In the Age of Sexual Misconduct, How Is Mike Pence a Problem?
A funny thing happened on the road to common sense, rationality, and respect for women. Mike Pence somehow became a villain again.
In the month since the New York Times and The New Yorker exposed Harvey Weinstein as one of …
Team Pence Dreams of a ‘Purge’
What’s a revolution without purges?
Nick Ayers, chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, held a meeting with major Republican donors and suggested that they conduct a “purge” — his word — of Republican officeholders who are not …
It Turns Out That Mike Pence Is Pretty Mainstream
I know I’m referring back to an incident that feels like it happened thousands of controversies ago, but it’s still worth a revisit. Remember when Mike Pence was crazy and strange for reportedly not wanting to eat dinner …
Mr. Vice President: Please Help the President Get His Act Together
Dear Vice President Pence,
I hope you’re holding up under the strain.
I hope you don’t mind me writing to you like this, but as one of those conservatives who were somewhat reassured by Donald Trump’s decision …
Thinking about Pence and O’Reilly
Last week, we spent six or seven days gawping at Vice President Mike Pence and his wife for their supposedly bizarre or retro marriage rules. Pence, as even villagers in Bora Bora doubtless know by now, does not attend one-on-one …
An Unfair Hit on Rex Tillerson
An Unfair Hit on Rex Tillerson
The Washington Post offers a particularly unflattering portrait of Rex Tillerson’s early days as secretary of state, with a few details that don’t pass the smell test. For starters…
Most of his …
Mike Pence’s Wise Family Practices Expose a Deep Divide Over Human Nature
Sometimes the most mundane things can expose the vast and yawning gulf between the cultural and religious Right and the secular Left. Take, for example, this simple tweet from Washington Post White House reporter Ashley Parker:
Mike Pence never dines …
The Mike Pence E-mail ‘Scandal’ Exposes Only Democrats’ Amnesia about Hillary
It’s clear that many Democrats still haven’t grasped what they did when they nominated Hillary Clinton for president. They’re still trying to tell us that it was no big deal that she set up her own homebrew …
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:
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 …
The Tired ‘But Pence Might Be Worse’ Argument
One major advantage that President Trump enjoys is that while he has vehement critics on both the left and on the right, it is unlikely the two groups will ever work in tandem for long. The Trump critics on the …
Impromptus: The vice-tweeter, &c.
Every once in a while, I see a tweet from Vice President Pence, and this happened last week. The veep tweeted, “Thanks to the leadership of @POTUS Donald Trump, welcome to a historic day for American jobs in the American …
Get Ready for the Pillorying of Pence
Should Mike Pence become president, the Left will surely lead us in a national chorus of “Whew! Back to normal.” Correct? After all, our friends in the Democratic party have been saying for many months that President Trump is not …
Notre Dame Students Feel ‘Unsafe’ about Mike Pence Speaking
Rather than following custom and inviting the new president to speak at commencement, the University of Notre Dame opted to temper potential controversy by inviting the vice president instead, but many are still outraged. Now students are leading a campaign …
The Pence Rule and Reality
The discussion of Mike Pence’s eating habits — specifically, his refusal to eat dinner, alone, with a woman, while he was serving in the House — continues back and forth. Evidently for some, Pence’s policy seems to have …
I’ve heard numerous versions of this story, but I’ll go with the one reportedly told by Dr. Abraham Twerski, a renowned psychiatrist and Orthodox rabbi. (I’ve trimmed and paraphrased it a bit.)
The bearded Twerski goes to …
Two days ago, the Washington Post ran a fascinating profile on Mr. and Mrs Mike Pence, once sentence from which has inspired both outrage and mockery:
In 2002, Mike Pence told the Hill that he never eats alone with a woman …
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 …
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