Articles from American Spectator

Strong Borders Is a Moral Category

Within some religious communities, as well as outside houses of worship, a question often being asked is: How can we turn away people from our borders in light of the Bible’s statement “Thou shall not afflict the Stranger”? Former President Obama in concert with many liberal leaders are in speeches across the country quoting this very passage to justify a lax, almost open-borders policy. The truth is that the Bible is speaking of individual sojourners and not thousands marching at one time, whose sheer numbers and concentration could immediately harm society.

France: A Bad Case of Backlash

The French are a nation of incorrigible, rebellious frondeurs who resent those in power, whoever they might be. Sometimes the animosity turns viciously violent, as during the Jacquerie uprising of 1358, when overtaxed peasants went on a rampage against the nobility, one of whom they barbecued on a spit. In 1789 they had a new tool, the guillotine, that they used with abandon on Louis XIV, Marie Antoinette, and some 40,000 others. But usually they have been content to mock their leaders more or less good-naturedly.

Gregg Jarrett’s ‘Russia Hoax’ Captures the Real Collusion

Gregg Jarrett nails it.

In his bestselling The Russia Hoax: The Illicit Scheme to Clear Hillary Clinton and Frame Donald TrumpFox News legal and political analyst Gregg Jarrett captures the very heart of a very, very big scandal — arguably the biggest scandal in all of American history. And that’s saying something.

My Draft for Trump’s Speech Pardoning All But One of Mueller’s Victims

Now that the Mueller and related New York State sentencing memos are in for Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort — and with rumors increasingly circulating that the Mueller Investigation that was supposed to look into collusion between the 2016 Trump Presidential Campaign and “The Russians” may be over as soon as six years, one month, and two weeks from now — I have begun drafting my proposed speech for President Trump to use on the occasion of his pardoning all convicted and imprisoned Mueller victims except Michael “

If You Thought Scrooge Was Bad, Consider the Victorian Home

We owe many popular Christmas traditions to Victorian England, from carols and decorated trees to gift-giving. These cheerful traditions stand in stark contrast with our recognition of the nightmarish working conditions at the time. In Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, for example, the miserly businessman Ebenezer Scrooge exemplifies the alleged spirit of the Victorian age: heartlessness, he maintains, is good for business.