November 14, 2018

The Affordable Care Act First does Harm, Period

While much about Barack Obama remains mysterious, he was easily the most left-wing member of the U.S. Senate. As president of the United States, his left-wing orthodoxy is best manifest in his signature health plan. ObamaCare follows a principle beloved of Karl Marx and other socialist founding fathers: From each according to his ability, to each […]

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 […]

How Congressional Republicans Can Win the First Battle in the Spending War

What does one do when confronted with the mandatory task of negotiating a deal with someone who is demonstrably dishonest, driven solely by ego and only interested in embarrassing you?   You don’t negotiate with them. You place your best offer offer on the table and walk away leaving the decision to accept or refuse in the […]

First lady pushes Jay Leno to eat healthy hoods

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Jay ate the apple. First lady Michelle Obama cajoled Jay Leno into nibbling on some fruit on the “Tonight Show,” breaking his long-held aversion for all-things-healthy in his diet. Leno once told a magazine he hadn’t eaten a vegetable since 1969, and he told the first lady he gave up apples […]

Reagan Lost First Six Contests in 1976

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Jeffrey Lord on 1.31.12 @ 10:46PM Every presidential campaign is different… except that it isn’t. Just a reminder amidst the hoopla that in 1976 Gerald Ford won Iowa and the next five primaries — Florida included. The calls for Ronald Reagan to withdraw were deafening. Reagan refused […]

The First Anti-Paul Attack Ad

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By W. James Antle, III on 12.29.11 @ 11:47AM Once Ron Paul became a top-tier candidate in Iowa, it was only a matter of time before one of his Republican rivals cut an attack ad against him. The newsletters story provided good fodder. So who was the first […]

The Richmond Tea Party Audit and the First Amendment

When the Richmond Tea Party (RTP) wanted to hold a daytime rally under the right of peaceable assembly protected by the Virginia and United States Constitutions, the City of Richmond made the RTP spend about $ 8,500 on a special events permit, liability insurance, police presence, and other costs. The City of Richmond later allowed […]

First Things On First Things

AmSpecBlog By Shawn Macomber on 8.12.11 @ 1:10PM Joe Carter’s fact-checking of Ryan Lizza’s recent Michelle Bachmann is pretty damn damning. StumbleUpon| Digg| Reddit| | Facebook AmSpecBlog