Spectacle Blog
by John Jiang | Aug 2, 2019

Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley continued his crusade against tech giants on Tuesday, introducing a bill to Congress that would force social media companies to mitigate the risks of “psychological exploitation” associated with their services. In a tweet accompanying his announcement,…

by Dominick Sansone | Aug 1, 2019

American rapper Rakim Mayers, or A$AP Rocky, was charged with assault by Swedish courts last Thursday. Mayers, who was preparing for a music festival in Stockholm, got into a brawl on the streets of the city on June 30. A…

by Mary Wishing | Aug 1, 2019

Are we living in the midst of a climate crisis? Is the world on the brink of ending? Are you contributing to the world’s demise if you drive a gasoline-powered car? The National Resources Defense Council says we only have…

by Ben Stein | Aug 1, 2019

First, health insurance. I totally agree that every American should have health care as a right. And like Bernie Sanders, I should know, because, “I wrote the damned bill … ” By which I mean I as a very junior…

by Ali Atia | Jul 31, 2019

During the first round of Democratic debates Tuesday, moderate candidates pushed back against a rising tide of radicalism. The star of the show was undoubtedly John Delaney, the former Maryland representative who came out swinging against Medicare for All. “We…

by John Jiang | Jul 31, 2019

A series of new polls, released in time for the upcoming second Democratic presidential debates last night and tonight, show former vice president Joe Biden regaining his commanding lead over the rest of the field.  Polls taken this week by…

by John Jiang | Jul 30, 2019

Kamala Harris, the emptiest suit in the Democratic primary, embarrassed herself again last Friday with a speedy reversal fit for the textbooks. Pressed by Meghan McCain to clarify her stance on unauthorized border crossings on The View, Harris asserted that…

by Ali Atia | Jul 29, 2019

Last Wednesday, the House voted 429 to 3 to pass the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act (H.R. 3375), a bill intended to help the Federal Communications Commission fight the junk calls clogging up millions of Americans’ landlines. Robocalls use auto-dialers to…

by Dominick Sansone | Jul 25, 2019

On Monday, the Trump administration announced that it will expand upon an existing policy that allows immigration authorities to deport illegal immigrants more quickly.  The previous policy, from 2004, allowed for the “expedited removal process” of illegal immigrants who are…

by Ali Atia | Jul 24, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and the Trump administration on Tuesday arrived at a budget and debt agreement for the next two years. The deal will reportedly increase spending in both defense and non-defense areas and suspend the debt ceiling until…

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