Bench Memos

On the Radio

I will be on Linda Chavez’s radio show in Washington, D.C. this afternoon around 4:10 or so, to discuss the politics of the Alito nomination. For those of you out of the range of WMET (1160 AM), you can listen on the internet by clicking on the “Listen Live” link here. I plan to shamelessly steal from the smart political analysis of David Frum, the all-knowing Cornerites, and my fellow Bench Memorandists.

Matthew J. Franck — Matthew J. Franck is the Director of the William E. and Carol G. Simon Center on Religion and the Constitution at the Witherspoon Institute in Princeton, New Jersey.

Most Popular

Politics & Policy

The Beatification of Beto

The media’s treatment of Texas Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke wasn’t the most egregiously unfair coverage of the past year -- that would be the treatment of Brett Kavanaugh -- but it ranks among 2018’s most annoying. The endless glowing profiles of O’Rourke in every publication from Vanity Fair to ... Read More
Elections

The Odds Are Slim to Nunes

When the history of the 2018 midterms is written, there will be a chapter on missed opportunities for Democrats. Some may wonder if they should have spent so much money supporting Beto O’Rourke in Texas, or whether Heidi Heitkamp was doomed from the start in North Dakota. One painful question for progressives ... Read More