December 18, 2017

Deconstructing Bill Ayers

In early October 1969, during my first year as a grad student at Purdue, I attended an outdoor rally featuring prominent Weatherman Mark Rudd, the Beach Boy look-alike who achieved notoriety a year earlier during the takeover of Columbia University. Rudd was on his way to Chicago, two hours north on I-65, there to help […]

New Poll: Nowhere Near 90% of Americans Angry the Gun Bill Failed

West: The Lessons of History Editors: What Boston Means for Immigration Policy Brennan: A Flawed Landmark Kontorovich: Abbas’s Bogus ICC Concession Alexiev: The Boston Massacre Zycher: A Payday for the Beltway Tanner: Vultures of Capitol Hill Nordlinger: The dream of ‘Islamophobia,’ &c. Malkin: Insane ‘Asylum’ Goldberg: The Right’s Undeserved Stigma Sowell: Immigration Gambles Roy: Moderation […]

UPDATED Reps. King, Thompson Debut Background Check Bill

Last night Representatives Pete King (R-N.Y.) and Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) introduced their bill on background checks, H.R.1565: U.S. Reps. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Pat Meehan (R-PA), Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) and Peter Defazio (D-OR) joined King and Thompson in co-authoring the legislation. The King-Thompson legislation is identical to the bipartisan agreement on background checks struck by Senators […]

The Connecticut Bill to ‘Out’ Gun Owners Shows Us a Nationalized Issue

In 2000, Rosie O’Donnell’s bodyguard applied for a gun permit in Greenwich, Connecticut, presumably so he could protect O’Donnell’s child on the way to a public school.  The gun permit was, Rosie claimed, sought by the security firm of her bodyguard and not O’Donnell herself — but she did not veto the decision.  O’Donnell was […]

Bill Murray as FDR?

I went to see Hyde Park on Hudson starring Bill Murray as FDR on Saturday evening. The movie is based on the diaries of Margaret Suckley, FDR’s sixth cousin and mistress which were discovered after her death in 1991. Suckley was portrayed by Laura Linney.  Murray has turned in Oscar worthy performances in recent years in movies […]

Bill and Hillary and Huma and Anthony

As Bill Clinton once again takes center stage at the Democratic National Convention, let’s amuse ourselves by screening the vilest soap opera in American history: Bill and Hillary and Huma and Anthony. This one’s got it all: two sham marriages, sexual perversions, and national treachery at the highest level.  Naturally, the “mainstream media” refuses to […]

A Gentle Reproof for Bill O’Reilly

Litigation isn’t poker.  It’s chess.  You have to think three or four moves ahead. Economics is like that, too. Nothing is ever actually ceteris paribus.  All the little economic variables are always moving and changing.  The world’s largest economy (ours) is all interconnected.  Touch one gizmo, and you affect several other gizmos.  All the little […]

Won’t You Come Home Bill Daley?

The past week saw a tardy footnote explaining in part how the Administration was able to cram  ObamaCare down the throats of  Americans who overwhelmingly opposed (and still oppose) it.   After the government spent $ 1.8 million dollars to defend  the Justice Department lawyers who prosecuted  the late Senator Ted Stevens, Judge Sullivan announced he […]

Bill Clinton, celebrities star in new Web video

NEW YORK (AP) — Bill Clinton is happy to have celebrities call attention to his Clinton Foundation, but he’s not above spoofing them, either. In a new Web video for the 10th anniversary of the Clinton Foundation, a coterie of stars performs as the foundation’s airheaded “Celebrity Division.” Ben Stiller leads an unproductive fundraising brainstorming […]

Jobs Bill No Better in Small Bites

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Ross Kaminsky on 10.19.11 @ 5:52PM Earlier today, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that he’ll bring up part of President Obama’s “jobs” plan for a vote on Friday (October 21). In particular the bill aims to give states $ 35 billion to retain public sector union […]