Articles from American Spectator

Why Trump’s Approval Ratings Are Up Among Minorities

A mounting number of voter polls show that, despite shrill denunciations of the President by the Democrats for his alleged racism, Trump is enjoying a dramatic increase in his approval ratings among minorities. This isn’t, as some liberal news outlets and pundits have suggested, wishful thinking based on outlier polls. The trend began showing up in surveys early this year and appears to be gaining momentum. Some polls now show his approval numbers at 25 percent among African-American voters and 50 percent among Hispanic voters.

The Hong Kong Stand Off

President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are playing a high-stakes game of chicken that encompasses both trade negotiations and the protests against Chinese oppression that have continued for eleven weeks in Hong Kong.

Over the past week, the contest has resulted in a standoff that won’t last long.

A Sad Tale of a Wealthy Millennial’s Moral Confusion

A few years back, my wife heard a young woman share that she had felt guilty for being able to go out to dinner with friends in Chicago because she knew her mother in South Africa was struggling to scrape together her own supper.

When she had told her mother this during a phone call, her mother had rebuked her: “How dare you spit in God’s face!”

Will the Gregory-Bambera Investigation Into Monsignor Rossi Be a Whitewash?

In June, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the former papal nuncio to the United States, corroborated my year-long reporting on the corruption of Monsignor Walter Rossi, the head of one of the most important churches in the United States, the Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.

“You can read about him online at the American Spectator website,” said Viganò, noting that as papal nuncio he had received complaints about Rossi as a gay predator. “He is without a doubt a member of the gay mafia,” he said.

Sovereignty Is for Suckers

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It didn’t take long for Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., to throw her grandmother under the bus.

On Thursday, Israel had announced it would bar an official visit by Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, because they support the BDS — the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement — meant to choke Israel economically. The announcement was in keeping with a 2017 Israeli law that bans the entry of foreigners who support boycotts of the Jewish state.

The Battle for Faith and Reason and Western Civ

We’ve witnessed for decades a long march by the secular Left to tear down Western civilization. The credo was best captured by Jesse Jackson’s infamous exhortation, “Hey, hey, ho, ho, Western civ has got to go!” And yet, Jackson’s own contributions to that take-down pale in comparison to the efforts of the fundamental transformers dominating the Left today, especially on our college campuses. At least the “Rev.” Jackson was sympathetic to religion.

Trump’s Folly? President Seeks to Purchase Greenland

According to recent reports, Trump is looking to make a deal, perhaps his biggest yet: the purchase of Greenland. The Wall Street Journal reports that the president has discussed a potential purchase on multiple occasions. Many have laughed at this proposal, and it isn’t likely to happen, but it makes a lot more sense than one might think.

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