fbpx

Select Page

Category: Culture

Donald Trump

An Editorial Board Finds its Voice

by Ramona Naddaff | Sep 12, 2017 | Books, Politics

Our Dishonest President The Los Angeles Times Editorial Board Introduction by Davan Maharaj and Nicholas Goldberg Berkeley: Heyday, 2017 On January 27, 2017, the Urban Dictionary added a new word: “Trumpion: A die-hard follower of Donald Trump.” The Trumpions loyally follow their president in word and in deed, defending his ever-changing manipulations of alternative reality […]

Read more

Fake President

Fake News was Hallmark of MSM Long Before Trump and Twitter

by Jim Sleeper | Sep 10, 2017 | Media, Politics

Ever since the current occupant of the White House blamed mainstream journalists for generating fake news, some of us have countered by blaming social media and armies of trolls and bots (robotic tweets). But it’s as silly to blame social media for causing fake news as it would be to blame the internal combustion engine […]

Read more

Black Literacy

by Cyrus Cassells | Jul 17, 2017 | Books, Media

If you’re looking this summer to get a firmer grasp of African-American life and culture, these four intensely dynamic, wide-ranging books, enriched by vital, memorable language and compelling vision, can’t be beat.   Collected Poems by Robert Hayden This is a book I come back to time and again—a seminal work that illuminates African-American life […]

Read more

Dark Passages

by Isabel Ortiz | Jul 15, 2016 | Culture, Media

Marey’s “fusile photographique”   In the late fifties, Diane Arbus spent summers skulking around Coney Island movie theatres and taking pictures of projections. In her ensuing image series, film noir vamps growled and sneered at her with the same ferocity as her subjects often did. “Onscreen woman with hoop earrings and a gun” (1958), on […]

Read more

A Torturer’s Confessions

by Hannah Gold | Jul 13, 2016 | Books

USAF Photo by SSGT Jacob N. Bailey    On May 16, journalist Michael Isikoff reported that the CIA inspector general’s office, the agency’s internal watchdog, admitted to “mistakenly” destroying its only copy of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s infamous 6,700-page torture report. While another copy is reported to exist elsewhere in the agency, little else is […]

Read more

Pico Email Signup

Free Registration

Register here for free access to The Washington Spectator, plus receive alerts with links to our latest posts and commentary.


 

Podcast

Listen to “Paranoia on Parade”, a 3-part audio podcast with commentary from author Dave Troy, Jack Bryan, director of the 2018 film “Active Measures," and Hamilton Fish, Editor of The Washington Spectator.

From the Editor’s Desk

We collect email addresses for the sole purpose of communicating more efficiently with our Washington Spectator readers and Public Concern Foundation supporters.  We will never sell or give your email address to any 3rd party.  We will always give you a chance to opt out of receiving future emails, but if you’d like to control what emails you get, just click here.