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  • American Spectator site problems

    06/05/2012 3:13:01 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 7 replies
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    I could not access the American Spectator site earlier today, and when I tried just now I was redirected to a site that Sophos Anti-Virus blocks. Anyone else notice a problem? I hope the AmSpec site is fixed soon.
  • Watergate & Media Mattersgate: Identical & Indefensible

    02/21/2012 3:47:06 PM PST · by EricaD · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Jefferson's Rebels ^ | February 21, 2012 | Jeffrey Lord
    Here's a jpeg some might find useful. The article, which was originally found on American Spectator, is spectacular. Watergate & Media Mattersgate: Identical & Indefensible http://jeffersonsrebels.blogspot.com/2012/02/watergate-mediamattersgate-identical.html
  • Clark Clifford Republicans

    10/18/2011 8:29:19 AM PDT · by BigMacGOP · 15 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10/18/11 | Jeffrey Lord
    "Clark is a wonderful fellow. In a day when many are seeking a reward for what they contributed to the return of the Democrats to the White House, you don't hear Clark clamoring. All he asked in return was that we advertise his law firm on the backs of one-dollar bills." -- John F. Kennedy on Washington lobbyist and ex-Truman aide Clark Clifford What can one say? Is there any wonder Tea Party supporters think they are always in danger of being played? In a Republican Establishment shell game. Sunday's New York Times Magazine brought a long cud-chewer titled "Does...
  • R. Emmett Tyrrell This Month's Guest on C-Span2's In Depth

    02/05/2011 9:34:18 PM PST · by Intolerant in NJ · 2 replies
    C-Span | 6 February 2011 | C-Span
    This month's guest on C-Span2's In Depth, Sunday 6 February from noon to 3PM EST, is R. Emmett Tyrrell, founder and editor in chief of the American Spectator magazine. Tyrrell has written a number of books including the most recent "After the Hangover: the Conservatives' Road to Recovery", and will be taking calls and emails from viewers as well as discussing his philosophy and writing......
  • R. Emmett Tyrell, Jr. Thinking of running for Chicago Mayor?

    09/14/2010 9:15:58 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 9 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 09/14/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Our friend Pat Hickey has caught wind of some potentially interesting news on Chicago's soon to be roiling Mayoral election now that Richard "King" Daley has decided he no longer wants the big seat. Conservative publisher R. Emmett Tyrell, Jr. has reportedly said he might be interested in taking a run at City Hall. Pat reports that through the grapevine he heard of Tyrell's possible campaign: R. Emmett Tyrrell, the founder of The American Spectator is interested in running for Mayor of Chicago. Bob Tyrrell, like Governor Pat Quinn, is a proud Alumnus of Fenwick High School. It sure would...
  • The Coming Resignation of Barack Obama

    06/02/2010 6:19:10 PM PDT · by MaxCUA · 72 replies · 2,234+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | Peter Ferrara
    Months ago, I predicted in this column that President Obama would so discredit himself in office that he wouldn't even be on the ballot in 2012, let alone have a prayer of being reelected. Like President Johnson in 1968, who had won a much bigger victory four years previously than Obama did in 2008, President Obama will be so politically defunct by 2012 that he won't even try to run for reelection. I am now ready to predict that President Obama will not even make it that far. I predict that he will resign in discredited disgrace before the fall...
  • American Spectator: Sarah Palin Is Through And Through A Female Reagan (Palin 2021)

    01/21/2010 8:18:09 AM PST · by MaxCUA · 34 replies · 1,050+ views
    A very long and very complementary piece, by Peter Ferrara, in The American Spectator gives rave reviews of Sarah Palin’s Going Rogue and of her: Here Comes the Sun And speaking of grand vistas of opportunity, let me discuss Sarah Palin. Having just finished her book, Going Rogue, I am angry. I am angry that no one, not even conservatives, told me what a brilliant book this is, before I read it for myself. Brilliant in a quintessentially Sarah Palin way, showing through doing and being her genuine self, rather than through academic argument, exactly the way to communicate to...
  • White House’s Anita Dunn Claims Mao Praise Was An Innocent Joke

