President Trump: A View from across the Pond
The British don’t as a rule pay very much attention to U.S. politics, except in election years. I doubt that most Brits could name the vice president or the secretary of state, much less the chief justice of ...
Trump Opponents, Shore Up Cultural Norms — Don’t Blow Them Up
Partisan-stoked doubts about the legitimacy of the president (of whatever party) have become fashionable in the 21st century, but in the run-up to President Trump’s inauguration, their intensity has spiked. No doubt many in the media and the partisan ...
Serrin Foster has been talking about Susan B. Anthony probably for as long as she can remember. She’s with Feminists for Life, and a Saturday Night Live skit recently sent her into overdrive. An unlikely gift for a group ...
American comedy, American tragedy, &c.
Around New York, I’ve been passing posters that advertise a new TV show: The Mick. The poster — the one I keep seeing, around town — shows a young woman in short-shorts and a tank top. She is sprawled on a ...
Editor’s Note: We honor our late former colleague, D. Keith Mano, by sharing over the next weeks several of his acclaimed columns, which were published in National Review every fortnight from 1972 to 1989. The following piece was first published in ...
Cooperstown Must Decide Whether It’s a Museum or a Shrine
Many Americans are more thoughtful when choosing appliances than when choosing presidents, but the baseball writers whose ballots decide who is “enshrined” — more about that verb anon — in Cooperstown’s Hall of Fame are mostly conscientious voters struggling to unravel ...
The Professor and Mary Ann (and Your Children)
I’m a child of the ’60s. No, not the ’60s of Woodstock, Vietnam, and urban riots — those were distant events, flickering images on our small black-and-white TV. I grew up in the twilight of post-war suburban America, the last ...
How Breaking Bad Foreshadowed Trump
Bryan Cranston gets Donald Trump. Just glance at his interviews with CNN and the BBC last year. Trump has given the actor an opportunity to re-explore the mind of Walter White, the protagonist he played on the epic TV series ...
Say this much for Washington: The Swamp knows how to do pageantry. Beginning on Thursday afternoon at Arlington National Cemetery, the solemn and joyful rituals of a presidential inauguration overwhelmed the clown show — on Capitol Hill, where brickbats aimed at ...
A Most Dreadful Inaugural Address
Twenty minutes into his presidency, Donald Trump, who is always claiming to have made, or to be about to make, astonishing history, had done so. Living down to expectations, he had delivered the most dreadful inaugural address in history.
What Might Trump’s Inaugural Mean for American Foreign Policy?
Trump’s inaugural address was a natural extension of his campaign speeches. It was brash, bold, nationalistic, and focused on a few key themes. Still, while the speech was driven by domestic concerns, it did offer some interesting foreign-policy takeaways.
Trump's Nationalist Anthem
It was a very Trump address, basically a slightly more subdued version of his stump speech. The deepest theme of the speech was the legitimacy of the nation state and an argument for it as the best defender of the ...
Revisiting Pop and Classical Traditions
Vin Diesel’s role as the beloved Iraq War soldier whose sacrifice is memorialized by the protagonist of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk represented a peak of American cultural iconography. His phantom appearances acknowledged the civic participation of unenfranchised ...
Donald J. Trump today is sworn in as president of these United States.
Break out the adult coloring books.
Funny word, “adult.” We use the word communicating “maturity” to describe the most immature forms of expression. “Adult entertainment” should mean ...
The work of unraveling President Barack Obama’s legacy is underway, but even if the Trump administration and a Republican Congress reverse every last law and regulation, they won’t be able to touch the core of it.
The Science of Intellectual Tribalism
‘David Gelernter, fiercely anti-intellectual computer scientist, is being eyed for Trump’s science adviser.” — Washington Post, January 18
Um. Well, huh.
For those unfamiliar with David Gelernter, he essentially created parallel computing, which sounds like witchcraft to me, but I’m ...
Obama Shows His True Colors as He Leaves Office
Barack Obama did not go out quietly. His unquiet final acts were overshadowed, in part by a successor who refused to come in quietly, and in part by Obama’s own endless, sentimental farewell tour. But there was nothing nostalgic ...
Urban Leftists Can’t Stop Violating the Constitution
Here’s a pro tip for government lawyers: You shouldn’t endeavor to eliminate indirectly those constitutional rights you can’t eliminate directly.
