December 18, 2017

Might the Establishment Turn Against Obama?

A disturbing trend among American conservatives is the increasing sense of optimism about President Obama’s slow fade in mainstream perceptions, and its ramifications for the future of American leftism.  Does Obama’s decline entail the undoing of the movement he represents?  Progressivism’s history reveals another option, which is that the movement will, in the name of saving itself, […]

The Left is Circling the Wagons against Dr. Ben Carson

The Progressive hit media are frantically circling the wagons, probably formulating a potent Alinsky Rule # 5 offense against sage Ben Carson.  It appears the leftists were blindsided by the transparency and unassuming integrity of this gifted brain surgeon.  No doubt they are embarrassed by their previous sycophantic accolades heralding his exceptional accomplishments in his […]

The Case Against Public Education

If public education is allowed to survive, all efforts to resuscitate the inert husk of modern civilization will fail.  It is time to unravel the most wasteful and destructive entitlement program of all.  Cancer cells do not divide into healthy cells.  A corrupted, power-intoxicated political class will not willingly raise a freedom-loving, self-reliant populace.  Governments […]

AP Poll: More Racism Against Blacks Since Obama’s Election

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Aaron Goldstein on 10.28.12 @ 3:13AM A new AP poll claims that racial prejudice against Blacks has increased since the election of Barack Obama in 2008.  The AP has come to this conclusion in part because in one question only 24% of respondents liked Blacks “a great […]

Has the old media worm turned against Obama?

The answer, in a word, is “No.” The old media worm has not turned against Obama, despite the much-publicized Newsweek cover featuring the president’s photo with the caption, “Hit the road, Barack.” The cover set off a flurry of fireworks from leftist websites.  For example, The Daily Beast logged the outrage coming from several liberal […]

More Good Stuff Against Roberts’ Decision

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Quin Hillyer on 7.6.12 @ 11:57AM From our friend Mark Fitzgibbons. Folks, the constitutional rule of law lost.  To use a more appropriate metaphor, the only thing that looks silver is the shining metal of knives the government wields. The unprecedented takeover of one-sixth of our economy and the […]

Coe warns against politicizing London Olympics

In this frame grab from a TV advertisement released by Argentine Presidential Office, an Argentine Olympic field hockey player Fernando Zylberberg exercises in front of the Globe Tavern in Stanley, Falkland Islands. Residents of the Falkland Islands are angry over a TV commercial secretly filmed in the islands by Argentina, which calls the archipelago the […]

The Democratic Party’s War against Promotions

The December 2011 battle in Washington, D.C. — a battle over continuing a Social Security tax-cut for another year, or even another two months — demonstrates the differences between the parties in stark detail, both in terms of campaign methods and economic ideology. Most commentators have focused on the campaign methods: brilliant, isn’t it, how […]

Examiner for Romney, National Review Against Gingrich

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Joseph Lawler on 12.14.11 @ 6:22PM The Washington Examiner editorial board has endorsed Mitt Romney for the GOP primary. That is no small achievement for Romney, given that the Examiner has subjected Romney to some fairly harsh criticism.  Meanwhile, National Review has taken the remarkable step of..rejecting (I’m not sure […]

Ryan Pushes Back Against Gingrich’s “Suicide” Comment

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Joseph Lawler on 12.14.11 @ 12:14PM Rep. Paul Ryan tells Robert Costa that he’s not impressed by Newt Gingrich’s recommendation that Republicans avoid unpopular agenda items to avoid political “suicide”: Ryan, in an interview with National Review Online, says that he disagrees with Gingrich, and urges Republicans to […]