    10/20/2009 8:27:22 AM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 42 replies · 1,467+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | October 20, 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    Standup comedian Anita Dunn, who doubles as President Obama’s White House communications director, now claims she was only joking when praised Mao Zedong by calling him “one of the two people that I turn to most,” Glenn Beck revealed on his TV show today. Hilarious! There have to be 70 million murdered Chinese rolling in the aisles! What a knee-slapper. Beck revealed last week that Dunn idolizes Mao, the brutal Communist dictator of China responsible for the slaughter of tens of millions of innocent victims.
  • Palin's Dereliction of Duty

    07/03/2009 2:15:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 301 replies · 6,954+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | July 3, 2009 | Quin Hillyer
    Knowing that many, many conservatives will absolutely dump on me for saying this, I can't help myself: Sarah Palin's resignation is an appalling dereliction of duty and a highly cynical move to set herself up for a presidental run for which she is manifestly unqualified.
  • Conservative Magazines: Their Vision Isn’t G.O.P.’s

    06/13/2009 7:50:30 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 24 replies · 797+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 13, 2009 | Patricia Cohen
    ... For conservative commentators Mr. Obama’s election and the turmoil of the opposition present a changed environment, not only from the past eight years when Republicans held the White House, but from the previous three decades, when conservative ideas dominated the national political agenda. Since the financial meltdown, though, many Americans have sought government action, prompting conservative magazines to refocus on first principles and refight battles they assumed had already been won. “We’re seeing free-market capitalism trampled in some new way every 12 hours,” said Rich Lowry, editor of National Review, the magazine William F. Buckley started in 1955, which...
  • Legislative Brawl Begins Today on Climate Change

    05/18/2009 4:23:42 AM PDT · by Delacon · 84 replies · 4,957+ views
    Roll Call ^ | May 18, 2009 | Vicki Needham
    Republicans will take their first shot at derailing a top Democratic priority — climate change legislation — by offering as many as 200 amendments when the House Energy and Commerce Committee begins marking up its bill this afternoon. The markup, which could stretch over several days, probably provides House Republicans with their best opportunity for offering changes to a bill that will likely see limited amendments on the floor. “Our folks are united against cap-and-trade,” Energy and Commerce member Fred Upton (R-Mich.) said of the carbon control policy being pushed by Democrats. Last week, Democrats agreed among themselves on a...
  • Obama's Assault on the Middle Class

    05/16/2009 2:15:41 PM PDT · by pleikumud · 49 replies · 14,420+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | May 2009 | Peter Ferrara
    The Obama administration itself estimates that cap and trade will involve increased costs from 2012 to 2019 alone of $645 billion, and admits in its own budget that the actual costs could be much higher than that, depending on permit prices over those years. Indeed, other estimates put the costs three times higher. So the increased burden on each Ameri can over this period alone would be $2,100 to $6,300. For a family with two children, that would be $8,400 to $25,200, with much more to come after 2019. These increased costs are effectively a new tax on the American...
  • Tea Party USA Watch: Taxpayers coming together (Michelle Malkin Links to Events!)

    02/23/2009 3:59:55 PM PST · by Syncro · 24 replies · 2,784+ views
    Michelle Malkin Website ^ | February 23, 2009 02:56 PM | Michelle Malkin
    Tea Party USA Watch: Taxpayers coming together By Michelle Malkin  •  February 23, 2009 02:56 PM (Photoshop credit: Leo Alberti)Tons of groups and individuals are stepping up to the plate in the wake of last week’s anti-stimulus/anti-entitlement protests and the call for a nationwide Tea Party.PJTV’s clearinghouse for protests is here.The New American Tea Party page from “a coalition of citizens and organizations concerned about the recent trend of fiscal recklessness in government…dedicated to the Washington, D.C. effort specifically sponsored by the American Spectator, the Heartland Institute, Americans for Tax Reform, the National Taxpayers Union, Americans for Prosperity, and the Young Conservatives...
  • Conservative magazine and newspapers (vanity-sorry!)