Someone needs to explain this rather basic legal reality to the city of Chicago. Yesterday, the Seventh ...
Cecile Richards Makes the Case for Defunding Planned Parenthood
As Planned Parenthood faces a renewed defunding effort from the Republican Congress, The Daily Show host Trevor Noah interviewed the group’s president, Cecile Richards, to discuss the organization’s future . . . but it turned out not to be much of ...
Dr. Ben Carson is probably not the first person who came to Republican minds when they contemplated a good potential secretary of housing and urban development.
He’s a brilliant surgeon with an inspiring life story, and he seems to ...
Why Trump Won: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, and Change
With the Inauguration only a day away, Democrats and the media continue their political postmortem of the 2016 election, trying to understand how they missed what the American electorate was thinking. The latest attempt revolves around a Comey-Putin narrative to explain ...
Obama Was Not the Left's Reagan
Back when they were fighting each other for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama sparred about Ronald Reagan. In January of that year, Obama said, “I think Ronald Reagan changed the trajectory of America in a ...
Unraveling the Obamacare Mandate
The attempted imposition of the notorious Obama-era “HHS mandate” on religious organizations, especially Catholic institutions, reflected an attitude that has been pervasive during Obama’s presidency, which is one of barely concealed hostility toward persons or organizations holding on to ...
Trump Should Dump Obama’s Transgender Shower Decree
Obama’s transgender bathroom, locker-room, and shower-stall decree belongs high atop the list of edicts that President Donald J. Trump should obliterate. From priorities to prematurity to procedure, this is public policy at its worst.
Obama jointly used his departments ...
Obamacare Repeal Must Roll Back the Medicaid Expansion
As the 115th Congress convenes and President-elect Trump prepares to take office tomorrow, our nation faces incredible challenges and opportunities. On health care in particular, the stakes couldn’t be higher, nor the path forward more clear.
As leaders working ...
The Waterbeetle of American Politics
He flabbergasts the Human Race
By gliding on the water’s face
With ease, celerity and grace;
But if he ever stopped to think
Of how he did it, he would sink.
– Hilaire Belloc, on the waterbeetle
Leaving aside the ...
Betsy DeVos Hearing Ends with Handshakes — Except from Elizabeth Warren
Bernie Sanders was not the only progressive senator to treat Betsy DeVos rudely at her Senate confirmation hearing yesterday — Elizabeth Warren would not even shake DeVos’s hand.
As the video shows, at the end of the hearing, DeVos approached ...
By Commuting Bradley Manning’s Sentence, Obama Broke Faith with the Military
It might just take going to war to truly understand the nature of military justice. During my deployment to Iraq, I was the only JAG officer at an isolated outpost near the Iraq–Iran border. I worked closely with my ...
Environmentalists’ Fact-Free Case against Scott Pruitt
Environmentalists know that they don’t like Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general whom President-elect Donald Trump has tapped to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. But they don’t seem to know exactly why, based on the fact-free attacks being ...
Obama’s Foreign-Policy Legacy: The Limits of American Restraint
It was clear from the outset that Obama would preside over national retrenchment. George W. Bush had waged a global war on terror and campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq, pursued years of confrontation with North Korea and Iran, increased defense ...
The ‘Scary Christian’ School-Choice Panic Is upon Us
My childhood in Western Michigan was rather ordinary, I suppose.
Together with my Dutch-imported family, I’d gather on weekends at the local Christian Reformed Church, eating piles of imported Voortman wafer cookies while plotting how to best install a ...
The Myth of the Stagnating Middle Class
The American middle class is disappearing.
We hear it from everybody. Senator Bernie Sanders (D., Vt.) focused throughout his campaign on what he termed the “disappearing middle class” — disappearing, Sanders said, thanks to income inequality. Sanders explained, “If you have ...
What Trump calls Schumer, &c.
One great lesson I learned from conservatives — it’s common sense, really — is that the character of the president matters. His behavior matters. The example he sets matters. The president sets a tone in the country (whether this ought to ...
The Shameful War on Betsy DeVos
The controversy over the nomination of Betsy DeVos as secretary of education has been, if nothing else, clarifying. We now know that working to give poor kids more educational opportunities is considered a disqualifying offense for the Left.
