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Justice vs anarchy

31 May 2020 4:15 am

‘Never deny, seldom affirm, always distinguish.’ We should dust off that old Jesuit adage in this season of riots and…

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In praise of Kayleigh McEnany

28 May 2020 3:11 am

Is Kayleigh McEnany the best Press Secretary in history? I think she may be. True, it’s early days. She was…

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Let’s blame China

23 May 2020 3:25 am

This article is in The Spectator’s June 2020 US edition. Subscribe here to get yours. Is Cui Tiankai, the Chinese ambassador to…

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Bill Barr and the single standard of justice

20 May 2020 4:36 am

You have to hand it to the New York Times. They certainly know how to spin a story. Yesterday, Attorney General William…

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Cuomo’s COVID carnage

14 May 2020 6:48 am

Have we reached peak Cuomo? I think that the climacteric came when the media was aflutter with rumors that the…

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Flynnocent: why the general has a long way to go before justice is served

8 May 2020 6:51 am

Just moments ago, the news came in that Department of, um, Justice has dropped its — ‘um’ again — Gen.…

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The shameful smearing of Michael Flynn

2 May 2020 4:59 am

Among other things, the case of Gen. Michael Flynn reminds us of the old adage that things are always worse…

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The fatality rate of our CCP virus overreaction

22 April 2020 6:05 am

This article is in The Spectator’s May 2020 US edition. Subscribe here to get yours. I think it was Sir Charles Dilke…

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Will the coronavirus succeed where Russiagate and Ukrainegate failed?

20 April 2020 4:23 am

Back on March 12, I noted in this space that one of the most potent effects of our latest Chinese…

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Barack Obama’s endorsement of Joe Biden is comedy gold

15 April 2020 4:28 am

Anyone who doubts that Barack Obama has a sense of humor should take a look of his endorsement of Joe Biden…

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The case for reopening the country now

10 April 2020 6:57 am

More and more people, I suspect, are padding about muttering lines from Psalm 13: ‘How long, O Lord,…How long must I…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…