December 18, 2017

Rand Paul Shifts Political Orbit

The political world changed its orbit Wednesday as Rand Paul seized the spotlight in his March 6 filibuster. Rand Paul — not this author’s favorite before — is probably now the 2016 front-runner for president. But the difference results from fundamental changes in substance. How can one day be that big of a deal? Because […]

Paul Ryan and the Triumph of Math

Luftmensh is a delightful Yiddish word to describe an impractical person who concerns himself with airy intellectual matters and not how to make a living or get things to actually work. I had just decided to make this column on Paul  Ryan’s nomination  about how facts, in this case mathematics, will beat the fantastical  notions […]

The Deal Between Romney and Paul?

It is becoming increasingly obvious that an alliance has formed between Mitt Romney and Ron Paul. This alliance probably has been in effect for several months, but only now has it become blatantly obvious. Paul has viciously bombarded virtually the entire Republican field via attack ads with one exception: Mitt Romney. Instead, Paul focuses like […]

Romney Edges Paul in Maine

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Aaron Goldstein on 2.11.12 @ 7:22PM Mitt Romney has narrowly prevailed in the week long Maine Republican Caucuses. With 95% of the ballots counted, Romney won 39% of the vote just edging out Ron Paul who garnered 36% of the vote. Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich, both […]

Ron Paul, Now Playing Second Base for the Houston Astros

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Aaron Goldstein on 1.23.12 @ 12:09PM I got a kick out of these photos of Ron Paul wearing a Houston Astros uniform during the 1976 Congressional softball game between Republicans and Democrats at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore. By the looks of it, Paul can handle himself at […]

Ron Paul Praised David Duke

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Quin Hillyer on 1.14.12 @ 1:20PM It wasn’t quite a full endorsement, but it sure sounds like Paul approved. Now I usually discount any meaning to Duke’s announcements about who HE supports in any race, because a candidate cannot be held responsible for any idiot’s decision to […]

Ron Paul Supporters Are Worth Talking to Amicably

On December 30, AT ran a very lively, informative article called “To Get Ron Paul’s Insanity, You Have To Understand Libertarianism,” by Don Feder.  As I received it, the article dealt with this question: what is to be done about Ron Paul? Especially interesting was the panel of commentary.  Commenters were basically at odds with […]

Latest (Possibly Last) Iowa Poll Has Paul, Romney, Santorum Virtually Tied

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By W. James Antle, III on 1.1.12 @ 11:47PM Public Policy Polling has come out with the latest surveyof Iowa caucus-goers and it looks like a photo finish. Ron Paul leads at 20 percent, Mitt Romney is in second at 19 percent, and Rick Santorum is right behind […]

More on Huntsman vs. Paul

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By W. James Antle, III on 12.30.11 @ 2:55PM Daniel Larison writes “Huntsman lost almost all ‘primary voters who are tired of a hyperinterventionist foreign policy’ once he took an ultra-hawkish position on Iran.” Certainly Ron Paul, with his actual opposition to the war in Iraq and any subsequent […]

Kelly Clarkson: I Like Ron Paul Best

Via Kelly Clarkson: I am really sorry if I have offended anyone. Obviously that was not my intent. I do not support racism. I support gay rights, straight rights, women’s rights, men’s rights, white/black/purple/orange rights. I like Ron Paul because he believes in less government and letting the people (all of us) make the decisions […]