For decades, ...
The Republican Health-Care Debate
Where do things stand among Republicans in Washington regarding the repeal and replacement of Obamacare? Every day seems to bring fresh twists in the story, and the basic thread can be hard to follow. Is this the beginning of an ...
FYI, Arizona Legislators: Banning ‘Social Justice’ Courses Is Not a Pro–Free Speech Move
A new bill introduced by two Republican state legislators in Arizona seeks to ban courses on topics such as “social justice” in an apparent reaction to the Social Justice Warrior movement that many on the right believe threatens free speech — ...
Human Rights Watch’s Alarmist Stance toward Trump
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has apparently decided that incoming president Donald J. Trump is a threat to American civil liberties.
In a summary of its 2017 world report released last week, the organization berates Trump for “float[ing] proposals that would ...
Oscar Lopez-Rivera Doesn’t Deserve a Pardon
Editor’s Note: After the publication of this article, the White House announced on Tuesday that Oscar Lopez-Rivera’s sentence would be commuted.
As Barack Obama begins the last week of his presidency, speculation about potential candidates for an eleventh-hour ...
The Obama administration was full of scandal, though we have a lazy and partisan news media that is determined to see no scandal in it.
The lame-duck columns have been nearly unanimous on the point: Barack Obama is remarkable among ...
Editor’s Note: Digging In: Further Collected Writings of Jay Nordlinger is now available, here. The book has six chapters, and we are running a piece from each of them. The below piece is from Chapter 5, “Language.” It was published ...
Project Veritas Exposes Leftist Plan to Attack Inaugural Ball
The Left’s anti-Trump hysteria just took a potentially deadly turn.
An undercover investigation by Project Veritas has exposed the D.C. Anti-Fascist Coalition’s plans to attack the inauguration of President-elect Donald J. Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence. ...
Student Op-Ed: Yelling at a Woman for Cutting in Line at Disney World Is ‘Racism’
A student at the University of Arizona wrote a lengthy op-ed about how upset he was over the “racial microaggressions” he saw at Disney World — such as people getting angry at a woman who was cutting in line.
In a ...
The Clinton Global Initiative’s Ignominious End
The Clinton Foundation filed papers this week warning that 22 staffers will be laid off on April 15, when the Clinton Global Initiative is formally shut down.
The CGI is a program of the Clinton Foundation, centered around an annual meeting described ...
How Donald Trump and Friends Can Crush the Great Crime Wave
Hans and Emma Kabel laid out two sets of dress clothing on the bed. Then they tied ropes to a doorknob in the South Bronx apartment that had been their home for 40 years. Then they lay down beneath that doorknob ...
The Phony ‘Public-Health Crisis’ of Gun Violence
Two major medical journals have decided to renew the academic medical establishment’s assault on gun owners.
The first shot across the bow appeared in the November 8 Journal of the American Medical Association, where esteemed Stanford University health economist Victor ...
Is the Real Cory Booker Now Standing Up?
Tuesday’s confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s choice for Education secretary, will test the resolve of Senate reformers to install a strong backer of school choice in that office. It will also test the reform bona fides ...
Obama Must Have His Applause — Please (Don’t) Clap
Applause was a serious business in the Soviet Union, as it is in Cuba, as it is in Venezuela, as it is in all unfree societies and at our own State of the Union address, which is modeled on the ...
Gee, I’m Starting to Think the Obama DOJ Just Might Be Politicized
In the heat of the fall campaign, the commentariat got its knickers twisted over Donald Trump’s vow that, if elected, he’d have his Justice Department appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton, his political rival. How remarkable, ...
Trump’s Celebrity-Free Inauguration Is Great for America
As a Briton born after 1953, I have yet to witness a royal coronation at Westminster Abbey. However, every four years our American cousins treat us to a spectacular, regal, and full-blown monarchical affair as the president of the United States ...
The Patent and Trademark Office’s Assault on Free Speech
In 1929, Chief Justice William Howard Taft convinced Congress to finance construction of “a building of dignity and importance” for the Supreme Court. He could not have imagined what the court will ponder during oral arguments this Wednesday. The case concerns ...
