The Corner

John Boehner on CNN Last Night

Someone at 60 Minutes or a producer who wants to make the next successful solid magazine-type show ought to notice this: Kathleen Parker’s interview with Speaker of the House John Boehner last night. That interview was as close as you can get to having dinner with John Boehner on TV. He was relaxed. He was candid. She made him comfortable to be. She’s an excellent interviewer. You really get to know the subject better when the interview is hers. I wish her current show allowed for these talents to flourish more. Because they’re a real contribution to not only good TV, but human interest in public policy. 

The interview is online here

 

Most Popular

Culture

Courage: The Greatest of Virtues

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 (Or Listener), As the reporter assigned the job of writing the article about all of Sidney Blumenthal’s friends and supporters told his ... Read More
Immigration

My American Dream

This morning, at 8 a.m., I did something I’ve wanted to do for as long as I can remember: I became an American. I first applied for a visa in early 2011, and since then I have slowly worked my way through the system — first as a visa-holder, then as a permanent resident (green card), and, finally, as a ... Read More
U.S.

The Gun-Control Debate Could Break America

Last night, the nation witnessed what looked a lot like an extended version of the famous “two minutes hate” from George Orwell’s novel 1984. During a CNN town hall on gun control, a furious crowd of Americans jeered at two conservatives, Marco Rubio and Dana Loesch, who stood in defense of the Second ... Read More