    12/23/2008 8:12:08 PM PST · by Vozda · 14 replies · 611+ views
    Yes, I know you guys and gals don't like vanities, but I need advice, and I don't who else to ask. Anyway, does anyone here subscribe to Human Events? How is it different from the online version? Is a subscription worth it? Which one is better: Human Events, National Review, or American Spectator? Those are the only ones I know.
  • Ben Stein: I Had No Alternative - How Bob Tyrrell got me going at $40 a pop

    10/26/2007 8:20:18 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 18 replies · 41+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 10/18/2007 | Ben Stein
    One night in 1973, I was sitting in an old armchair my parents had cast off in a little tiny house I was renting in Georgetown, D.C. Maybe I shouldn't say "cast off." They generously gave it to me. I lived in that little house with my girlfriend Pat. We had very little money and lived very modestly. But Pat had gone to bed and I was up reading John Gregory Dunne's great novel, Vegas: A Memoir of a Dark Season. Or maybe it's a memoir and not a novel, but I think it's a novel.But anyway, the phone rang....
  • Newsweek: Alarmed by Deniers

    08/09/2007 3:28:37 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 57 replies · 2,035+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 09 aug 07 | Paul Chesser
    Now even the partisan-resistant public must acknowledge what conservatives have known for a long time: that Newsweek is driven by a leftist agenda, even if they won't acknowledge it themselves. That can't be illustrated more clearly than by the magazine's cover story this week, titled "Global Warming Deniers: A Well-Funded Machine." Science writer Sharon Begley writes proudly and passionately in what she obviously thinks is an eye-opening expose' about the conspiring entities who "deny the science of climate change." Her Woodward and Bernstein-like prose tracks money passages from big energy producers to intellectual skeptics, who exist to undermine what she...
  • The Duke Of America (Remembering John Wayne, The Cinematic And Conservative American Icon Alert)

    06/27/2007 10:18:33 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 6 replies · 598+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 06/28/2007 | Liza Fabrizio
    And why not? John Wayne was born Marion Morrison 100 years ago last month in the dreaded Midwest, before his family moved to a California that had yet to see the "golden days" of left-wing infiltration. He played football at USC before a surfing injury caused him to lose his scholarship and he soon found work as a Hollywood stuntman before stardom found him. He was incredibly handsome in youth and despite his large and rangy frame, had a lithesome quality to his bearing, even late in life. It is a cliche used in reference to many actors that women...
  • ‘Conspiracy’ comes back for Clintons (Emmett Tyrrell Jr. back on the attack)

    03/16/2007 1:05:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies · 1,079+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | March 16, 2007 | Jeff Dufour and Patrick Gavin
    If it’s campaign season, that means one thing: Let the mudslinging begin. The latest book by American Spectator founder and Editor in Chief R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr., “The Clinton Crack-Up,” hits book shelves next week, and our sneak peek into the tome suggests it’s certain to cause a stir. Tyrrell, you’ll recall, is no fan of the Clintons. His last book, “Madame Hillary: The Dark Road to the White House,” compared Sen. Hillary Clinton’s time in the White House to that of a pre-revolutionary French monarch. And his American Spectator magazine cried “Scandal!” throughout the Clinton administration. With his new...
  • The Global Warming Two-Step and Me

    01/29/2007 7:13:31 PM PST · by PurpleMountains · 4 replies · 310+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 1/29/07 | Purple Mountains
    If you are disgusted that every few days there is another article warning of the catastrophe we face from global warming - followed immediately by another article saying that the alarmists are all wrong, this piece should really please you. Since it is the first article I have seen that substantially agrees with what I have been saying all along, of course it pleases me. I know that discussions of global warming turn a lot of you off, but give this one a chance. The Global Warming Two-Step By William Tucker The American Spectator Published 1/23/2007 12:08:03 AM I'm in...
  • Murtha and the FBI: The Director's Cut

    09/28/2006 9:54:16 PM PDT · by Interesting Times · 85 replies · 1,949+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | September 29, 2006 | David Holman
    For more than 26 years, Congressman John P. "Jack" Murtha (D-Penn.) has not been truthful about his involvement in Abscam, court records and the complete video of his meeting with the FBI show. In recent years, only a 13-second video of Murtha's videotaped meeting with the FBI agents was publicly available. TAS has obtained a copy of the full, original video from a source close to the Abscam investigation on the condition of anonymity. The court transcript is publicly available at the National Archives. (Too see the full video, click here. For a transcript of the meeting, click here.)
  • The American Spectator fails the Mars test

    04/03/2006 5:25:49 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 2 replies · 282+ views
    The Space Review ^ | 04/03/06 | Taylor Dinerman
    For all its many virtues, (including once publishing a book review of mine), The American Spectator magazine can occasionally make mistakes. In the April issue, Stephen Moore of the Wall Street Journal’s editorial board (another fine institution) complains that, “In every year Bush has advanced a new expensive silver-plated government agency or initiative… the multi-billion dollar manned mission to Mars…” To lump in the Bush Administration’s Vision for Space Exploration with the farm bill and the Medicare prescription drug benefit as massive new federal spending programs is not just to confuse apples and oranges, but to mistake an apple for...
  • Missed Tributes (Ben Stein's Take On the 78th Annual Oscars Alert)

