August 14, 2020

Obama Sells the Left on War and Corporate Welfare

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By W. James Antle, III on 3.19.12 @ 1:02PM Tim Carney speaks the truth: Defending a corporate welfare agency. Attacking the critics of intrusive federal anti-terrorism measures. Giving a President the benefit of the doubt regarding the jailing of journalists critical of U.S. foreign policy. Ignoring multiple, deadly, […]

The American Left and the Erosion of Public Discourse

Much has been made of the precipitous decline in the level of discourse in the United States.  Many attribute this to the coarsening of the language and the ever-widening gulf between the various factions in the political spectrum.  However, these factors are a symptom of a current underlying and foundational dilemma: the inability of not […]

Gingrich Attacks Romney From the Far Left

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Joseph Lawler on 12.12.11 @ 12:10PM Today Newt Gingrich fired back at Mitt Romney’s suggestion that he should return the money he earned consulting for Freddie Mac by condemning Romney’s private equity career: If Governor Romney would like to give back all the money he’s earned from […]

Vampire Government: How the Left is Sucking the Life out of the Private Economy

The current financial debacle in Europe and the near-bankrupt status of the United Sates have been brought about by an obsessive loyalty to statist doctrine and an inability to admit failure — traits common to the left on both sides of the Atlantic.  The current dilemma is the end-product of decades of uncontrolled spending and […]

Race: The Ultimate Weapon of the Left

“If only Herman Cain were elected president — it would put paid to the issue of racism and excise it from our polity for good.” I couldn’t believe my ears hearing this wistful nonsense from a good friend of mine.  How could an otherwise intelligent and clear-eyed person be so naïve?  How could he be […]

Why Do Catholics Keep Funding the Radical Left?

Every November, including this one, American Catholics — who constitute approximately 25% of the U.S. population — are asked to contribute to the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD).  The Catholic faithful have been told that their donations will go to fight poverty. Little do most of them realize what their money will actually fund. […]

The Parasite Left

A wonderful historian named William H. McNeill makes a powerful  case for the idea that humans are chewed on by two kinds of parasites: the little ones and the big ones.  Our little parasites go from hair lice and gut worms down to germs and viruses.  Our biggest parasite — ever since we learned to […]

Why the Left Elites Are Criticizing Obama

I usually find that Eleanor Clift’s columns are either predictably boring or infuriatingly ignorant.  Her latest Why No Democrat Will Challenge Obama was actually fairly interesting, although perhaps not in a way the writer intended.  First came the admission that although Obama is in deep political trouble he isn’t likely to be challenged.  Anyone contemplating […]