Trump’s Truth-Telling about ‘American Carnage’
The media have been clucking their disapproval at the “darkness” of Donald Trump’s inaugural speech. “Uniquely dark vision of the U.S.,” read a New York Times headline on Saturday. The Washington Post reported that “Trump delivered a dark ...
Trump and the Establishments
President Trump looked out over the Mall last week and declared: “For too long, a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost. . . . The establishment protected itself, but ...
A Smithsonian Gift Shop Sells Anti-Trump and Pro-Hillary Paper Dolls
At the National Museum of American History’s stores, shoppers can find the typical fare: themed Lego sets, caps, T-shirts, mugs, and the like. And as one might expect of the Smithsonian, which is dedicated to research and teaching, there ...
Obama’s Final Whopper as President
President Obama is known for telling some whoppers — “If you like your health-care plan, you can keep it” is perhaps the most infamous – so it shouldn’t surprise anyone that he told a final one as president right before leaving ...
Our Unimaginative Politicians, and the Need to Stop Rewarding Them
Nobody actually wants to have a nuanced discussion. Everybody wants to have had a nuanced discussion, at the end of which they got their way.
If you want to see this in action, talk to somebody about incomes or wealth.
Barack Obama's Memoir Will Be His Final Sermon
The memoir is, probably, the thing that makes the prospect of giving it up at all palatable. President Obama is by nature an intellectual, and eight years of hard labor as a man of action can only have strengthened his ...
The Nobility of High Politics in Shakespeare
Every scholar is aware of the precision with which Shakespeare limns contemporary knowledge of medicine, science, and the law in nearly every one of his 37 canonical plays. Yet few are aware that the political behavior depicted by Shakespeare is equally ...
Market Forces, Not Ideology, Drive Colleges to Cut American-History Requirements
The history department at my alma mater, George Washington University (from which, full disclosure, I received my B.A. and Ph.D.), recently implemented a new curriculum. As part of the reform, the requirement for GW history majors to take ...
Listening to Putin, Part II
Editor’s Note: Vladimir Putin gives an annual year-end press conference in Moscow. In a two-part series, Jay Nordlinger is discussing parts of the most recent conference, held on December 23, 2016. For Part I, go here.
The subject of Nemtsov came ...
Trump's Inaugural Address: Nationalism First
In our era, a conventional wisdom can form about a speech while it is being delivered. In the case of Donald Trump’s inaugural address, that conventional wisdom holds that Trump’s speech was combative, gloomy, nationalist — and unconservative.
Silence May Be What We Need
If you know anything about Christian persecution — its history or its modern-day reality — you’ve probably heard the quote from Tertullian about the blood of martyrs being the seed of the church. So then what of the non-martyrs? The ones ...
Can America’s Divides Be Healed?
The word of the day is “polarized.” The New York Times declared that Donald Trump “will take command of a country unsettled after one of the most polarizing periods in modern times.” ABC’s chief political analyst went even further, ...
Pro-Life Feminists Are Old-School
Susan B. Anthony recently made a surprise appearance in a Saturday Night Live skit, shocking the admiring young women touring her Rochester, N.Y., home by blurting out, “Abortion is murder!”
Saturday Night Live tried to make a joke about ...
The Democrats’ Fight against School Choice Is Immoral
There’s something perverse about an ideology that views the disposing of an unborn child in the third trimester of pregnancy as an indisputable right but the desire of parents to choose a school for their kids as zealotry. Watching ...
Trump’s Inauguration Is Not without Precedent
The United States has just had three consecutive eight-year presidencies, and it’s only the second time in history that that’s happened. The only other such moment came on March 4, 1825, 192 years ago.
That’s a bit surprising, given the ...
Listening to Putin, Part I
In Moscow, Vladimir Putin gives an annual year-end press conference. This year’s session made some news in America. For example, Putin said that Hillary Clinton and the Democrats ought to learn how to lose an election with dignity. Donald ...
Supreme Court Short-Lister Bill Pryor Has Been Wrongly Criticized by the Right
He hasn’t even been nominated, yet one of the judges rumored to be on Donald Trump’s short list for Supreme Court justice — Judge William Pryor Jr. of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals — has already come under attack. ...
The Anti-Business Businessman
We’ve been instructed not to take our new president literally, but instead seriously (in the felicitous phrasing of Salena Zito). As I write, there are hints that the inaugural address will focus on the theme of “America First.” President-elect ...