    03/06/2006 3:57:11 PM PST · by goldstategop · 109 replies · 3,418+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 03/06/06 | Ben Stein
    Now for a few humble thoughts about the Oscars. I did not see every second of it, but my wife did, and she joins me in noting that there was not one word of tribute, not one breath, to our fighting men and women in Iraq and Afghanistan or to their families or their widows or orphans. There were pitifully dishonest calls for peace -- as if the people we are fighting were interested in any peace for us but the peace of the grave. But not one word for the hundreds of thousands who have served and are serving,...
  • PETER PAUL FULL PAGE AD COMING -- PUT HILLARY CLINTON UNDER OATH

    10/06/2005 2:49:29 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 79 replies · 2,462+ views
    hillcap.org ^ | 10-6-05 | USJF
    For the whole story, see -- HillCAP.orgMany of you are aware that tomorrow will be posted the name of the mainstream newspaper that is publishing an 8,000 word story on Sunday about Peter Paul and Hillary. As the Democrats focus on ethics as a means to dismantle the Republican leadership in congress, the Democrats continue to coverup the involvement of the leadership of the DNC in the Mother of All Campaign Finance Frauds. Hillary and her gang have managed to avoid justice as other scandals that pale in comparison get incredible coverage in the mainstream media. Hillary has allowed the...
  • Bush's Re-election Lifts Circulation at Liberal Magazines

    03/20/2005 11:35:24 PM PST · by neverdem · 17 replies · 1,267+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 21, 2005 | SARA IVRY
    Sheepish though they may be about profiting from George Bush's re-election, some liberal magazines have seen subscriptions rise during the recent political season. "We had a huge spike in orders beginning the day after the election," said Art Stupar, vice president for circulation at The Nation, which comes out weekly. "In fact, our Web site, in the week following the election, generated 2,600 subscriptions." Typically, The Nation gets no more than 500 subscriptions a week through its Web site, he said. Overall subscriptions to The Nation reached 184,000 at the end of December, up 24,000 from the previous year; they...
  • The American Spectator Reader Mail Free Republic Mentioned)

    07/21/2004 9:19:06 PM PDT · by txlurker · 39 replies · 1,102+ views
    I realize that the "Editorial business" department isn't where this matter will be dealt with, but trust you'll pass in along if appropriate. I enjoy your website and don't like seeing your material stolen and doubt TAS does either, so I thought you might like to know that TAS-copyrighted material is being routinely republished in full without permission at FreeRepublic.com. An article entitled "Sloppy Berger" is the most recent example. -- Donna Gruber Miami Shores, Florida
  • Conan’s Triumph

    02/15/2004 9:15:19 PM PST · by quidnunc · 26 replies · 599+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | February16, 2004 | Colby Cosh
    Edmonton – The Spectatorians have asked me to comment on the outcry against Conan O'Brien here in Canada, and while I wouldn't dream of defending the phony indignation of a handful of socialists, kleptocrats, and race-baiters, there is a genuine cultural issue here. The people who are stamping their feet over the antics of a hand puppet are, I think, genuinely confused as well as politically opportunistic. There is no cultural referent here, you see, for the thing Triumph the Insult Comic Dog is actually parodying, which is the tradition of the insult comic. Canada lived in a British universe,...
  • The Zell whacking party

    11/14/2003 3:16:10 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies · 352+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Christian Toto
    <p>The American Spectator took a break Wednesday from whacking Democrats. It let Democrat Zell Miller do the honors.</p> <p>The Georgia senator, whose book "A National Party No More: The Conscience of a Conservative Democrat" is the buzz about town, served up a spirited keynote address at the Washington Club Dinner at the Willard InterContinental. The event was sponsored by the American Alternative Foundation, which is affiliated with the magazine.</p>
  • The Squirminator

