Krauthammer’s Take: Flynn Lying to Pence ‘Shows a Tremendous Lapse of Judgment’
Charles Krauthammer expressed befuddlement at why Michael Flynn would lie to Vice President Mike Pence about something as simple as speaking to the Russian ambassador, and he went on to say it presented President Trump with a dilemma:
What strikes …
About Today’s March for Life
I post this as I head out the door to the March for Life.
I’ve been going for over two decades – since college, when I happened to be in town at The Catholic University of America (which some of …
Mike Pence, Hero of American Theater
Over the pre-Thanksgiving weekend, the American Internet erupted in outrage, faux consternation, and streaks of halfhearted bickering. It was, in some ways, the perfect storm, stirring up several incendiary ingredients, including Donald Trump’s Twitter account, vocal public shaming, earnest …
Life on the Inside: Mike Pence’s Turbulent Trip with Donald Trump
LaGuardia Airport, N.Y. — We struck the runway with a thud and felt the wheels clawing for traction on the rain-blanketed tarmac, but it hardly seemed an emergency. The Boeing 737 gradually slowed until it reached an ungraceful standstill, at which …
Donald Trump Is Crass; Normal Republicans Are a Menace
Just in case you had any thoughts that the post-Trump political era (yes, that will happen – sooner or later) would re-introduce any true perspective or civility to our politics, a widely-shared piece at Vox should put them to rest. Entitled, “…
As an opinion columnist, I get boatloads of interesting e-mails. Many are insightful. Some are touching. Some are hilarious. A few are a bit testy, WRITTEN IN ALL CAPS. But lately, just one month away from the presidential election, I’…
Kaine Didn’t Do Well Because Clinton’s Record Is Indefensible
Much of the discussion of last night’s vice presidential debate has rightly focused on how Republican Mike Pence was unable to make amends for Donald Trump’s history. But the media also ought to square with a parallel reality: …
The Issue That Was Missing Until Last Night: Obamacare
From the midweek edition of the Morning Jolt:
The Issue That Was Missing Until Last Night: Obamacare
Remember Obamacare? Wasn’t that the big issue that fueled GOP victories in 2010 and 2014? Isn’t the running into one problem after another, …
Mike Pence had a great night. He was unflappable and in command. His win benefits the Trump campaign in a couple of ways: 1) It changes the media conversation after a terrible week for Trump in the aftermath of last Monday’s …
Pence Beats Kaine, Kaine Beats Trump
The outcome tonight was what you might have expected: Mike Pence soundly defeated Tim Kaine on every metric that matters, if you were comparing the two men. Pence was more serious, more mature, more knowledgeable, more his own man, more …
Thank You, Vice President Pence
At Congress Hall in Philadelphia last Saturday, Vice President Mike Pence delivered a powerful speech (full C-Span video here) in support of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. In his speech, Pence kindly cited and quoted me:
Washington Post Writer Claims Mike Pence Planned to Be Booed at Hamilton
Catherine Rampell has a hot new theory about Mike Pence’s Hamilton experience: Pence and Donald Trump planned the whole thing.
Trump, and only Trump, won this round in the culture wars. And with many more rounds to come, liberals …
Celebrities Encourage Donations to Planned Parenthood in Mike Pence’s Name. They Don’t Get It.
Celebrities are encouraging their fans to make donations to Planned Parenthood in the name of Vice President–elect Mike Pence. Katy Perry, Amy Schumer, Amber Rose, and others have all posted the following message on social media:
Done and done @ppact
Mike Pence Comes to Utah. (Yes, Utah.)
Salt Lake City — Less than two weeks from Election Day, Republican vice-presidential nominee Mike Pence stopped here for a campaign rally on Wednesday afternoon.
Here, as in Utah.
A state Republicans have carried in every presidential election since 1968.
A state …
Partial-Birth Abortion and Everyday Language
Mike Pence picked the right ground on which to argue abortion policy. Partial-birth abortion is an issue that divides the leadership of the national Democratic party from the electorate. The only way he could have done better would have been …
If Donald Trump is elected president in November, we know what Mike Pence will be doing for the next four to eight years: serving as vice president.
But if Hillary Clinton wins, what does Pence do? He chose to run …
Could the Pence Win Matter More Than We Think?
I generally agree with the consensus view that a vice presidential debate matters only to the extent that any given news cycle matters — it breaks through for about 24 hours, then fades right back into the background as voters rightly …
Pence Does What Trump Couldn’t, with Solid Debate
Farmville, Va. — On Tuesday night, Mike Pence managed to do what Donald Trump could not. In his first and only debate against Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine, the Indiana governor delivered a calm and on-message performance. Where Trump, in …
Winning By Losing, Losing By Winning
Pence won hands down, in much the way I thought Hillary won the first presidential debate: He was simply better than his opponent. That’s not entirely fair, because I think Pence came across more likable and presidential than Hillary …
Is Tim Kaine Sure He Wants to Play the Role of Attack Dog Tonight?
FARMVILLE, Va. — The conventional wisdom is that Democratic Senator Tim Kaine will come out swinging, and play the traditional vice-presidential role of attack dog. Donald Trump had a rough week, and Kaine will have plenty of easy targets: the …