Senator Kennedy’s already repeated the silly charge that there must be something to hide if the administration still refuses to release documents from the Solicitor General’s office. Before accepting this charge, people should read this article from the Legal Times on what SG veterans think. Liberal and conservative alike suggest there is nothing much to learn in those documents about Roberts, but that it could chill the candor of SG staff attorneys in the future. Said one former SG attorney, “The memos would reveal that he was pushing the positions of President Bush I. That news would make me want to yawn and take a nap.” The bottom line is that no living SG has called for the release of any documents from the SG’s office. Former Clinton acting SG Walter Dellinger has hinted it might be justified in certain circumstances, but even he has yet to call for their release here.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is Jonah Goldberg’s weekly “news”letter, the G-File. Subscribe here to get the G-File delivered to your inbox on Fridays. Dear Reader, “Save Ike from the Kikes.” I’d better explain. This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of the Nazi troll armies’ march ... Read More
Studies will someday be done on the deleterious effect Donald Trump has had on the brains of people who loathe him. It drives them to say things that are as palpably foolish as some of the president’s own doozies. This week’s winner: There is no such thing as a “perjury trap.” Because some of the ... Read More
Michelle Williams, an actress, has decided to become a spokesman on the issue of pay inequality in her profession, and appears this month on the cover of Vanity Fair with a headline to that effect. This decision follows what she describes as a humiliating episode in which she learned in the pages of USA Today ... Read More
Will Democrats pull an “October Surprise” this year and announce that the highly polarizing Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco won’t be their candidate for House speaker after all? Growing up in the Bay Area, I saw Pelosi’s iron will and stubbornness up close for decades. The possibility of her stepping back ... Read More
A few weeks before I was ordained a Catholic priest in the late autumn of 1994, my superior in the seminary told me that, in his opinion, it was probably the most difficult time in a century to become a priest. Yet, he went on, it was also the most exciting time. I really did not take much notice of what he ... Read More