For What It’s Worth

“My opinion of him and confidence in him is demonstrated by the fact that I nominated him to one of the highest officers in the land. I did this on the basis of my knowledge of him and my appreciation of his great qualities. Every contact I’ve had with him since he came to Washington and all I’ve heard about him, has served only to increase my confidence and my high opinion. He is one of the finest public servants this country has ever produced. I have no further comments because I can’t think of anything else to say.” President Dwight D. Eisenhower on Supreme Court nominee Earl Warren, Feb 21, 1954

James S. Robbins — James S. Robbins is a political commentator for National Review and USA Today and is senior fellow for national security affairs on the American Foreign Policy Council. He is a ...

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Fire the FBI Chief

American government is supposed to look and sound like George Washington. What it actually looks and sounds like is Henry Hill from Goodfellas: bad suit, hand out, intoning the eternal mantra: “F*** you, pay me.” American government mostly works by interposition, standing between us, the free people at ... Read More
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