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by | Nov 16, 2019

Donald Trump is not the first president whom opponents tried to drive from office almost from the start of his term. Radical Republicans targeted Andrew Johnson only a few months after he assumed the presidency following Abraham Lincoln’s assassination in…

by | Nov 16, 2019

Opposition research conducted by the government? What a terrifying thought. The very idea that those in power would somehow become so sure of themselves and their right to power that they would direct government agents to conduct research against political…

by | Nov 16, 2019

Kimberley Strassel received the Barbara Olson Award for Excellence and Independence in Journalism at The American Spectator’s 52nd annual Robert L. Bartley Gala on November 7, 2019. Strassel is the author of the “Potomac Watch” column in the Wall Street Journal and the book Resistance (At…

by | Nov 16, 2019

I had the chance to meet a scholar recently, a woman from Norway. I went to hear her talk about a historical figure I’ve written about on this site before — Hans Nielsen Hauge (pronounced “HOW-geh”), the early 19th-century Norwegian…

by | Nov 15, 2019

One, she was appointed ambassador to Ukraine by Obama in May 2016, six months before his presidency ended. 2. From 2008 to 2011, she was Bush’s and Obama’s ambassador to Armenia. George W. Bush removed Yovanovitch’s predecessor, Ambassador John Evans,…

by | Nov 15, 2019

Both America and The American Spectator have lost a friend and an important conservative intellectual: Peter Collier. He quietly passed away a week ago, on November 1, in a hospital in Sacramento, with little fanfare and insufficient public acknowledgment. He…

by | Nov 15, 2019

Let us begin our annual celebration of The American Spectator by reviewing where we stand today, with the Right (that is us) arrayed against the Left (that is them) in another glorious democratic contest to bring heaven to earth. But…

by | Nov 15, 2019

Artists have the right to block “haters” on social media, but politicians do not. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is learning this the hard way. One week ago, she settled a lawsuit that compelled her to unblock former New York State Assemblyman…

by | Nov 15, 2019

A product of Harvard, a university that has been especially effective in building global citizens, George Kent, a career official at the State Department, demonstrated during the presidential impeachment inquiry that he understands better than the rest of us what…

by | Nov 15, 2019

When your two marquee witnesses concede that they did not actually witness anything, the words “But I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night” normally follow. William Taylor and George Kent did not reveal their hotel accommodations to…

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