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
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 …
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 …
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: …