Theresa May Says No to Half Measures on Brexit
Brexit was (and is) the right direction for Britain. But did Prime Minister Theresa May choose the wrong way to get there in her major address on January 17?
Extracting the U.K. from Brussels and the European Union is, so ...
Anatomy of a Hit Job: The NYT’s Disgraceful Attack on Rick Perry
On Wednesday, on the eve of Rick Perry’s confirmation hearing to head the Department of Energy, the New York Times published: “‘Learning Curve’ as Rick Perry Pursues a Job He Initially Misunderstood.” The headline is intended to summarize the ...
I was reading a transcript of Vladimir Putin’s year-end press conference. (What were you doing?) And I learned that Stalin’s grandson Yevgeny Dzhugashvili had died.
A reporter said this to Putin: “Yevgeny Dzhugashvili, Stalin’s grandson, who was ...
The Border Tax Is a Bad Idea
Two weeks ago, in an article that we authored for National Review, we stated that economic growth and security have to be the immediate focus of President Trump’s agenda.
Based upon the Wall Street Journal’s reports of President-elect ...
Hugh Hewitt’s Compelling, Cheery, Slightly Implausible Vision of GOP Government
The world would be a better place if President-elect Trump, Vice President-elect Pence, House Speaker Ryan and Senate Majority Leader McConnell read Hugh Hewitt’s new book, The Fourth Way. In just 281 pages, it manages to offer the incoming Republican ...
The New York Times’ Bogus Crime Data about Concealed-Handgun Permit Holders
For the fourth time in less than two years, the New York Times has run an editorial repeating blatantly false numbers to convince readers that concealed-handgun permit holders are dangerous (January 12, 2017; December 1, 2016; November 26, 2015; February 11, 2015).
Last week, the Times again asserted ...
It’s No Revelation That Intelligence Agencies Are Politicized
Furor has arisen over President-elect Donald Trump’s charges that our intelligence agencies are politicized.
Spare us the outrage. For decades, directors of intelligence agencies have often quite inappropriately massaged their assessments to fit administration agendas.
Careerists at these agencies ...
Yes, Trump’s Election Was Legitimate
Following the lead of Georgia congressman John Lewis, a flurry of Democrats will not be attending Friday’s inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, on the grounds that Trump, in Lewis’s words, “isn’t a legitimate president.”
The notion that ...
The Injustice of Commuting Manning's Sentence
Barack Obama is nothing if not consistent. He is lenient with American enemies foreign and domestic. Make no mistake, his decision to commute the remainder of Bradley (Chelsea) Manning’s jail term sends the message that soldiers can betray their ...
Planned Parenthood’s Continued Failure to Report Evidence of Child-Sex Trafficking
A new investigation conducted by the pro-life organization Live Action has revealed that Planned Parenthood failed to disclose suspected child-sex trafficking to authorities and did not follow through on promises to train staff members in properly reporting instances of such ...
The ‘Russia Hacked the Election’ Narrative Battle Continues—Are Republicans Paying Attention?
I contended in last weekend’s column that the Justice Department’s inspector-general investigation, focusing on statements by FBI director James Comey in the stretch-run of the presidential campaign, is part of a carefully orchestrated Democratic scheme to win the ...
From Obamacare to Obergefell: The Obama Administration's Troubled Legacy on Religious Liberty
For eight years, the Obama administration brought fundamental change to American life. As the administration comes to an end, it is appropriate to evaluate its legacy. And though many such assessments will be written, among the most important issues to ...
How the States Can Help Trump Make Federalism Great Again
Over the last eight years, more than two dozen state attorneys general have mustered a veritable legal army to thwart the unconstitutional overreach of the Obama presidency. With the change in administrations, however, these elite forces should not disband, but ...
Hoodlums will be out in full force this Inauguration Day weekend. Count on it.
I’ve covered the Left’s criminal anarchist element for more than 20 years — from the animal-rights terrorists who have harassed, threatened, and firebombed scientific researches across ...
Why National Unity Remains So Elusive
‘For many years,” Donald Trump tweeted Sunday afternoon, “our country has been divided, angry and untrusting. Many say it will never change, the hatred is too deep. IT WILL CHANGE!!!!”
As persuasive as the ALL CAPS are, I have my ...
