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by | Feb 16, 2020

Rodrigo Duterte, the ever-unpredictable president of the Philippines, has given official notice to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) that governs the presence of U.S. military personnel. Among other complaints, he said Americans were rude and failed to leave their…

by | Feb 16, 2020

There is no act of treachery or meanness of which a political party is not capable; for in politics there is no honour. — Benjamin Disraeli Barely two weeks since Brexiteers celebrated Britain’s exit from the European Union, already alarms are…

by | Feb 16, 2020

Washington President Donald Trump is turning his base into hardcore civil libertarians and turning the left into brutal authoritarians. Although, to be fair, he’s not doing it alone. Overzealous federal prosecutors are the big drivers. Exhibit A: Roger Stone, the…

by | Feb 15, 2020

For four years, polling has documented that the president’s strongest support demographic is America’s Orthodox Jews. The support runs between 70 percent in radical Los Angeles to 90 percent most everywhere else. This has been documented here and here and…

by | Feb 15, 2020

“So mayor Pete is a Red Diaper baby! This explains a lot … ” So writes Charlie, a longtime reader of mine and of The American Spectator. Please note that Charlie didn’t call Pete a red, but a red-diaper baby….

by | Feb 15, 2020

Writing in the Wall Street Journal on February 12, Max Raskin argued, The bar for investigating political opponents should be high, especially when offenses are selectively enforced or derivative of the investigation. Many crimes — marijuana possession, jaywalking — are…

by | Feb 15, 2020

Something inside the copy of Alexander of Macedon, A History interrupted the clean stack of bound leaves of the nearly new book. It still retained the remnant aroma of fresh print pressed against a matte paper finish. The only indication…

by | Feb 14, 2020

You can’t make this up. CNN headlined the story this way: Stone juror says she ‘stands with’ the prosecutors The story begins this way: (CNN) — A juror on the Roger Stone trial said she wants to “stand up” for the…

by | Feb 14, 2020

You’ve probably never heard of this guy, but he deserves to be famous. Or perhaps, as was El Guapo, “in-famous.” 1. Democrat John Rogers of Birmingham, Alabama, is the dumbest state legislator in America This, admittedly, is perhaps an inherited…

by | Feb 14, 2020

A joke going around Democratic circles: What’s the difference between Joe Biden, Jesus Christ, and herpes? Joe Biden ain’t ever coming back. Four nurses not in on that joke feverishly sought to resuscitate the ailing candidate on ABC several hours…

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