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by | Oct 11, 2019

At first blush, the new hit film Joker seems to hit all the right notes for progressive audiences. It floats various left-wing talking points: the need for health care and social services for all levels of society, the great divide between the average person…

by | Dec 11, 2015

Art imitates Life, but sometimes (to paraphrase Oscar Wilde), Life outdoes the weirdest Art. That is happening today in the seething cauldron of American politics. Donald Trump has been nothing short of riveting in playing the Joker as a modern-day…

by | Oct 12, 2012

Joe Biden, Batman’s fiendish archenemy, grinned widely and laughed maniacally throughout his debate with Paul Ryan tonight. The vice president and Arkham Asylum escapee repeatedly interrupted Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney’s sidekick. Ryan remained unflappable, an extremely brave accomplishment given Biden’s…

by | Jan 28, 2010

John Holdren? Lisa Jackson? Carol Browner? You’re supposed to make your boss look GOOD!

by | Sep 23, 2008

…now I have to worry about President Pelosi?! Please, somebody wake me up.

by | Jan 29, 2008

Over on the Spectator main page, Sean Higgins has an obituary for Heath Ledger, a “good, versatile actor [who] had a certain amount of guts” and, unfortunately, a pretty short run. Ledger’s talent, Higgins unsubtly hints, did not translate into…

by | Nov 7, 2019

When I was growing up in Nebraska, Marvel characters were part of my adolescent mythology: I took an iconic photo of two of my best friends around 2 a.m. in Walmart, ironically-unironically decked out in Captain America shields and masks….

by | Sep 18, 2019

It is said that Jews are so opinionated that two Jews render three opinions. We see from this week’s elections in Israel, timed perfectly for Rosh Hashanah season, that it is not true. For nearly seven million Jews, only 30 (or so) political parties…

by | Apr 12, 2019

James Holzhauer won a record $110,994 on Jeopardy! on Tuesday. That same day, Charles Van Doren, the James Holzhauer of his day who won $129,000 by the end of his run on NBC’s Twenty-One in March of 1957, died at…

by | Apr 8, 2019

To fully appreciate what follows, the background issues and parties, the reader will benefit by reading this prior article that laid the foundation. Israelis go to the polls this Tuesday, April 9, electing a new national government. As the only…

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