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by and | Feb 1, 2023

In this episode of The Spectacle, Scott McKay and Melissa Mackenzie discuss former President Donald Trump’s Ron DeSantis obsession. This leads to a discussion about Republicans who obsess over other Republicans instead of focusing on the obvious failures of Democrats…

by | Dec 20, 2022

At our annual Robert L. Bartley Gala on October 20, keynote speaker Newt Gingrich delivered his funniest line in characteristic Newt form when he said, “We have today a president who on a good day is an idiot.” Since November…

by | Nov 25, 2022

In terms of sheer numbers, Republicans did the worst in governorships among all the electoral positions up for grabs this year. Republicans did make gains, although modest, in the House. In the Senate, Republicans will either have a net gain…

by | Nov 23, 2022

In late 2015, I ran into a veteran Republican on the streets of Washington, D.C. This gentleman had worked in several Republican presidential administrations. I asked him what he thought of Donald Trump. He launched into a diatribe against him,…

by | Nov 16, 2022

In a previous article for The American Spectator reflecting on the underperformance by Republicans in the 2022 midterm elections, I concluded that the Republicans — and the country — need a reincarnated Ronald Reagan who can tell the American people that…

by | Nov 10, 2022

In what was an overall frustrating election night for Republicans, in which the oft-predicted “red wave” failed to materialize nationally, there was one state above all that provided a clear beacon of hope. That would be my adopted state of…

by | Oct 27, 2022

The modern Left has managed to unite two groups historically at crossed swords: Christians and Muslims. Concerned parents of both faiths are now confronting a common enemy — sexual perversity and indoctrination at their children’s schools, with transgender orientation the…

by | Oct 27, 2022

The Red Wave is here, but if you’re a reader of The American Spectator you already know that. You’ve read Josh Hammer’s column here last week, you read my pontifications on it, and you even know what Newt Gingrich had to…

by | Oct 25, 2022

Honestly, I can’t decide whether to interpret this strange three-way micturation contest between Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis, and Joe O’Dea, the Republican Senate nominee in Colorado who has an outside shot of knocking off Democrat incumbent Michael Bennet, as a…

by | Sep 29, 2022

With the grim inevitability of Greek tragedy, three things always happen when a hurricane makes landfall in the United States. First, the storm will be touted by the corporate media as evidence that anthropogenic climate change presents an existential threat…

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