Politics
by | Aug 26, 2019

I’m a fan of Ross Kaminsky, who is one of our better contributors here at The American Spectator, but his piece over the weekend griping at President Trump for his rather dramatic outbursts Friday on the U.S. economy simply missed…

by | Aug 26, 2019

The Democrats are clearly losing confidence that their declared presidential candidates can beat President Trump in 2020. They tout polls showing that any of their top four candidates would win the general election were it held now, but only the…

by | Aug 26, 2019

President Trump is obviously puzzled and dismayed by the fact that most Jewish voters will vote for virtually any Democrat instead of him next year. Giving voice to his puzzlement last week, and responding to the latest from Nancy Pelosi’s…

by | Aug 25, 2019

Friday was a particularly bad day for the United States. It was a day on which President Trump’s tweets either, depending on your priors, began or continued to show him as desperate and panicky enough about re-election, and driven so…

by | Aug 25, 2019

Recent breathless headlines of impending recession exposed the “experts” more than the economy. In attempting to see over the economic horizon, they appeared more to be seeking to see past this administration. The economy remains sound, even as attempts to…

by | Aug 25, 2019

Washington I got into a Twitter war with radio talk show host Sebastian Gorka last week. It began when Gorka crowed about Playboy White House correspondent Brian Karem having his White House press pass suspended for 30 days because of…

by | Aug 24, 2019

The news is full of the New York Times’ latest initiative in enlightening the masses: “The 1619 Project.” The plan is to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first black slaves in what would someday be the…

by | Aug 24, 2019

In his book Saving Justice: Watergate, the Saturday Night Massacre, and Other Adventures of a Solicitor General (2013), Bob Bork made the following observation: As I slowly realized, the unspoken rule was that Nixon was not to win any cases. That’s not…

by | Aug 23, 2019

Billionaire, philanthropist, and free-market conservative activist David Koch died today, according to a statement from his brother Charles Koch. Koch’s fortune of $42.4 billion in total, amassed through his 42 percent ownership in Koch Industries, made him the 17th richest…

by | Aug 23, 2019

Europe has problems: Trust in traditional center-right and center-left parties collapsing. A rise in support for outsider parties. Integration issues brought about by decades of mass immigration, exacerbated by the 2015 refugee flow. A European Union that has become so…

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