May 31, 2020

A Closer Look at Mitt Romney’s Immigration Plan

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By W. James Antle, III on 6.22.12 @ 12:59PM Yesterday Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney released a plan that is designed to make distinction between legal and illegal immigration — and also to defuse a damned if you do, damned if you don’t political issue. The key points: […]

After Masters, Look for Hilton Head Nostalgia

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Quin Hillyer on 4.9.12 @ 12:32PM Okay, the Masters again pulled off the stunning feat of making golf edge-of-your-seat exciting. Great stuff. Now, at the fun week at Hilton Head, I predict a bout of nostalgia as some of the veteran players who haven’t particularly played well […]

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 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 […]

Time for Another Look at the GOP Bench

(See also: Prepare Yourself for Obama’s Second Term and The Prism of Electoral Reality) At the outset of the Civil War, President Lincoln said of the Union armies that “there are many single Regiments whose members possess full practical knowledge of all the arts and sciences, professions, and whatever else, whether useful or elegant, is […]

That Presidential Look: The Bad, the Beautiful, and Voting-Booth Realities

While there was more than one reason why John McCain was a long shot to win the 2008 general election, a big one was something almost no one talked seriously about: appearance. That is to say, when was the last time an old-looking, white-haired, half-bald man won the presidency? If you think this piece will […]

Does this Fat Make Me Look Green?

AmSpecBlog By Chris Horner on 9.6.11 @ 9:53AM The Department of Energy’s daily compilation of stories they believe will make their black hole for hard-earned taxpayer money look edgy and swell includes a fashionable note today: LATER ALLIGATOR: Per The New York Times, researchers at the University of Louisiana think they have identified a potential source for biodiesel […]