June 25, 2019

Review: The Fifth Estate

Is it good to publish state secrets? What if you endanger lives in the process? Does dedication to truth require sacrifices? These questions propel the drama in The Fifth Estate, but this focus ensures that other moral dilemmas are taken for granted when they ought to be pondered with equal intensity. In the high-speed, high-stakes […]

Obama Puts Biden in Charge of Gun-Policy Review

Via CBS News: President Obama is launching an administration-wide effort to curb gun violence, underscoring the growing political consensus over tightening gun restrictions following the horrific massacre at a Connecticut elementary school. Sources confirm to CBS News correspondent Major Garrett that Mr. Obama is tasking Vice President Joe Biden, a longtime gun control advocate, with […]

Walker Requests Extension for Review of Recall Signatures

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Matt Naugle on 2.27.12 @ 5:36PM Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign today filed legal documents with the Government Accounting Board, asking that 20 more days be added to the time they have to review 152,000 pages of recall petitions. State law allots 10 days for such review […]

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 […]