January 16, 2019

Am I No Longer Fit to Be a Conservative?

I have often thought of myself as a staunch conservative.  However, over the past five weeks I have come to realize, thanks to a solid majority of the conservative chattering class and their vitriol against Newt Gingrich, that I am, per Glenn Beck, a “closet Progressive”; per Ann Coulter, “not a real conservative”; per George […]

Mona Charen Gets it Right on Cain and Conservative Wagon-Circling

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Quin Hillyer on 11.11.11 @ 12:02PM I was seriously bothered the other day by the booing at the debate when the moderator asked Herman Cain — firmly but not nastily — about the sexual harassment allegations. Actually, I am always disturbed by audience booing, or any audience […]

A Conservative Poet in Cambridge

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Aaron Goldstein on 10.30.11 @ 11:58AM Tomorrow night I will be the featured poet at the Stone Soup Poetry Reading Series in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The reading takes place at the Yarrow Gallery (formerly known as the Out of the Blue Gallery) in Central Square beginning at 8 […]

Conservative Elites Dislike 2012 GOP Presidential Field

AmSpecBlog By W. James Antle, III on 8.23.11 @ 1:09PM Yesterday I wrote about the longing for a Republican presidential candidate who could unite all factions of the conservative movement. But there is just as much truth to this Politico story: conservative elites — movement leaders, journalists, policy wonks, newspaper columnists — are pining for […]

Rick Perry and the Quest for a Consensus Conservative Candidate

AmSpecBlog By W. James Antle, III on 8.13.11 @ 1:11PM As Texas Gov. Rick Perry announces he is getting into the Republican presidential race, the straw poll in Ames, Iowa is likely to splinter between GOP candidates representing different flavors of conservatism: the Old Right conservatism of Ron Paul, the New Right/Christian Right conservatism of […]