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.

Obama: Rush Limbaugh Made Me Fail

 

The headline on Mediaite said it all: Obama: Limbaugh, Fox Helped Create Environment for Republicans Refusing to Work With Me The story began thusly, bold print for emphasis supplied: In tonight’s NBC Dateline special, as President Obama tonight discussed his frustrations with Republicans for not being more willing to work with him over the past […]

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The United Church of Christ and the Bullying of a Black College

 

The headline my fellow member of the United Church of Christ saw was, indeed, astounding if not surprising. Wrote this former colleague on the UCC regional board of directors from our area of Pennsylvania: “Have our church leaders gone off the deep end??? How can they continue to claim to be uniters, and inclusive?” Good question. […]

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Badge of Honor: I Win Crooks and Liars ‘Worst Pundit Ever’ Award

 

Well, gee. Thanks Crooks and Liars! Over there at one of the worst race-driven, skin-color judging liberal websites in America I have been awarded a “Crookie” for “Worst Pundit Ever.” As always, the Crooks and Liars rewriting of American history — when not utterly ignoring it altogether — is astounding. Here’s a sampling from the […]

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Robert Reich Plots to Help Trump

 

It was a simple Facebook post. And former Clinton Secretary of Labor Robert Reich got right to the point as headlined here in Mediaite: Former Secretary of Labor Proposes ‘Freedom Concert’ To Overshadow Inauguration The former Secretary’s post (full disclosure: Mr. Reich and I have been occasional sparring partners on CNN) read as follows: Robert […]

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Dear Senator McCain: Investigate Foreign Influence in U.S. Elections — All Of It

 

Dear Senator McCain. Go for it. All of it. Much is being made about alleged interference in U.S. elections by the Russians. You have promised an investigation. But when the subject of “foreign influence” in the elections surfaces, strangely those eager to investigate the Russians suddenly turn silent — or worse, dismissive — when the […]

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Van Jones to Interview Trump Supporters on CNN

 

Tonight at 9pn ET, CNN will present my friend and sparring partner Van Jones in a special titled: “The Messy Truth.” The CNN press release is below. But a word here. I’ve seen some of the footage from the taped sections of the show. Van the staunch progressive sits down with an Ohio family of […]

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Jennifer Palmieri and the Party of Race

 

It was the traditional Kennedy School after-the-election sit down for the leaders of that cycle’s presidential campaigns. This time, of course, that meant a conversation between the leaders of the Trump and Clinton campaigns. By multiple media accounts it did not go well. Here is a sample of the back-and-forth between Hillary Clinton’s communications director […]

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A Challenge for the Washington Post’s Karen Tumulty: What Lies?

 

So in this Mediaite account of the dust up between Trump and Clinton aides at Harvard’s Kennedy School, there is this from the Washington Post’s Karen Tumulty to CNN president Jeff Zucker. It reads: At one point The Washington Post’s Karen Tumulty got in on it, asking about why CNN hired and promoted “nutjob” Trump supporters. “At […]

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David Urban: The Next RNC Chair?

 

The CNN story has it right. The headline: Pennsylvania political operative to be considered as RNC chair, sources say The story by ace reporters Dana Bash, Mark Preston, and Daniella Diaz says, in part, this: Washington (CNN) — President-elect Donald Trump is considering Pennsylvania political operative Dave Urban as the next chair of the Republican […]

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The Importance of Jared Kushner

 

So as America heads into the Thanksgiving holidays, the Washington and political/media Establishment still agog at the election of Donald Trump as the nation’s 45th president, various knickers are in knots because of news reports that the President-elect is considering making his son-in-law Jared Kushner a member of the White House staff. Aghast, there are […]

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