January 19, 2019

The Real Lesson of the Election

Each year I drive across the eastern half of the country twice, including the states of Ohio and Indiana.  Without benefit of signage it would be hard to tell them apart.  Each has an industrial base in the north and a heartland dedicated largely to agriculture.  Each state is 86 percent white and has a […]

Election Day Victories for Gay Marriage and Marijuana Reform

Via AP : Altering the course of U.S social policy, Maine and Maryland became the first states to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote, while Washington state and Colorado set up a showdown with federal authorities by legalizing recreational use of marijuana. The outcomes for those ballot measures Tuesday were a milestone for persistent but […]

The Election Will Not Be Close

The election is tomorrow.  The entire buildup to this point has been somewhat surreal.  The pollsters tell us that the election is too close to call, but that does not conform with reality. It is easy to distort reality based on predispositions and desires.  For that reason, I state mine.  I have no interest in […]

Two Visions Clash in This Election

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Quin Hillyer on 11.1.12 @ 11:39AM For the University of Mobile’s Center for Leadership, I lay out the stark choices in this election. One side of the debate advocates a large, energetic, active, powerful national government. It believes central planners can use their “expertise” to direct many […]

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 […]

Barack Obama, Euro-Socialism, and the 2012 Election

Throughout modern history, those who sought to control and expand the reach of government often resorted to exploiting mankind’s most dominant trait: an innate desire to survive and prosper.  To that end, the people would be promised a utopia on earth — a promise that could never be fulfilled.  This is not only the most […]

Shocker: Election Fraud Suspected in Putin Win

Via The Telegraph: Mr Putin said he would ask elections chief Vladimir Churov to “thoroughly check all possible violations about which you have spoken” as he met with all the election losers save Gennady Zyuganov, the communist challenger who came second and who has refused to recognise the result, at a health complex on the […]

Will We Have a ‘Fair’ Election in 2012?

The two questions GOP primary voters are trying to answer — and balance — are the same two that dominate every primary season: (1) which candidate best represents the one’s principles, and (2) which has the best chance of beating the Democrat? But here’s a third question that no one seems to be asking: what […]