Be Skeptical of the Conflict-of-Interest Charges Being Thrown at Tom Price
With Obamacare in the balance, Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer has not been coy about his plans to make confirmation difficult for Georgia congressman Tom Price, Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Department of Health and Human Services. Now, ...
How Dare Betsy DeVos Give American Families an Educational Choice
There are millions of American families who desperately wish that their children could attend a different school. Donald Trump’s secretary of education nominee, Betsy DeVos, wants to give them that option, while all too many on the left would ...
Step away from That Ledge, Davos Man
Judging from the media coverage, the mood at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland is a mix of fear, despair, and panic. The forum’s panel-discussion topics certainly suggest as much, from “Squeezed and Angry: How to ...
Donald Trump vs. the Media
The CNN hype of the farrago of scatological nonsense about the president-elect and the Russian government ends the pre-inaugural interlude on an all-time triumph of media unprofessionalism, malice, and outright idiocy, by the most bigoted of all large American news ...
The Real Reason Trump Won: Part 4 of 4
How did Donald Trump win the presidential election? In Part 1 of this four-part series, I showed how Trump had performed historically poorly by the standards of challengers in post-incumbent elections (i.e., elections with no incumbent on the ballot following ...
For eight years, the Obama administration misjudged Vladimir Putin’s Russia, as it misjudged most of the Middle East, China, and the rest of the world as well. Obama got wise to Russia only when Putin imperiled not just U....
Fulfilling the Promise of Obamacare Repeal
Two months ago, the American people gave lawmakers a clear mandate: Save our nation’s health-care system from the harmful effects of Obamacare. They’re sick of exorbitant premium increases. They’re frustrated with insurer drop-outs and narrow provider networks ...
A Guide to Basic Differences between Left and Right
Source of Human Rights
Right: The Creator
Left: Basically good (therefore society primarily responsible for evil)
Right: Not basically good (therefore the individual primarily responsible for evil)
Primary Role of ...
On MLK Day, Stand against Identity Politics
At the conclusion of Barack Obama’s second term, our nation is consumed with poisonous racial discourse. Call it “identity politics,” call it being “woke,” or just call it historical ignorance, it’s the habit of ascribing guilt and moral ...
What If Steven McDonald’s Last 30 Years Hadn’t Happened?
Some years ago — in 2001 — I interviewed Dr. Philip Nitschke, an international advocate for assisted suicide, based in Australia. He was candid during the course of the interview, admitting that the option to “give away” life should ultimately be available to “...
Dr. King, Race Relations, and Obama’s Farewell Address
Let me begin my take on Barack Obama’s farewell address last week and the state of race relations as he leaves office by quoting what I wrote in 2004, after he delivered the Democratic National Convention keynote that vaulted him ...
Top Divinity Schools: Use Gender-Neutral Language to Refer to God
The divinity schools at Duke and Vanderbilt Universities have instructed their professors to start using more “inclusive” language when referring to God because the masculine pronouns “have served as a cornerstone of the patriarchy.”
For example: This year’s divinity ...
Why Republicans Lose the Narrative Battle: The Inspector-General Gambit
It is so frustrating to observe news coverage of Thursday’s announcement that the Justice Department’s inspector general will review the conduct of FBI and Justice Department officials tangential to — but, as I’ve explained, not at the core ...
William Peter Blatty, Between Time and Eternity
‘Every Halloween I’m dragged out of my burrow like some demonic Punxsatawney Phil. And if I don’t see my shadow, the horror box office is going to be great.” That’s how William Peter Blatty, who died Thursday ...
How MLK Would Have Responded to Our Immigration Debate
A core concern among immigration-control advocates has always been the disproportionate negative effects mass immigration has on black America. That concern takes on added significance as we commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a man who was ...
Let’s End Criminalization without Representation
In his recent article in the Harvard Law Review, “The President’s Role in Advancing Criminal Justice Reform,” President Obama touts his administration’s successes while blaming Republican leadership for the failure to pass comprehensive criminal-justice reform, one of his ...
Joe Biden Is No Bipartisan Role Model
Though his consistently favorable ratings might suggest otherwise, Vice President Joe Biden forged his lengthy political career by convincing Americans that he is someone he is not. This was once again evident yesterday, when President Obama bestowed upon him the ...