June 25, 2019

War on Christmas Just Got Real: NORAD Adds Fighter Escort for Santa

A North American Aerospace Defense Command website showing Santa Claus delivering presents while flanked by fighter jets has some child advocates raising concerns about Saint Nick’s new travel companions.   NORAD Tracks Santa, operated by the joint U.S.-Canada command, has provided children with information about Santa’s whereabouts since 1955. In recent years, Santa updates have […]

The Path to Saving the Republic: Just Say ‘No’

Our nation is in crisis. The Obama administration is centralizing power at a level unmatched in American history with grave consequences for our future liberty and freedom. Of that there is not much debate among conservatives. Conservatives, however, are always waiting for the next Ronald Reagan, wondering if Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan or someone will […]

Newtown: Just Leave Us to Grieve in Peace

As I do every Friday, I sort through my week’s clipping files in preparation for this column. I was going to write about energy. The optimistic assessments of natural resources and the fracking technique to extract them has every potential of changing our economic future for the better and the repressive regimes of the Middle […]

Mitt Romney Will Do Just Fine, Thank-You

The upcoming election will be one of the simplest of our lifetimes.  It is defined by one axiom: Obama must be defeated. I’m not one of that crew, sincere but overwrought, who see Barack Obama as some kind of period to the American story, as a native Anti-Christ by way of Alinsky and Ayers.  He […]

Santorum Gaining? Just the Opposite

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By John Tabin on 2.24.12 @ 3:55PM While the oft-insightful Quin Hillyer deserves a lot of credit for noticing early on that Rick Santorum’s potential in the GOP primary was deeply underrated, his rooting interest seems to be blinding him. Contra Quin, this has not been a good […]

All Liberty, Not “Just” Religious Liberty, At Risk from Obama

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Quin Hillyer on 2.16.12 @ 12:11PM At the twelve23 site, I explore the more far-reaching ramifications of the Obama contraception/abortifacient mandate. [T]he HHS regulations don’t merely affect Catholic practices related to contraception. Instead, they would allow the government to interfere almost at will with any economic- or […]

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 […]

Santorum’s Appeal Isn’t Just “Social”

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Quin Hillyer on 1.2.12 @ 6:25PM If Rick Santorum comes in first or a strong second tomorrow in Iowa, the establishment media will fall all over themselves “explaining” that it was all those “social conservatives” in Iowa who did it for him. Certainly, his consistency on social […]

Gingrich Just Dead Wrong on Judicial Proposal

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Quin Hillyer on 12.19.11 @ 5:54PM I really, really wanted to avoid any more posts on Gingrich this week, but the way he is demagoguing the judicial issue is just awful. I have looked and looked and can’t find a single respected legal/judicial expert — left, center, […]

The Deficit Is Not Just an Arithmetic Problem

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Kevin Glass on 11.9.11 @ 12:39PM As the SuperCommittee heads toward an inevitable train wreck (the deadline is soon, and there’s been no significant movement), the hand-wringing over who to blame has started. And, predictably, Politico comes rushing to the defense of Democrats, claiming that Republicans need […]