March 26, 2019

'Every Man His Own Commissar': Jared Taylor and the Politics of Race

Good manners are infectious.  Jared Taylor’s civility and dapper appearance impress even those sending him death threats:  the most recent one addresses him as “Mr. Taylor.”  In an age when even upper-class Brits loosen the upper lip and revert to first names after one email exchange, we remained “Mr.” and “Mr.”Taylor, founder of American Renaissance […]

The Abbott vs Davis race is on

As expected, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott won the GOP primary and State Senator Wendy Davis will represent the Democrats. No surprises here.    However, the “total votes” must have a lot of Democrats very worried this morning. According to The Dallas Morning News, AG Abbott got almost 655,000 votes and Sen Davis 238,000.  It is […]

1 dead, 4 missing in yacht race accident

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A sail boat carrying eight crew members ran aground during a race off San Francisco Saturday, killing one person and leaving four others missing, the Coast Guard said. Coast Guard and National Guard helicopters and water craft rescued three of the crew members and recovered the body of the fourth, Coast […]

Me Online on the Presidential Race

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Quin Hillyer on 2.15.12 @ 12:09PM My friend and New Orleans radio/TV host Jeff Crouere and I will do an online chat at 11:30 Central time (20 minutes from now) about the presidential race. The chat will be on-line at www.wgno.com the website for the ABC affiliate […]

Six Random Thoughts on the Presidential Race

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By W. James Antle, III on 2.3.12 @ 4:14PM 1. Mitt Romney needs to avoid giving his critics easy ammunition. The controversies over “I like firing people” and not being concerned about the poor are totally unfair. They are also totally predictable and involve phrases it should be […]

The Race for Second

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By W. James Antle, III on 1.6.12 @ 4:51PM With Mitt Romney so far ahead in the polls, the conventional wisdom is that the race for second place is really what matters in New Hampshire. But if conservatives aren’t careful, that’s how the entire race for the Republican presidential […]

Presidential Race 2012: Imperfect Conservatives Need Not Apply

The criteria embraced by the liberal media, Democrats, and some conservatives for selecting the 2012 Republican presidential nominee are quite clear: imperfect conservatives need not apply.  Conservative presidential candidates must have been born yesterday, not having lived long enough to break any of the Ten Commandments, make a mistake, or say or do anything stupid. […]

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 […]

Tipping Points in the Race for the Presidency?

A series of surveys are now showing President Obama with net negative approval scores of over ten points.  Among those with strongly held views, the net negative approval score is far higher (24% in Rasmussen). Republican voters are more enthusiastic about and committed to voting in 2012 than Democrats.  In head-to-head matchups, the leading GOP […]

GOP Race is Still Wide Open

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Quin Hillyer on 10.7.11 @ 12:31PM My latest assessment, here. Hint: Watch for a mystery man still to emerge. StumbleUpon| Digg| Reddit| Facebook| The Spectacle Blog