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2016 Is Over, At Last | The American Spectator

If you kept your sanity through 2016, you either paid no attention to the presidential campaign or you were heavily medicated throughout the year. January ...and...

Democrats With Bylines

The liberal media's determination to elect Hillary Clinton to the White House has become blatantly transparent in their coverage of the Republican National Convention here.

Garry Marshall, RIP

Marshall cut his teeth as a writer in the late 1950's and early 1960's of TV on shows like The Tonight Show with Jack Paar,...

Trump Trumps on Orlando

Washington PostBolton is the guy as is General Jack Keane for SecDef, Chris Christie for AG, Giuliani for Homeland Security, Carson for HUD, and Fiorino...

The Debasing of Our Civic Currency

Going forward Lucretia Mott, Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Alice Paul, and Susan B. Anthony will decorate the back of the $10. The New York...

A Conservative Get-Together Like No Other

It is a tribute to the Heritage legends such as Ed Feulner and the late and deeply missed Baron (John) Von Kannon that the quality...

The Other Diversity: A Liberal Frets Over Too Many Liberals in Academia

In recent years, we have seen ever-greater numbers of public and private schools rescind invitations to conservative speakers, cancel honorary degrees to controversial awardees, and...

The NFL Channels Nietzsche

Imagine the opposite of what John Lennon once sang, and there is a heaven. The question then becomes would the NFL ... in the Georgia's...

Corporations Take Aim at Conservatives

Do-gooders pressure corporate baddies to stop subsidizing America's most notorious hate group: the Republican Party. “These companies have a choice right now, a history-making choice,”...

Tom Wolfe's View of Trump

You would think, for example, that his refusal to be on a television program with Megyn Kelly [at Fox News] would hurt him. My God,...

Donald and the Intellectual Snobs

As Trump has rolled through the primaries, and panic has set in among the conservative intelligentsia that the Trumpenproletarians will “draw and quarter” them and...

It was shocking to see Trump “conservatives” shout for the crucifixion of Ted Cruz.

And now, amazingly, Ted Cruz has morphed into a moral reprobate to the Trump fans, and deemed no longer even a real conservative — unlike...

Enunciate After Me, 'President Donald Trump'

As these Americans on the left prattle on about their alleged noble ends — as opposed to the means to those ends — some American...

The Stupid Party

By Wednesday, a day after Trump's victories put GOPe favorite Marco Rubio out of the race and made Ohio governor John Kasich a mathematical certainty...

Political Hay The Stupid Pary

By Wednesday, a day after Trump's victories put GOPe favorite Marco Rubio out of the race and made Ohio governor John Kasich a mathematical certainty...

Campaign Crawlers The Library Debate

With some qualifiers — John Kasich had a few momentary lapses into his former odd identity as a Spastic Octopus with inexplicably flailing arms, Donald...

Campaign Crawlers The Skinny on the GOP Debate

But Christie beat Marco Rubio after the latter attempted to hit him as a Common Core-and-Planned Parenthood-supporting liberal, coming off as the Alpha male in...

Rahm, I Tried to Warn You

... keeps them floating. When finished robbing their citizens, they rob the rest of us. ... as the crisis in question. It seems a nasty...

Lindsey Graham Drops Out of 2016 Presidential Race

(blog)Of course, Graham has never been a favorite of conservatives. Our old friend Quin Hillyer called him the "Worst Republican Senator" back in 2008.

Chappa-Quit-It

Edward Moore Kennedy, named for a man described by one biographer as Joseph Kennedy's “whoremaster,” never really stood a chance of becoming anybody but Edward...

No One Is Going to Enforce the Paris Climate Treaty Through the TPP

(blog) (blog)By K. William Watson on 12.16.15 | 11:16PM ... Conservative protectionists adopted the term “Obamatrade” to refer—interchangeably, in order to profit from confusion—to...

Should Lake Chabot Rant About Religion Be a Crime?

For his part, former San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Brown doesn't think you can prove battery. People ... on whether a group of believers happened...

Baseball Thrives on Income Inequality

This year, even before the meetings began, the aptly named David Price kicked off the festivities by inking a seven-year $217 million contract with the...

The NY Daily News Has Been Smearing The NRA For a Long Time

(blog)Matt Norcross is rightfully outraged that The New York Daily News would liken the NRA (and its President Wayne La Pierre in particular) to...

Choosing Decline

... as Vitter's past history of dalliances with ladies of the evening — even though not repeated since it ended some 14 years ago —...

A Lament for Stephen Harper

The odds of Harper being given a fourth consecutive mandate were long, especially when many key Tory cabinet ministers and potential successors to Harper such...

