Spectacle Blog
by John Jiang | Oct 17, 2019

The Hong Kong saga reached a climax this past week with back-to-back American corporate capitulations to the Chinese government. The spotlight has been on the National Basketball Association’s disastrous handling of a pro–Hong Kong tweet made by Daryl Morey, the…

by Melissa Mackenzie | Oct 16, 2019

My goodness, these people are boring. What a snoozefest. What was most interesting, though, is what wasn’t talked about. No Biden corruption. No China. No answer from Elizabeth Warren, the ostensible front-runner, about where the money comes from for her…

by Larry Thornberry | Oct 8, 2019

Perhaps we could have saved ourselves a lot of trouble, and NBA chief Adam Silver would not have had to spend time revising and extending his remarks, if someone had just told Adam up front that men cannot use the…

by Erich Reimer | Oct 7, 2019

One year ago, I left the cushy confines of the Washington, D.C., political world and arrived at Fort Benning, Georgia, to begin service to my nation as a United States Army officer. While in D.C., I worked and spoke on…

by Larry Thornberry | Oct 6, 2019

I see the Donald took off on the neo-puritan Mitt Romney for criticizing the Ukraine phone call. Mitt called the call “brazen.” Showing his ignorance of history, he also called it “unprecedented.” Anyone who believes American presidents have never sought…

by Larry Thornberry | Sep 24, 2019

“I said nothing improper or illegal in my conversations with any head of state, including with President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine. “Conversations between the President of the United States and other heads of state must remain confidential for reasons that…

by Jeffrey Lord | Sep 24, 2019

So the news overnight, as reported in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Washington Post is this. The WSJ: Trump Put Hold on Military Aid Ahead of Phone Call With Ukraine’s President The Times: Trump Said to Have…

by Barry Shaw | Sep 20, 2019

The final intrigues are being made behind closed curtains. Deals are brewing, but the hero is left to stew. Alone. The plot is afoot. A leader is about to be toppled. Suddenly. Instantly. To go from the world stage to…

by Larry Thornberry | Sep 20, 2019

At a Wednesday event at the Carter Center in Atlanta, former president Jimmy Carter said there should be an age limit for American presidents. He went on to admit that at age 80 he could not have handled the duties of…

by Adam Radman | Sep 20, 2019

The 2020 presidential race will likely come down to swing states like Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. Negotiating a treaty for the avoidance of double taxation with Croatia could help the president win those states. How’s that, you ask? Croatia is…

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