Debra J. Saunders, American Spectator

Debra J. Saunders

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Recent articles by Debra:

Count on Big Media to Protect Anti-Trump Sources

Washington It’s so precious watching big-name journalists speak of the sanctity of the anonymity of the Ukrainian phone call whistleblower. They say they’re concerned that publishing the whistleblower’s name will discourage other whistleblowers from coming forward. Funny, they didn’t seem... → Read More

Harris Shuns Like-Minded Crowd Because of Trump

Washington Maybe because she’s from San Francisco, Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris believes she has license to police the speech of partisans on the right. Last month, she wrote to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey suggesting that Twitter suspend President Donald Trump’s... → Read More

Field of Anonymous Trump Donors Getting Crowded

Washington Last year, when a “senior administration official” wrote an anonymous New York Times opinion piece — “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration” — the unknown author’s essay prompted praise and approbation. Now, we learn, it... → Read More

Justice Department investigating itself

The Department of Justice has opened a criminal inquiry into its own probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, sparking debate about what crime may have occurred in the incident. → Read More

The Danger in Trump's Syria Policy

I think it was last Thanksgiving that a bright young .10/21/2019 21:00:04PM EST. → Read More

The Danger in Trump’s Syria Policy

I think it was last Thanksgiving that a bright young family member told me about his fear that President Donald Trump would start World War III. He had watched Trump, the infamous counterpuncher, retaliate during political debates and tiffs with... → Read More

Whistling Past the Graveyard

Washington It started out predictably last month with a Washington Post story about a whistleblower who filed a complaint about President Donald Trump’s remarks during a phone conversation. The conversation included a “promise” made to an unknown foreign leader. The... → Read More

Trump awards Medal of Freedom to former AG Edwin Meese

Meese, who served under former President Ronald Reagan, praised Trump for his regard for the military and for appointing judges who respect the rule of law. → Read More

Border apprehensions drop for 4th month in a row

Acting Customs and Border Patrol Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan estimated that an additional 150,000 migrants eluded apprehension. → Read More

The Silence of the Aides

Washington There is a price to pay when a U.S. president communicates mostly through tweets, off-the-cuff responses to shouted questions, and the rare press conference given in concert with a foreign leader. And that price is decreased credibility. It’s odd... → Read More

Trump Impeachment: Inevitable

Washington I covered President Bill Clinton’s House impeachment and the Senate’s vote not to convict him. I thought the House was right to impeach and the Senate right not to convict. Clinton’s lying under oath was serious enough to merit... → Read More

Trump Is Right: San Francisco Needs to Clean Up Its Act

Washington President Donald Trump is right about San Francisco. It is, as he said, “a total disaster” that needs to clean up its act. It’s a dystopian pit. It stinks. It feels dangerous. It isn’t clean. It is an expensive... → Read More

Trump mum on Storm Area 51, but not a believer in UFOs

President Donald Trump is skeptical about UFOs, but other politicians claim to have seen them, and former Nevada Sen. Harry Reid even allocated money to pay for researching UFOs. → Read More

Trump to nominate ex-Nevada solicitor general to appeals court

President Donald Trump on Friday announced his intent to nominate former Nevada Solicitor General Lawrence VanDyke to serve on the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. → Read More

Las Vegas Strip gets a look at the eye-popping national debt

The Strip is about to get a high-digit number on a high-tech billboard. The only problem: It’s not a big slot-machine payout. It’s the national debt. → Read More

Trump announces fourth national security adviser

President Donald Trump named his fourth national security adviser, Robert C. O’Brien, on Twitter Wednesday morning. → Read More

Latest story about Brett Kavanaugh has some holes — Analysis

The New York Times’ latest story about an accuser of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was handled oddly, and questions persist about her allegations. → Read More

Plenty of Candidates, But No Stars

Washington When you consider how much the Democratic establishment loathes President Donald Trump, it’s just plain sad to watch a Democratic primary that has yet to offer up a front-runner who has Democrats truly jazzed about the election. Insiders are... → Read More

Trump aides heading to Nevada Basque Fry

Several current and former aides to President Donald Trump are headed to the annual Basque Fry, an event sponsored by former Republican Attorney General Adam Laxalt. → Read More

Trump fires National Security Advisor John Bolton

President Donald Trump announced that he had asked National Security Advisor John Bolton to resign. → Read More