April 19, 2019

Competence Comes First

Our political differences have grown so profound, and become so nasty, that we’ve lost sight of the one thing that matters more than policy: competence.  Even the wisest, most carefully conceived policy will end in failure if the officials who execute it have no idea what they’re doing. To point out the obvious, President Obama […]

First Comes Honor

A nation without honor is a nation without a future.  Today the United States finds itself in a quagmire of ever-increasing self-doubt and foreboding.   Chief among the factors that have brought America to this point has been the abandonment of a sense of what is right, just and true as it relates to the duty […]

If the Birther Issue Comes Up in Debate

“No one has ever asked to see my birth certificate,” said Mitt Romney at a rally last week in a Detroit suburb.  “They know this is the place that we were born and raised.” This remark created a major stir on the left, a minor stir in the media, and a petit frisson on the […]

Here Comes the Barrage

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Kyle Peterson on 8.11.12 @ 11:25AM From Obama campaign manager Jim Messina: In naming Congressman Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney has chosen a leader of the House Republicans who shares his commitment to the flawed theory that new budget-busting tax cuts for the wealthy, while placing greater burdens […]

Pettitte Comes Out of Retirement

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Aaron Goldstein on 3.16.12 @ 10:02PM I didn’t see this coming. Andy Pettitte, who retired after the 2010 season, has signed a minor league deal with the New York Yankees. Well, I guess you can never have enough pitching. However, it appears the Yankees are worried about […]

Here Comes Obama’s 3 AM Phone Call

In the next 60 days Obama’s presidential career will finally meet that concrete wall of reality.  He will either fail or survive.  Trouble is, he might take many innocent people with him if he fails. So far, the most hyped-up and unqualified president in US history has shown no capacity at all to act, in […]

Final report on W.Va. mine blast comes amid charge

FILE – In a Monday, April 5, 2010 file photo, emergency vehicles leave the entrance to Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch Coal Mine in Montcoal, W.Va. after an explosion at the underground coal mine. Former Upper Big Branch mine boss Gary May, the superintendent of Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch Coal Mine where an explosion […]