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democrats

The Democrats just made a huge mistake

24 March 2020 6:55 am

‘Never let a good crisis go to waste.’ When Rahm Emanuel said that during the economic meltdown of 2008-2009, his…

panic

Panic among the pigeons

18 March 2020 5:32 am

Life is a risky business. Danger is everywhere. In New York, even the pigeons are a threat. A friend recalled…

covid-19

COVID-19 is terrifying — as a weapon of political propaganda

12 March 2020 11:26 pm

The president delivered an address last night about the Wuhan flu, aka novel coronavirus, aka (if you want to sound…

goldwater rule

Time to scrap the Goldwater Rule

11 March 2020 3:01 am

This article is in The Spectator’s April 2020 US edition. Subscribe here to get yours. There are few ironclad rules in…

Super Tuesday’s real winner was Donald Trump

5 March 2020 4:13 am

Was I wrong, or only early? After Joe Biden’s win in the South Carolina primary, I wrote that his victory…

joe biden south carolina

Biden wins the South Carolina puppy bowl

1 March 2020 11:36 am

The way our politics has shaped up (up? has it shaped up?), the South Carolina primary is a bit like the puppy…

President Trump Holds Press Conference With CDC Officials On Coronavirus

Donald Trump vs corona hysteria

29 February 2020 4:20 am

I like to keep a couple of books within easy reach of my desk to remind myself what sort of…

mayor pete

Pete Buttigieg isn’t going to win

9 February 2020 7:49 am

I see that various pundits are competing to write the political epitaph for Joe ‘son-of-a-bitch‘ Biden. That’s entirely understandable. It’s been…

state union speeches

Trump’s 2020 State of the Union address was nothing less than magnificent

5 February 2020 3:36 pm

One of the many things that F. Scott Fitzgerald said that sound good but aren’t true is this: ‘There are…

sea change

The impeachment ‘sea change’ shows Trump can beat anyone in 2020

1 February 2020 4:51 am

I address you, Dear Reader, from some 36,000 feet above the fruited plain. But since, before embarking, news that Sen.…

davos

Donald at Davos: Trump teaches a lesson to the crybabies back home

22 January 2020 4:51 am

It’s actually sort of cute, at least from a distance. There the Democrats are, playing on their hobbyhorses with all…

impeachment

Impeachment is now just another bludgeon in the armory of political warfare

18 January 2020 4:11 am

A couple of days ago, members of the United States House of Representatives processed with all their accustomed pomp and dignity…

qasem

Eliminating Qasem Soleimani was Donald Trump’s Middle East farewell letter

10 January 2020 6:23 am

In July 55 BC, in the midst of his campaigns to civilize Gaul, Julius Caesar was troubled by the Germans.…

polls

Polls apart

9 January 2020 2:45 pm

This article is in The Spectator’s January 2020 US edition. Subscribe here. Galileo famously said that the book of nature is written…

impeachment

The ‘impeachment’ of Donald Trump

23 December 2019 5:07 am

Did we just witness an historic event, the impeachment of only the third president in the entire history of the…

nancy pelosi impeachment spectacle

The real impeachment scandal

19 December 2019 8:29 pm

I am so glad that Nancy Pelosi has finally come to her senses and declared — on the floor of…

impeachment

Impeachment really is a pathetic clown show 

6 December 2019 4:14 am

First it was COLLUSION! Can you believe it? Trump was colluding with the Russians to steal the election from its…

anonymous

The farce of the ‘Anonymous’ Trump official

28 November 2019 1:24 am

Remember ‘Anonymous’? He — or, of course, she (or ‘zhe’ or ‘they’, etc.) — was the person who, back in…

ukraine

The Ukraine blame game

23 November 2019 5:34 am

This article is in The Spectator’s December 2019 US edition. Subscribe here. The unfolding deep-state effort to remove Donald Trump from office…

vindman

Adam Schiff, ‘Lt. Col.’ Vindman and the impeachment ratings flop

21 November 2019 2:06 am

‘No.’ ‘No.’ ‘No.’ ‘No.’ That pretty much sums up yesterday’s testimony. ‘Did you receive any indication whatsoever, or anything that…

2020

Think Republicans will lose the House, Senate and presidency in 2020? Dream on

31 October 2019 8:00 am

Politics, said Bismarck, is the art of the possible. Among other things, that apothegm pays homage to the pressure of…

warren

Big Squaw E. Warren speaks with forked tongue

29 October 2019 1:41 am

This article is in The Spectator’s November 2019 US edition. Subscribe here. Absent the appearance of a last-minute deus (or dea) ex…

impeachment

The Democrats’ impeachment inquiry is a doomed and desperate time-buying ploy

25 October 2019 3:25 am

Oh no! The walls are closing in again on Trump! We’ve reached a ‘tipping point.’ This time, finally, at last, we…

robert mueller inquiry

The Mueller inquiry was an attempted coup

21 September 2019 1:11 am

More official reports, reprimands and (probably) indictments are to come in the Great Get Trump imbroglio of 2016 to 2019.…

brett kavanaugh

A fresh assassination of Brett Kavanaugh’s character

16 September 2019 5:11 am

I guess that The New York Times didn’t get the memo. Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed as Associate Justice of the Supreme…