January 19, 2019

National Security Dudes and Dudettes

When a man or woman is mugged on the street or afflicted by disease, the right response is never to pretend everything is fine and nothing has happened.But if you’re a really cool guy like the president of the United States or one of his top advisors or the Secretary of State who wants to become […]

National Park Service: Wolves in Service Dog Harness

When people look back on the past week, I suspect the key images they remember will be the various shots of barricades, traffic cones and police tape around national monuments and across the entrances to national parks, national scenic parkways and even preventing access to private property. Of all the events this was both the […]

Obama, The Left and the National Football League

“I’m a big football fan, but I have to tell you if I had a son, I’d have to think long and hard before I let him play football,” President Obama said in an interview with the New Republic. “In some cases, that may make it a little bit less exciting, but it will be […]

I’ll See Your Economic Collapse and Raise You National Demise

Being just weeks away from reaching our debt ceiling and with frightening talk about a fiscal cliff, there’s much sympathy in Washington for tax increases.  Even conservatives are wavering.  A few Republicans have dumped their anti-tax pledges, and former Nixon official-turned-actor Ben Stein favors taxing the wealthy.  He says that we can’t cut our way […]

Thoughts on National Same-Sex Kiss Day at Chick-fil-A

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Aaron Goldstein on 8.3.12 @ 1:16PM If same-sex couples want to kiss in front of Chick-fil-A restaurants around the country then by all means go for it. Bless your little hearts. Exercise your first amendment rights as you see fit. I look forward to future National Same-Sex Kiss […]

Context of the ‘National Tide’ on Same-Sex Marriage

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By David N. Bass on 2.22.12 @ 11:02AM My local newspaper, the News & Observer of Raleigh, today proffered another story on the upcoming marriage-amendment referendum in North Carolina. This piece was penned in the context of pending pro same-sex marriage legislation in Maryland and Washington State. The […]

Panderer-in-Chief: Why Obama’s National Security Record Is Weak and Dangerous

One of Obama’s greatest strengths, according to the mainstream media and establishment pundits, is his national security and defense record.  After all, they say, he has taken out Osama bin Laden, overthrown a dictator in Libya, and now (at least officially) ended an unpopular war in Iraq. Osama, Libya, Iraq: A Counter-Argument Big deal.  Sooner […]

Examiner for Romney, National Review Against Gingrich

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Joseph Lawler on 12.14.11 @ 6:22PM The Washington Examiner editorial board has endorsed Mitt Romney for the GOP primary. That is no small achievement for Romney, given that the Examiner has subjected Romney to some fairly harsh criticism.  Meanwhile, National Review has taken the remarkable step of..rejecting (I’m not sure […]

The National Mall’s Monumental Mess

The recently dedicated MLK Memorial and the planned Eisenhower Memorial, in their designers’ efforts to break from a classical idiom, reflect a failure to appreciate not only the heritage and history of the National Mall but also the origins of the very idea of the “monument.”  As a result they confuse their audience and distract […]