December 18, 2017

Dangerous Times: Europe’s New Crypto Cults Don’t Hate Islam

There is something strange about the fast-rising European “crypto fascist” movements. They are peas in a pod — with similar political programs, and similar nationalist and anti-capitalist rhetoric. They all hate the two Satans of Iranian propaganda, Israel and America. Yes, the Persian Gulf supplies 40% of Europe’s oil and therefore has vast political power […]

Pope Francis: A Disappointment for Catholics Who Don’t Like Being Catholic

How can we tell that the conclave made a good decision in elevating Jorge Mario Bergoglio to the papacy?  Exhibit A (through at least D): liberals are annoyed.  But leftists’ problems with Pope Francis, well-emblazoned as they were within hours of the announcement, reveal some crucial truths about the Church that even many Catholics are […]

‘Cause a POTUS Party Don’t Stop!

Via Politico: Forget about the 3 a.m. call. How about the 3 a.m. White House after-party? The Obamas made their inaugural ball appearances early enough for prime-time TV, but they weren’t done partying yet: The first couple welcomed a host of celebrities back to the White House for an after-party that lasted well past midnight. […]

Blame Wrigley Field ?

Print Email  Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Aaron Goldstein on five.16.12 @ twelve:33PM In an op-ed in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal, wealthy Cohen argues that Wrigley Field ought to be torn down so as to place a merciful finish to the Chicago Cubs’ 104-year (and counting) World Series drought: I am a Roman, and […]

When Liberal Musicians Don’t Like Their Conservative Fans

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Aaron Goldstein on 3.9.12 @ 11:33AM For some reason, I had Rush drummer Neil Peart on the brain this morning. I’m not sure why. I haven’t listened to any Rush music in ages. Then lo and behold, I saw Daniel Flynn’s article about Rush demanding that Rush […]

Why Most Jews Don’t Vote GOP

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Aaron Goldstein on 2.17.12 @ 12:12PM In his article about Jewish Republican David Storobin’s efforts to be elected to the New York State Senate next month, Ross Kaminsky notes that the only GOP presidential candidate to earn 40% of the Jewish vote since Warren Harding in 1920 […]

Justice Ginsburg to Egypt: Don’t Look to the US Constitution as a Model

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By John Tabin on 2.2.12 @ 10:34PM From the Middle East Media Research Institute, excerpts from an interview that aired Monday on Al-Hayat TV with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: I met with the head of the elections commission. I think that the first step has gone […]

Don’t Worry: They’re Just Tiny Cracks on the Wings

Via The Daily Mail: Australian aircraft engineers have called for Airbus A380 – the world’s biggest passenger aircraft – to be grounded, after Singapore Airlines and Qantas found cracks in the wings of their super-jumbos. ‘We can’t continue to gamble with people’s lives and allow those aircraft to fly around and hope that they make […]

Science: Multi-Vitamin Pills Don’t Work

Via Daily Mail: They are a daily essential for millions of Britons hoping to ward off ill-health. But despite the millions of pounds spent on vitamin pills, they do nothing for our health, according to a major study. Researchers spent more than six years following 8,000 people and found that those taking supplements were just […]

Don’t Look Now…

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Joseph Lawler on 12.5.11 @ 8:59PM …But Spectator contributor Joseph Bottum’s e-book Dakota Christmas is currently number one among Kindle Singles and Christmas books on Amazon. By the way, Bottum was one of the many great writers to contribute to our book recommendations for Christmas in our […]