Threatens to Withhold Payments to Insurers to Press Democrats on Health Bill ‘Democrats will start calling me’ if turmoil hits insurance […]

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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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New York Times Bureau Chief: Defending Anti-Semitism?

 

It was the Rio Olympics. The sport in question: Judo. And keeping with tradition, as the two contestants entered to begin their match, one contestant reached out to shake his competitor’s hand. This time, there was no outstretched hand of sportsmanlike behavior coming back. Why? Wall Street Journal columnist Bret Stephens took note of why this was, […]

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A Statement From Carter Page

 

The Washington Post has published a story revealing that the FBI did indeed make a FISA request to “monitor the communications” of Carter Page, an adviser to then-candidate Donald Trump. The American Spectator has offered Mr. Page space for a verbatim, un-edited statement. Below is that statement (along with a photo of Mr. Page’s from […]

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Bravo, Mr. President

 

So there we were commentating away on CNN last Thursday night. There was a commercial break and a different segment that had we commentator-types excused for twenty minutes. We were no sooner untethered from microphones and ear pieces and settled in the Green Room when it quickly became apparent Something Had Happened. The “Something” of […]

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Is Rice Fried?

 

The story is a blockbuster. Over at Bloomberg, longtime national security reporter Eli Lake headlines this: Top Obama Adviser Sought Names of Trump Associates in Intel Lake reports, in part, the following: White House lawyers last month learned that the former national security adviser Susan Rice requested the identities of U.S. persons in raw intelligence reports on […]

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Exclusive: Evelyn Farkas Statement for The American Spectator: Video ‘A Wild Misinterpretation’ of Her Comments 

 

To American Spectator readers: As it happens in the world of coincidence, Evelyn Farkas, who served President Obama as deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia/Ukraine/Eurasia and is now in the news on the Trump-Russia issue, turns out to be a fellow graduate of Franklin and Marshall College. Currently she is an MSNBC analyst and senior fellow at the Atlantic Council. I did not […]

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Jon Lovett’s Liberal Mania

 

Jon Lovett, the ex-Obama speechwriter, has a bad case of the liberal mania. And oh, yes. He knows what conservatism is. Just ask him. In a conversation on CNN’s Reliable Sources, Lovett told host Brian Stelter just that, as reported here in this partial transcript provided at, ahem, Breitbart. Bold print boldly supplied by me: LOVETT: Look, here’s […]

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Carter Page to Nunes and Schiff: Let Me Testify

 

The American Spectator is in receipt of a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee — Devin Nunes and Adam Schiff respectively — from Carter Page. Mr. Page is in the news as a figure in the Trump-Russia allegations. He copied the Spectator with his letter because he wanted transparency […]

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Obama Must Testify

 

It’s time. As the House and Senate investigations start up, with the House Intelligence Committee hearing from FBI Director James Comey today, there is someone missing from the witness list. That would be: Former President Barack Obama. Again, let’s recount just six stories previously cited in this space. The New York Times on January 19, […]

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