    10/05/2003 10:31:07 PM PDT · by tallhappy · 14 replies · 213+ views
    American Spectator | Nov-Dec 2002 | George Neumayr
    The American Spectator November 2002 - December 2002 The Squirminator; Things we don't need: a Kennedy Republican BYLINE: George Neumayr BODY: Perhaps nothing reveals the California GOP's troubles more clearly than the gimmicks proposed to erase them. Take the giddy GOP talk about Arnold Schwarzenegger as a potential Republican candidate in the Golden State. Will such desperate superficiality solve the party's malaise? No, but it does help illustrate and explain it. A state party fallen low enough to champion Schwarzenegger as its savior clearly needs one. Schwarzenegger, for all his charm and charisma, can't redeem the California Republican Party, for...
  • Sodomy in the Age of Oprah

    06/27/2003 3:14:03 PM PDT · by protest1 · 29 replies · 316+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 6/27/2003 | George Neumayr
    Sodomy in the Age of Oprah By George Neumayr Published 6/27/2003 Supreme Court decisions increasingly read like transcripts from the Oprah Winfrey show. Justice Antonin Scalia notes the court's "famed sweet-mystery-of-life" howler: "At the heart of liberty is the right to define one's own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe and the mystery of human life." Thursday's Supreme Court decision announcing a recently discovered inalienable right to sodomy contained a few more: "When sexuality finds overt expression in intimate conduct with another person, the conduct can be but one element in a personal bond that is more enduring."...
  • The Current Crisis: Lying History

    06/12/2003 4:38:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus · 1 replies · 252+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | June 12, 2003 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
    Washington -- Senator Hillary Clinton's apocryphal memoir, following as it does upon the publication of her man servant Sidney Blumenthal's apocryphal memoir, reminds all serious students of the Clinton saga that the Clintons never let you down. They are always true to their nature. They lie. They lie when the do not have to and they deliver a whopper when a little white lie would suffice. And another thing: they are not going to move on. They are not going to "put it all behind them." For years the mild mannered of the Republic have been have been importuning on...
  • Inside the Beltway: Political tidbits and other shenanigans from around the nation's capital

    03/27/2003 11:53:58 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 185+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, March 28, 2003 | John McCaslin
    <p>French Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin refused during a question-and-answer session on the war with Iraq to answer the question: "Who do you want to win the war?"</p> <p>So writes Britain's Sky News after Mr. de Villepin's lecture this week at London's International Institute for Strategic Studies. The network said it was the foreign minister's first visit to Britain since the start of the U.S.-led war, which France has fiercely opposed.</p>
  • AMERICAN SPECTATOR'S DAVID HENDERSON TALKS ABOUT GETTING THE DIRT ON BILL, TONIGHT ON RADIO FR!

    12/12/2002 3:14:32 PM PST · by Luis Gonzalez · 11 replies · 300+ views
    Radio Free Republic Presents: The Banana Republican Radio Hour With Your Host: Luis Gonzalez Tonight at 9 PM EST This Week's Guest: Mr. David Henderson The tentacles of billionaire conservative Richard Mellon Scaife and the American Spectator touch nearly every aspect of Kenneth Starr's investigation of President Clinton.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Stephen S. Boynton and David HendersonStephen S. Boynton and David Henderson ran the American Spectator's $2.4 million, four-year Arkansas Project. Both have political ties to Richard Mellon Scaife. Boynton is a Virginia attorney and political activist; Henderson...
  • The "New" American Spectator - any good?

    11/30/2002 1:11:22 PM PST · by Charlotte Corday · 10 replies · 218+ views
    Self | 11-30-02 | Charlotte Corday
    Just today got a invitation to come back to TAS.I had been a subscriber since the great tabloid days; like many others I dropped it when the Gilder-era magazine established a level of style and wit somewhere below that of an Amway seminar.Anyone reading the new version who has experience of the good old days? Would you recommend??
  • Book Review: Blinded by the Right by David Brock

    03/26/2002 6:33:10 AM PST · by PDR · 7 replies · 247+ views
    United Press International ^ | March 25, 2002 | Peter Roff, UPI National Political Analyst
    WASHINGTON, March 22 (UPI) -- No one is exactly sure when political arguments first moved beyond policy into the realm of the intensely personal. Most observers point to the fight over Judge Robert Bork's nomination to the Supreme Court as the turning point. The Senate, it should be remembered, rejected Bork after a pitched and heated battle in which his opinions were distorted, his character was attacked and his qualifications were ignored. Other who have written on the subject call the Bork nomination the point at which the implicit concerns that exist over every Supreme Court nominee became explicit --...