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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…

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.…

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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…

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

David Koch’s ‘dark money’ was misunderstood

25 August 2019 12:37 am

Here’s a shocker: people are more complicated than the caricatures disseminated by their enemies suggest.  Witness the stupefyingly rich David…

mooch

The Mooch, Bill Kristol and the NeverTrump quest for relevance

19 August 2019 8:57 am

If The Onion didn’t exist, it would be necessary to invent it. The self-described ‘omnipotent’ purveyor of current-events satire may…

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The painful, pointless testimony of Robert S. Mueller III

25 July 2019 6:14 am

If only his legs could reach that far, Rep. Jerry Nadler would be kicking himself now. Whose idea was it…

white supremacy

The white supremacy phantom

17 July 2019 6:53 pm

Well la-dee-dah. The House votes to condemn ‘President Trump for his “racist comments” about four Democratic congresswomen of color.’ First,…

miami

A pathetic exhibition of virtue-signaling in Miami

27 June 2019 2:09 pm

A genuine liberal education is as much an education of the emotions as it is an education of the intellect.…

When it comes to Trump, don’t count on the polls

22 June 2019 9:00 am

 New York The great ceremonial game of poll dancing is gearing up for its quadrennial orgy. Headlines across the fruited…

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Why the polls will be wrong about Trump – again

21 June 2019 6:50 pm

The great ceremonial game of poll dancing is gearing up for its quadrennial orgy. Headlines across the fruited plain bark…