A Lament for Stephen Harper

Toronto StarThe odds of Harper being given a fourth consecutive mandate were long, especially when many key Tory cabinet ministers and potential successors to Harper...

A Further Perspective A Short Route to Chaos

As Kim Davis sat in jail, she received criticism from not only the usual liberal suspects but also conservative-leaning Christians who take an oddly absolutist...

The Environmental Spectator Millennial Voters Want Results, Not Regulations

Scott Walker has made some moves on the environment in this campaign, embracing a plan to disassemble the Environmental Protection Agency, and return regulation over...

The Third Obama Term | The American Spectator

Conservatives who oppose Trump point out that he has contributed at least $200,000 to the Democratic Party and to the campaigns of Democrats including Senators...

Optic Cleansing

The city library's annual “One Book, One Chicago” program would rather select Arthur Miller's The Crucible (defaming religious zealots) and Harper Lee's To Kill a...

Willie on Willie — Revelations and Recollections

Behind Willie's remarkable music is a remarkable life, well rendered in It's a Long Story,” Willie's recently released memoir, told with the help of David...

Sen. Whitehouse: Bring RICO Charges Against Climate Wrongthink

(blog)I.) urges the U.S. Department of Justice to consider filing a racketeering suit against the oil and coal industries for having promoted wrongful thinking...

Blumenthal: New Age Gooney Bird

It presents a series of intellectual portraits of conservative and neoconservative thinkers, especially those who have shaped economic debate during the Reagan era—Jude Wanniski, David...

In Defense of Pamela Geller

From Donald Trump to a crew at Fox that includes Bill O'Reilly, Laura Ingraham, Greta Van Susteren, Martha McCallum, Alan Colmes, ex-Bush aide and Fox...

The Show Trial of Ian Reisner

Watson's own post on Facebook stated, “this business has been found GUILTY OF DISCRIMINATION and is being allowed to fundraise to pay their penalty. The...

CBS replaces one entitled Democrat propagandist with another on Sunday ...

John Dickerson, son of the former CBS reporter and D.C. socialite Nancy Dickerson, has served as CBS's political director as well as chief political correspondent...

Sci-Fi's Pod People

“After I was called a liar, I decided to prove it and got a handful of conservative and libertarian authors onto the ballot. They reacted...

The Rehabilitation of Rick Perry

He hadn't recovered from the surgery as fast as he'd hoped. The morning ... with Jimmy Kimmel; showing up on the Sunday morning talk shows...

Buy the Book The Mattera-Hannan Treatment

Jason Mattera, best-selling author and “ambush journalist” (you've no doubt seen his recent attempted conversation with former IRS thug Lois Lerner), is one of the...

Political Hay Democrats Save Republicans From Themselves

A lack of trust and credibility, both with the voters as a whole and with the conservative base, is what's dissipating the much-expected Republican wave.

What Karl Rove Won't Tell You

If they don't, they should prepare for two more years of Majority Leader Harry Reid.” .... A lack of trust and credibility, both with the...

The Jihadist Danger Right Under Our Noses

Students register, claiming to study everything from horseshoeing to hair braiding. Coburn says these schools “are using the system to bring people in, collect money,...

Republicans Can Learn a Lot From Burger King's Move to Canada

Canada's strategy of lowering tax burdens on business was a conscious one, begun under the Liberal government of Paul Martin and accelerated since 2006 by...

We Need Conferences Like AFP's Defending the American Dream

“It's time for leadership,” said a steely-eyed Carly Fiorina to a standing ovation from over 3,000 conservative activists in a packed ballroom at Dallas's Omni...

Special Report Criminalizing Conservatism

Wisconsin has created a new type of political supervillain by combining the most reprehensible attributes of this nation's two most infamous ogres of the last...

Main Street USA The Lynching of Rick Perry

We may imagine if we like that a grand jury in one of America's most liberal counties concluded, without bias or rancor, that one of...

Drugs Are Bad, Mkay?

Like Nancy Reagan, Joe Friday, and other tellers of this simple truth, Mr. Mackey plays the punchline. But a teller of simple truths isn't a...

Donor Controversies Hit 'Mississippi Conservatives' By Jeffrey Lord

At the story's center is the Mississippi Conservatives PAC, which is on the receiving end of furious charges of race-baiting against insurgent candidate Chris McDaniel...

Primary Musings from Oklahoma, Colorado, and Mississippi

But primary voters are better informed than the electorate overall, so attacks against Lankford for “voting with liberals to raise the debt ceiling twice”—despite the...